Family advocacy & support services (FASS) men's brochure - text version

1800 431 157

The Family Advocacy and Support Service is a free service providing assistance to men with family law matters who have been affected by family violence.
FASS has 2 parts:

FASS Provides :

1. FASS Duty Lawyer Service

The FASS Duty Lawyer can:

  • Give you advice, information, and let you know where else you can find help for family law, family violence and child protection matters.
  • Help you with urgent family violence protection matters. Draft court documents.
  • Help you get information and evidence about family violence.
  • Go to court with you.

2. FASS Social Support Service

The FASS Social Support worker can help you:

    • Before, during and after court.
    • Plan for when you go to court.
    • Deal with court staff and security staff.
    • Find other social services you may need.

    FASS does not provide ongoing legal help or couselling.

    You can find FASS at Tasmania Legal Aid

    (see back for locations)

    FASS is also available at the the Hobart and Launceston Courts each Monday 1-2pm without an appointment, and when the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court is sitting

    Hobart Family Court

    1st Floor 39-41 Davey Street

    Launceston Family Court

    3rd Floor ANZ Building, Corner Brisbane & George Streets

    Burnie Magistrates Court

    38 Alexander Street

    Do I need to make an appointment?

    To make an appointment to see the FASS Duty Lawyer or FASS Social Support Worker call
    1800 431 157.

    You can also drop in at any time at the Family Court Registries or Tasmania Legal Aid offices listed in this brochure to make an appointment.

    The Duty Lawyer will need to prioritise those appearing in court on days that the court is in session.

    Hobart office

    Monday to Friday
    10:30am to 2:00pm
    158 Liverpool Street Hobart TAS 7000

    Launceston office

    Monday to Friday
    10:30am to 1:00pm
    64 Cameron Street Launceston TAS 7250

    Devonport office

    Monday and Wednesday
    12:30pm to 1:30pm
    8 Griffith Street Devonport TAS 7310

    Burnie office

    Tuesday and Thursday
    12:30pm to 1:30pm
    50 Alexander Street Burnie TAS 7320

    For free legal advice call 1300 366 611

    Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    and speak directly to a lawyer

    or find us on the web: www.legalaid.tas.gov.au

    Last updated: 17/03/2021