Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania



2 May 2020

Peter Gutwein, Premier and Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

Additional support for family and sexual violence during COVID-19

The health, safety and wellbeing of Tasmanians is our number one priority as we continue to face the challenges of COVID-19.

The Tasmanian Government has signed a new partnership with the Australian Government to boost our responses to family and sexual violence.

The partnership will provide an additional $1.4 million this financial year to help ensure the safety of women and their children, or those at risk of experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence during the coronavirus pandemic.

The funding is on top of the additional $2.7 million already being delivered for family and sexual violence through the State Government’s Economic and Social Support package.

The Tasmanian Government is currently engaging with the community sector regarding proposals for the additional funding.

  • In an emergency, always call 000.
  • If you or someone you know is impacted by family violence call the Safe at Home Family Violence Response and Referral Line on 1800 633 937.
  • If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual violence call the Statewide Sexual Assault Crisis Support Line on 1800 697 877.
  • For counselling, information and referrals to help men stop using violence and controlling behaviour call the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491
  • For further information, and support including through online chat visit www.1800respect.org.au.


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