24 hour help-line Counselling and support Training

SASS is a free and confidential support service for southern Tasmanian 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.

Protective Behaviours Practitioner Training Level One

This two day workshop provides participants with the theory and practical skills necessary to help prevent abuse and increase safety in our community. Through a focus on individual empowerment, Protective Behaviour (PB) concepts are internationally recognised to help people of all ages keep themselves safe. Learn the necessary skills to assist people to keep themselves safe from harm and seek help if needed, as well as to improve the capacity for safety within broader social networks. Level one is ideally suited to anyone working with or caring for children, adolescents or adults.

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.”

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.