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: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/crime-and-punishment/family-violence/what-is-family-violence/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc

Also in: Domestic Violence


Family Violence Counselling and Support Service

DHHS Family Violence Counselling and Support Service offers professional and specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence. This service is part of the Safe at Home initiative; a Tasmanian whole of government response to family violence.