Womens Shelter

About Us

Need Help?

Need Help?

If you or someone you know is experiencing violence or are at risk of homelessness and need help or support, please click the link below to go through to our Helpful Links page where you will find links to support services.

There are national and state-based agencies that can assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hobart Women’s Shelter is the second oldest women’s and children’s refuge in Australia.

We provide a holistic range of programs to women and children at risk of homelessness and / or who are experiencing domestic and / or family violence. Hobart Women’s Shelter empowers clients to lead independent and fulfilling lives. We envisage that all clients can live in a community free from violence and injustice, where diversity is celebrated, and clients are supported to reach their full potential.

Core Business

Hobart Women's Shelter core business is providing safe, emergency accommodation and support to women and children who are affected by family violence and those who are homeless. The shelter operates 15 emergency accommodation units (owned by Housing Tasmania), serviced by an administrative centre located on the same site. A coordinated approach assists women and children address their housing, legal, emotional support, health, education, employment, financial support and other needs.

In addition to direct services, Hobart Women's Shelter raises awareness about issues experienced by women and children who are homeless and/or affected by family violence. We work with the community through advocacy, partnerships, education, training and consultation.


The Department of Communities provides the main source of funding for Hobart Women's Shelter through the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA).  Other sources of funding include community grants, interest on bank accounts, rent, donations and fundraising.

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