If you or someone you know is experiencing violence and need help or support, please contact one of the support services below. There are national and state-based agencies that can assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
TASMANIAN HELP LINES
> Family Violence Counselling and Support Service 1800 608 122
> Family Violence Response & Referral 1800 633 937
> Sexual Assault Support Service 03 6231 1817
> Mens Line Australia 1300 364 277
NATIONAL HELP LINES
> 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732): 24 hour, National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
> Lifeline has a national number who can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State (24 hours)
> Police or Ambulance
000 in an emergency for police or ambulance.
> Mensline Australia
Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties
1300 78 99 78
> Kids Help Line
Telephone counselling for children and young people
Freecall: 1800 551 800.
E-mail and web counselling www.kidshelp.com.au
> Relationships Australia
Support groups and counselling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners.
1300-364-277 or Vic (03) 9261-8700. Website: www.relationships.com.au
ASCA (Adults Surviving Child Abuse) A service to adult survivors, their friends and family and the health care professionals who support them.
Support line: 1300 657 380
> Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania
1300 366 611
> Our Watch has been established to drive nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours and attitudes that lead to violence against women and children.