The specialised workers within the DHHS Family Violence Counselling and Support Service are available to assist victims of family violence and affected children.
DHHS Family Violence Counselling and Support Service offer professional and specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence. This service is part of the Safe at Home initiative; a Tasmanian whole of government response to family violence.
- Information on family violence and its impact on adults, children and young people;
- Individual support and counselling for individuals affected by family violence; and
- Group work programs for affected adults, children and young people.
Further information can be obtained via the brochures below or by contacting your local Family Violence Counselling and Support Service (FVCSS).
How to contact us or make a booking
The DHHS Family Violence Counselling and Support Service has offices in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart. Appointments can also be made to see clients in other locations.
Office hours are 9am - 5pm weekdays
Contact numbers are:
North West (03) 6434 5477
North (03) 6336 2692
South (03) 6233 3818
An extended-hours service is also available and operates weekdays (9am - midnight), weekends and public holidays (4pm - midnight). If someone needs assistance or information contact 1800 608 122.
If someone is at risk or in danger, call the 24 hour Family Violence Response Referral Line on 1800 633 937, or 000 in an emergency.
Services are available to anyone who needs support or information because their partner or ex-partner is or has been violent or abusive to them. People can self-refer, or be referred by another person or service. Services are offered to people in heterosexual or same-sex relationships.
For children and young people:
Children and young people affected by family violence can be referred to the Family Violence Counselling and Support Service by Safe and Home service providers. Most children and young people will be referred via the Police, the Court Support and Liaison Service, the Child Witness program or by a Family Violence Worker who is already working with their parent or care-giver. Other children and young people will be referred via Child Protection Services.
All services are free, confidential, voluntary and subject to the State's Privacy Provisions.
Administrative Phone Number
Please contact the Family Violence Counselling and Support Service in your area
Further information can be found at:
Safe at Home
Resources for General Practitioners
Identifying family violence - Resource Kit for General Practitioners in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne
Australian Domestic Violence Clearing House