Violence against anyone – in any form – is unacceptable, but the harm caused by family and sexual violence is particularly devastating.

Tasmania Police recognises that family and sexual violence can cause serious, lasting trauma on victim-survivors.

Family and sexual violence can occur together, or you may experience family violence or sexual violence as separate incidents.

We are committed to supporting you from your initial contact with us, through whichever pathway is chosen by you. We will support you respectfully and without judgement.

On this page you will find links through to the processes and supports available to you if you’ve been affected by family or sexual violence.  


Key points:

  • If you or someone you know is experiencing family or sexual violence and need urgent assistance, call police on Triple Zero (000).
  • If you need crisis counselling – call the Sexual Assault Crisis Line on 1800 697 877.
  • To report a non-urgent incident of family or sexual violence – call the Tasmania Police Assistance Line on 131 444 or attend your local police station to make a report. If you have a hearing impairment, call TTY 106.
  • For information and support if you are affected by sexual harm as a result of sexual violence – contact Arch to speak with specialist sex crimes investigators, counsellors and support workers. You can also report incidents of sexual violence to police at Arch.
  • For advice, support and counselling relating to family violence (if you do not wish to report the matter to police in the first instance) – call the Family Violence Counselling Support Service on 1800 608 122

Everyone has the right to feel safe and live free from violence.

Support, information, and advice – including how to report family or sexual violence – is available on the following pages: