Woman set on fire by fiancé in Tasmania

Nicole Evans
Nicole Evans (Facebook)

A man in Tasmania has been charged with grievous bodily harm after allegedly dousing his fiancé with flammable liquid and setting her on fire.

Matthew John Davey, 34, pleaded not guilty to the charges, which also included three counts of assault.

He appeared in the Hobart Magistrate's Court on Wednesday afternoon with heavily bandaged hands, ABC News reports.

He's accused of setting his 20-year-old partner Nicole Louise Evans on fire at their Chigwell home on Monday.

Ms Evans was left with burns to 50 percent of her body. She was taken to hospital in Melbourne and put in an induced coma, where doctors say they have "grave concerns" about whether she will survive.

Nicole Evans
Nicole Evans and her partner Matthew Davey (blurred) (Facebook)

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Nicole, with nearly $5000 raised in one day.

"On Monday night the 24th of april, 2017 a precious daughter, a sister, an aunt and my beautiful soul of a friend Nicole was allegedly set alight by her fiancé," page creator Sheena McLean wrote. 

"As many of you I'm sure know she was quiet and shy at times, but when she was loud and outgoing oh boy did she put a smile on your face.

"Not only will she need endless surgery, treatments, physical and mental help if she pulls through this horrible and heartbreaking tragedy but it will be ongoing for the rest of her life and also for her family."

Nicole Evans
Nicole Evans (Facebook)

The court case has been adjourned until June 13.