432 Elizabeth St North Hobart TAS 7000

Step Up is a Colony47 program for young people aged between 12-17 and their families aimed to address recurring violent behaviour by young people toward a family member or intimate partner.  Where violent behaviour is toward a family member Step Up can support either or both the parent/carer and young person.  The program provides one on one support and aims to assist young people to understand consequences of violent behaviour, strengthen family and personal relationships and utilise appropriate referral pathways to other specialist services.  The program works to empower parents and provide them with tools and strategies to assist them in keeping all family members safe.

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

The Elder Relationship Service is a counselling and mediation support service to assist older people and their families to:

  • prevent or resolve family conflict;
  • have difficult conversations;
  • plan for the future (including medical, health, financial or living arrangements);
  • resolve differences in ways that improve their relationships; and
  • make decisions that protect the interests, rights and safety of families.

You can attend the service on your own, with your partner, as a family, or your children or parent(s) can come by themselves.

Attending the service is voluntary and confidential. The service is a not for profit community organisation and the services are subsidised by the Federal Government. They try to make the service as affordable as possible, fees are determined by the local organisation and are based on your income, they will advise of any fees payable upon the booking of the appointment.

The service is run by Relationships Australia.

We are a state wide service operating in the North, North West and South, we provide practical support, family violence education, advice and referral to support services for anyone experiencing family violence.

The program will provide practical support, advice and referral to support services for those women and children experiencing family violence through the following services:

  • A website which will provide information around family violence and support services available
  • Email support available to all members of the community
  • Phone support
  • Information packs
  • One to one support from a case worker for those people experiencing multiple needs
PO Box 300 North Hobart Tasmania

Engender equality is a not for profit organisation that provides specialist counselling services for women who are currently or have experienced family and domestic violence services for people.

We now have counsellors in the north and northwest of Tasmania As well as face-to-face sessions, you can access our counselling services via phone, or on line using Skype.

Engender Equality also offers affordable, informative and engaging training modules for community groups and corporate clients statewide


If you have any questions please contact Alina (CEO) on 6278 9090 or

The Australian Childhood Foundation provide counselling to children and young people who have been affected by family violence.

Children and young people can access this service if they:

  • are 17 years of age or younger
  • have been affected by family violence at home
  • are not in foster car or kinship care
  • have a parent, carer or significant adult who can support them through counselling
  • are not currently involved in another similar counselling service
4 Hart Place, Rokeby Tasmania, Australia

The Foster and Kinship Carer’s Association of Tasmania (FKAT) is a member of the Australian Foster and Kinship Carers Partnership. They provide support and assistance for foster carers, kinship carers and people interested in becoming carers.

Services Provided by FKAT:

  • Telephone support and referral service
  • Regular newsletters
  • Meetings
  • Social Activities
  • Annual conference
  • Support during case planning
  • Support during family conferences
  • Advocacy and support for carers through the Foster Care Advocacy and Support Team (FAST)

Dads in Distress (DIDs) offers peer support that aims to provide help and hope for separated dads and their families. Callers can talk with someone who has personally experienced separation.

Their services include:

  • Telephone helpline
  • Support groups
  • One on one support
  • Referrals
  • Website resources

All services are confidential and free (some groups though may require a gold coin donation to cover cost of room hire).

Telephone helpline is open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service.

Qualified and experienced counsellors provide information and referral to support services. Offers telephone and online counselling.

The Men’s Referral Service is a men’s family violence telephone counselling, information and referral service operating in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania and is the central point of contact for men taking responsibility for their violent behaviour. We also provide support and referrals for women and men seeking information on behalf of their male partners, friends or family members, and workers in a range of agencies seeking assistance for their clients who are men.


The Men’s Referral Service is for:

  • Men who are using controlling behaviour towards a partner or family member
  • Women seeking information about men’s use of family violence
  • Friends, family or colleagues of people who may be using or experiencing family violence
  • Professionals wishing to support a client who is using or experiencing family violence
Shop 6/28 Green Point Road, Bridgewater

The Parents and Family Advocacy Service (PFAS) recognises the vitally important role parents and families play in the lives of their children. PFAS empowers parents and families with the skills to self-advocate when dealing with the Child Safety Services.

PFAS will provide parents and families with the opportunity to access information, support and develop skills with the end goal being to empower them to productively engage with Child Safety Services.

Parents and families will be supported by a dedicated PFAS Coordinator and a team of trained volunteers who have prior experience with Child Safety Services.

Tasmania, Australia
0419 009 628 (for Southern Tasmania)0419 009 628 (for Southern Tasmania)
0400 066 169 (for North Western Tasmania)0400 066 169 (for North Western Tasmania)
0437 589 627 (for Northern Tasmania)

A service provided by the Department of Health & Human Services, for people who have been involved in a family violence incident and have been issued with a Police Family Violence Order.

They can provide information and advice about what a Police Family Violence Order means, how to prevent breaches and provide referrals to appropriate services.

