24 hour help-line Counselling and support Training

SASS is a Hobart-based, free and confidential support service for people of all ages who have been affected by any form of sexual violence.

We provide information and support to professionals, and offer a range of training workshops and education sessions throughout Tasmania.

Our mission is to work towards achieving a healthier,  safer community in Tasmania, free of sexual harm.

SASS Receives Bronze at Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards for the Whole of School Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence Program

SASS CEO Jill Maxwell states, “The program was motivated by alarming findings that young people are more likely to hold sexual violence-supportive attitudes than other age groups. The Whole of School Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence Program aims to address the underlying causes of sexual assault, thereby reducing its incidence and impacts, through promoting respectful sexual behaviours amongst young people and by enhancing the capacity of Tasmanian secondary school communities to respond to and prevent sexual assault.”

Preventing Child Sexual Exploitation Workshop - Ticketed Event

This two day professional development workshop enables professionals and agencies involved with children and young people to gain a greater understanding of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). It explores the sophisticated models of recruitment ('grooming') used to sexually exploit young people as well as teaching skills in assessment and intervention with the aim of protecting young people and preventing CSE within communities.

Media Release - Governor Opens New Sexual Assault Support Service Site

Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) Patron, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC today officially opened the new SASS Premises at 31 Tower Rd New Town.