Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2023

Our vision at SASS is for a healthy, safe Tasmania free from sexual harm. To achieve this, we need to educate Tasmanians – and this is what Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or SAAM is about!

SAAM runs right through April. It provides an opportunity for individuals and organisations to help increase public awareness about sexual assault and abuse. SAAM 2023 is all about consent.


So, let's get the conversation started in April this year! By raising awareness and educating our community, including schools, workplaces, homes, social settings and online, we can all help play our part in preventing sexual assault. Image removed.

SAAM is also a great time to show your support for survivors. You can host a workplace morning tea, come along to one of our partner events listed below or join in a workshop. Grab a teal ribbon or a teal wristband for a $2 donation - it's less than the cost of a coffee and you'll be making a real difference. 

All donations will go directly into providing support and services for survivors of sexual violence, as well as consent training for schools and local organisations.  And SASS is a registered charity, so donations over $2 are tax deductible. 


What's happening in SAAM 2023?

We are putting together a great program of activities, events and resources for SAAM 2023. Keep watch on this page for updates and additions as we get closer to the start of April and SAAM 2023. 


Monday 3 April

SAAM launches today - stay tuned for details

Date to be confirmed


SAAM raffle is now on sale!
Artists, adventurers, foodies and anyone who wants to contribute to an important cause and go in the draw for a great prize - get your tickets now, only $2

Tuesday 4 - Thursday 6 April 

Prima Facie
After a sold-out season on London's West End, this award-winning play by Suzie Miller has a short season at the Theatre Royal. Our SASS counsellors will be on hand to speak to audience members. And you can also pick up a teal ribbon or wristband to show your support.  

Thursday 13 April


Teaching Kids Consent workshop
A workshop for parents and guardians of children and young people ONLINE, 7pm - 8.30pm including Q&A
Public event – bookings essential, introductory price of $15 per person
Secure your spot online now

Saturday 15 April

F45 Kingston
Get some extra feelgood vibes into your Saturday workout at F45 in Kingston, who are supporting us with a fundraising day!

Monday 24 - Sunday   30 April


It’s our big week of action and awareness, Wear Teal Week 
Get your teal on - registrations open soon

Light up teal for SAAM - Hobart City Council will have teal lights around town and next to Mawson's Pavilion. Grab a photo if you're out and about and tag us!

Wednesday 26 April 

Coach Consent webinar - bookings opening soon
NEW for SAAM 2023, this workshop provides an overview of ethical consent, and conversational strategies for clear communication with young athletes. You'll take away some easy to implement concepts that embody consent practices and can be incorporated into coaching immediately.  Stay tuned for bookings to open soon. 

Thursday 27 - Sunday 30 April

The Tasman Bridge is turning teal for SAAM - keep watch for some stunning reflections, grab a photo and tag us on social media. 

Saturday 29 April

Hockey Tasmania's SAAM Round 
Grab a teal ribbon or wristband and stop by for a chat with us at the Tasmanian Hockey Centre, New Town

Sunday 30 April 

Netball Tasmania's SAAM Round 
The TNL is turning teal for the 3rd year running. Get along and support your local team!

Date to be confirmed

Seishin Martial Arts
SAAM classes - beginners welcome! 


How can my workplace or social group get involved?

  • Wear Teal Week runs through the last week of April, and is one of our main activities to raise awareness and funds. Get on board - dress up in a teal outfit, put on a teal ribbon or wristband, host a morning or afternoon tea in the office, at home, at a social club or even outside in the fresh air!  Make sure you register for your Wear Teal Week kit as soon as possible! 

  • Join our Teaching Kids Consent online. If you're a parent or a carer for children/teenagers, this is a workshop not to be missed, and because it's SAAM we are offering it for a $15 donation to our fundraising. Download the flier here, and make sure you book in via the link above to secure your spot. 

  • Show your support for our SAAM raffle and you could take home an amazing prize!  Online ticket sales will start in April and you'll find the link to purchase tickets here. 


How can I find out more?

Follow our Facebook page for all the latest news and activities about SAAM 2023.

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