Media & News

SASS welcomes opportunities to provide comment, offer professional opinion and provide feedback on a broad range of topics relating to sexual violence.

For comment, interviews or other consultation requests, please contact Sandi Doherty (Acting CEO) on (03) 6231 0044 or send an email to @email

SASS believes first and foremost that survivors of sexual violence are the experts in this area. We strive to incorporate and represent the views of survivors in all of our policy work and advocacy efforts. 


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SASS Gets the 'Tick' From ACNC

Sexual Assault Support Service is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.  This enables SASS to receive donations, charity tax concessions from the Australian Taxation Office and be eligible for commonwealth grants.  Please download the ACNC Charity Regi

Team-Building Day - Ronald McDonald House Volunteer Work. 2017

 On the 18th of October, 2017 the SASS team volunteered their help at Ronald McDonald House in Hobart for our bi-annual team-building day.  Much fun was had, gardening, refurbishing outdoor benches, wrapping Christmas presents, baking sweets, cooking meals and hosting a big BBQ l

Revenge Porn - 5 Part Story - Examiner Newspaper Tasmania

This five part newspaper story features SASS staff commentary on the complex issues surrounding image based abuse, known as 'revenge porn'.   The articles cover many important aspects of this growing concern including victim-blaming, the need for education and

Primary Prevention in Schools Promotional Video

This video summary of the primary prevention education and training program showcases the first year of this Department of Education Tasmania funded project including interviews with students, teachers and SASS staff members.

ABC News Article - "Sexual Assault Service in Tasmania Flooded With Victim Calls For help"

Tasmania's Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) has experienced a 34 per cent increase in the number of people accessing help in the past financial year and says the sector needs further resourcing. CEO Jill Maxwell said it was great to see people reaching out for help but the increase in clients was putting a strain on the service.

Media release: SASS calls for more appropriate penalties for child sex offenders

The Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) expresses our disappointment that the Legislative Council did not pass the Sentencing Amendment (Mandatory Sentencing for Serious Sexual Offences Against Children) Bill 2017.