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Children and Families

Strong families are the building blocks of a strong community. The services listed here assist to develop and strengthen new Tasmanian families.

Family Wellbeing and Relationships

Respectful Relationships - X-Pect respect

Provides a leadership project focusing on violence prevention by equipping CALD youth with superior skills and strong self-esteem to model successful relationships.

Relationships Australia (Tasmania)

Provides relationship support services, including counselling and education services, to support Tasmanians to achieve positive and respectful relationships. Most services are free; however, a fee applies to counselling, family dispute resolution, mediation, education, and children’s contact services.

Family Violence Counselling and Support Service

Provides free, confidential, professional and specialised services to children, young people and adults affected by family violence.

  • South
    Phone: 6233 3818
  • North
    Phone: 6233 3818
  • North West
    Phone: 6233 3818
  • Statewide extended hours service
    Phone: 1800 608 122
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Sexual Assault Support Services

Works with community organisations to provide support, counselling and information to women, men and children who have been sexually assaulted at any time in their lives.

Family planning Tasmania

Provides sexual and reproductive health services through bulk-billing clinics around Tasmania. It also provides school education programs, training, and health promotion activities.

Gateway Services

Provides a single access point for individuals, agencies, services and professionals to refer clients to services and obtain information and advice about family support and specialist disability services.

Integrated Family Support Services

Provides practical parenting assistance and strategies, casework, and case management services for vulnerable families and works in partnership with a co-located community-based Child Protection worker if there are serious concerns about a child’s safety.

Anglicare Tasmania

Provides information about health, relationships, home and finances. Also provides support and counselling.

Catholiccare Tasmania

Provides services to support families with adoption; family violence; parenting; rental and homelessness; stress; and separation.

Reconnect Newly Arrived Youth Support Service (NAYSS) Colony 47

Reconnect is a free, early intervention, outreach service for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Reconnect works with young people aged 12-18 years and newly arrived (in Australia less than 5 years) young people aged 12-21 years through its integrated Newly Arrived Youth Support Service (NAYSS). Reconnect aims to assist young people to stabilise their accommodation and to develop the kind of relationships they want with their family, other significant others, education, employment and the community. Reconnect can help with counselling, casework, mediation and referral to other services. Reconnect also provides support for families and carers.

Reconnect Newly Arrived Youth Support Service (NAYSS) - Colony 47
432 Elizabeth Street
North Hobart   TAS  7000

Phone: 6214 1481

Engender Equality

Engender Equality is a not-for-profit organisation that provides free and confidential counselling and support for women who are currently experiencing or have experienced abuse in an intimate or family relationship. This may include physical, psychological, emotional, sexual, social, economic or spiritual abuse.

The services at SHE are available to all women regardless of age, ability, marital or socio-economic status, cultural, religious or ethnic background, or sexual orientation. Interpreters can be used when required.

Engender Equality

Engender Equality
PO Box 300
North Hobart 7002

Phone:  (03) 6278 9090 (Statewide)
Fax:      (03) 6278 8292

Phoenix Centre

The Phoenix Centre, is a support service for adults, children and families from any country who have fled persecution, torture and war-related trauma to find safety in Australia. Services are available in the south and north of the state. Services include: counselling, natural therapies, suicide prevention and other events.

Safe from Violence

Safe from Violence is an initiative out of Safe Homes, Families, Communities: Tasmania’s action plan for family and sexual violence 2019-2022 (Safe Homes, Families, Communities) which outlines a vision for our State where all Tasmanians are safe, equal and respected and our homes, families and communities are free from all forms of family and sexual violence.

Visit the Safe from Violence website


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Child Health and Wellbeing

Child Health and Parenting Services

Provides child health, growth and developmental assessments; parent support and information; and early intervention services.

Early Support for Parents

Child and Family Centres

Provide access to a range of services for families with children aged from birth to five to improve the health and wellbeing, education and care of Tasmania's very young children.

Child Safety Service

Provides intake, assessment, case management and out-of-home care services where children are at risk of abuse and neglect.

Youth, Family & Community Connections Inc

Providing Integrated Family Support Service; Accommodation Service and Focus on Transitional Outreach; Community Focus Youth Alcohol and Other Drug Service; Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative; and Focus on Primary Schools Partnership Program & Respectful Relationships

Early learning for migrant children

Migrants and refugee families often feel isolated when they first arrive in Australia. The 'It Takes a Village' program offers playgroups for children to help them transition to school and supports mothers in Hobart.

Phoenix Centre

The Phoenix Centre, is a support service for adults, children and families from any country who have fled persecution, torture and war-related trauma to find safety in Australia. Services are available in the south and north of the state. Services include counselling, natural therapies, suicide prevention and other events.