A register of providers is being established to receive referrals to deliver counselling to eligible Tasmanian applicants of the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse.
A total of $8 million will be allocated towards counselling services over 10 years by the government.
Attorney-General Elise Archer said the funding allocation was the preferred option over another offered by the federal government which considered a one-off payment to survivors for counselling.
She said the register would not restrict survivors from using only professionals listed on the register, rather provide them with a guide to the options available.
Tasmania’s Sexual Assault Support Service chief executive Jill Maxwell has previously said survivors should receive a payment for services as they may have an established relationship with a provider already or may be isolated from a range of services due to their geographical location.
But the government said survivors who already received services could continue to do so with support.
Tasmania will contribute about $70 million in payments to the scheme.