Launceston Women’s Shelter Inc. Trading as Magnolia Place LWS

Specialist Homelessness Service – Short-term Supported Crisis Accommodation

Magnolia Place LWS is funded by the Crown through the Department of Communities as a supported short-term crisis accommodation service for women alone and women with accompanying children who are experiencing homelessness. We are known as a type 3 service under the Tasmanian Governments Housing Connect system. We provide support while clients are in the shelter, assessment of needs, advocacy, and referral to various support services as identified by clients in the service.

Magnolia Place provides accommodation to women of all ages with children and from 20 years of age if single. The shelter is situated in Launceston but we accept referrals from other parts of the state and interstate. We work closely with other Housing Connect services to access longer-term, stable accommodation. The address is confidential as the majority of our clients are escaping family violence.

Magnolia Place provides a 24 hour service.

What the service can help with

Cultural support
Family violence
Housing and homelessness
Mental health
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation

How the service is delivered

Case Management
Cultural and/or Recreational Activities
Information, Advice and Education
Intake and Assessment
Support Services

Services are available for

Accompanied Children
Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

0 - 17

To access the service, clients

Must be female
Adult clients must be female

Cost of service

At cost to client

Fees charged according to client capacity to pay

Is a referral required?

Housing Connect (women can self-refer and they will be directed to Housing Connect (Anglicare in Launceston)

How do clients access the service?

Transportation can be provided

Regions covered


Contact Details

Launceston 7250

03 6344 5322

Focus Domains





Being loved and safe

Having material basics

Being healthy

Having a positive sense of culture and identity