• Organisation

Malmesbury Family Group Home


Malmesbury Family Group Home, run by the government, replaced Malmesbury Receiving Home in about 1981. It was in West Hobart. The Home provided temporary accommodation to children who were wards of state or supervised in other ways by the Social Welfare Department and its successors. The Home closed in 2009.

A married woman managed Malmesbury Family Group Home with the assistance of her husband, who was in paid employment outside the Home. In return, they did not pay rent.

The Home provided accommodation for new wards of the state or children on remand from the courts until the Department found a more permanent placement for them. It also took in children requiring temporary accommodation under the Domestic Service Assistance Act and in transit between homes. Some children stayed in the home longer if they got on well with the Family Group Home Carer.

  • From

    c. 1981

  • To



  • c. 1981 - 2009

    Malmesbury Family Group Home was located on Cavell Street, West Hobart, Tasmania (Building Still standing)



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