Family Violence & Restraint Orders

Family Violence Orders and Restraint Orders are designed to stop threats, property damage, violence, intimidating behaviour and emotional abuse. They tell the offender to stay away from you and/or to stop behaving in certain ways.

Organisation Address: 23 - 25 Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia

Phone: 03 616 57136

Web Address:

Link Owner: Magistrates court of Tasmania

Also in: Restraining Orders


Crisis payments and rent assistance

If you are in severe financial hardship, have just come out of prison or are recently homeless, or have just arrived in Australia, you may be entitled to a crisis payment to assist you to find accommodation. Some people are also entitled to ongoing rent assistance.

What is family violence?

Family violence isn’t just hitting. The Family Violence Act (Tas) 2004 defines family violence as any of the following types of conduct committed by a person directly or indirectly, against that persons spouse or partner: assault, including sexual assault; threats, coercion intimidation or verbal abuse; abduction; stalking; economic abuse; and emotional abuse or intimidation.

Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address:

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc

Also in: Protection Orders