129 Wilson Street, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

Services include:

  • Youth Alcohol and Drug Service
  • Regional Alcohol and Drug Service
  • Community Alcohol & Drug Support Service
  • Health Promotion
  • Helping Young Families
  • Junction Hub
64 Stewart Street, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia

Services include:

  • Youth Alcohol and Drug Service
  • Regional Alcohol and Drug Service
  • Health Promotion
  • Integrated Family Support Service
  • Junction Hub
2 Watkinson Street, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia

RAIN provides social and practical support for women, men and children who have been subjected to domestic or family violence (physical, financial, emotional and mental abuse). RAIN provides a service from Anglicare Tasmania offices based in Devonport and Burnie, with outreach to the West Coast, Circular Head and King Island.

436 Main Road, Glenorchy, Tasmania, Australia

Options is a mediation and counselling service for young people aged 10-21 and their families or caregivers. The Option program offers group sessions for families experiencing conflict or relationship issues, individual counselling appointments for family members facing personal difficulties.

123 York St, Launceston, TAS, 7250, Australia

Provides Mediation, Dispute Resolution and counselling services to separated couples in relation to children and property issues, and elder mediation and counselling to support older Tasmanians and their families negotiate agreement in ways that matter to them. The Centre does not provide legal advice. The Centre has a direct link to the Family Relationships Advice Line and Centrelink. The first 3 hours of counselling are free.

This is a National telephone service established to assist people from families affected by separation or relationship issues. Provides information and advice, particularly about parenting arrangements after separation.

346 Macquarie St, South Hobart TAS 7004, Australia

The Family Support Service is a program of Lady Gowrie Tasmania funded by the Department of Health and Human Services as part of the integrated family support program.

The Service is available to families with children through the gateway referral process to provide respectful, confidential support for strengthening and developing family life.

The program promotes the safety, stability and wellbeing of vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

6 Paterson Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Service provided by Relationships Australia.

In Tasmania, the following services are provided:

  • Reconnect program, providing services to youth in danger of homelessness in northern Tasmania.
  • Aboriginal counselling and community work across northern Tasmania, including monthly outreach to Flinders and Cape Barren Island in Bass Strait.
  • Community and relationship support to several rural communities across Tasmania.
159 Macquarie St, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Support & assistance for widows & children of service personnel, immediate financial assistance & moral support.

Department of Health and Human Services Family Violence Counselling and Support Service offers 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 (

6 Strahan Street, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

RAIN provides social and practical support for women, men and children who have been subjected to domestic or family violence (physical, financial, emotional and mental abuse). RAIN provides a service from Anglicare Tasmania offices based in Devonport and Burnie, with outreach to the West Coast, Circular Head and King Island.

59 York Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Support & assistance for widows & children of service personnel, immediate financial assistance & moral support.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 3pm.

Huonville, TAS, 7109, Australia

The Huon Domestic Violence Service offers support and information regarding domestic violence within the Huon Valley.

Services offered by the Huon Domestic Violence Service include:

  • Support
  • Counselling
  • Information
  • Advocacy
  • Court Support
  • Community Education

This service is eligible to all victims of domestic violence. No referral necessary and is a free service.

6 Strahan Street, South Burnie, TAS, 7320, Australia

Reconnect is an Anglicare program which supports young people, aged between 12-18 years, in North-West Tasmania to reconcile with their families.

Reconnect is a free program that can be used to build bridges with family. Reconnect can help with:

  • One to one counselling
  • Mediation between you and your family
  • Support and encouragement
  • Opportunities to get involved with education, training, work and community activities
432 Elizabeth St, North Hobart TAS, Australia

Reconnect is a free, early intervention outreach service that supports young people aged 12-18 to develop the kind of relationships they want to achieve with family, explore education or employment opportunities and engage with their community.

Reconnect offers individual support as well as family counselling.

175 Collins St, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia

Mission Australia works with Tasmanian individuals and their families to enable them to reach their full potential. They provide services for families, children, youth and people with mental health issues, providing a variety of services.

A service providing safe and positive contact arrangements for children whose parents are separated.

The Children’s Contact Service makes it possible for contact arrangements to take place with minimum stress both for children and their parents. It can also help with establishing a relationship between child and parent when there has been a period of limited or no contact.

The services that are provided include:

  • planning, negotiation and setting up of contact arrangements
  • facilitated changeover to enable the child to be transferred smoothly from one parent to the other at contact times
  • supervised contact visits to enable child and visiting parent to enjoy quality time together
  • separate appointments for both parents
  • privacy and confidentiality
  • an established children’s centre with toys, games and equipment
  • practical, sensible security including separate entrances and exits for each parents wherever possible.

Advantages of using the service include:

  • contact can be made using an independent third party
  • parents do not have to deal directly with each other
  • it provides a relaxed, safe and neutral environment for children and parents
  • both parents can feel they are doing the best for their child.

Costs involved:

  • Intake – free
  • Supervised Visits and Changeovers – a fee is payable by both parties. Reduced rates are available for concession card holders.

Children’s contact services are located in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.

6 Paterson Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Relationships Australia Tasmania is a provider of relationship support services. They are a community based not for profit organisation with no religious affiliation. Services all members of the community regardless of religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.

They do not charge a fee for their services, however, a fee applies to counselling, family dispute resolution, mediation, education and children’s contact services.

81 Oldaker Street, Devonport, TAS, 7310, Australia


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