A division of Tasmania’s Department of Health and Human Services. Adoptions and Permanency Services provide adoption services to individuals in Tasmania considering placing their child for adoption and those interested in adopting either a local or overseas child.
Primarily an educational programme, however, there exists a programme where volunteers are teamed with a person wanting support and assistance with completing forms, writing letters, etc.
The ASB administers a national system of advertising self-regulation through the Advertising Standards Board and the Advertising Claims Board.
The Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is responsible for the registration and accreditation of 10 health professions across Australia. On behalf of the Boards the AHPRA manages investigations into the professional conduct, performance or health of registered health practitioners, except in NSW where it is done by the Health Care Complaints Commission.
The Tasmanian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages is responsible for maintaining registers of births, deaths, marriages, deeds of relationship and adoptions that occur in Tasmania. Registering changes of name for people who were born or reside in Tasmania.
The functions of the Chiropractic Board of Australia include registering chiropractic practitioners and students; developing standards, codes and guidelines for the chiropractic profession; handling notifications, complaints, investigations and disciplinary hearings; assessing oversees practitioners who wish to practise in Australia; approving accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.
Considers and investigates complaints about Commonwealth Government departments and agencies including Australian Federal Police, Defence Force, Australian Taxation Office, Freedom of Information. Complaints can be made by phoning, writing, in person or online.
Commonwealth publications are now registered on the Australian Governmenment Information Management Office (AGIMO) website and can be ordered through the publications register on that website. Commonwealth legislation can be purchased through Canprint Communications.
Locally can be ordered and picked up from Print Applied Technology:
123 Collins Street, Hobart
Phone: 1800 030 940
The functions of the Dental Board of Australia include registering dentists, students, dental specialists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, oral health therapists and dental prosthesists; developing standards, codes and guidelines for the dental profession; handling notifications, complaints, investigations and disciplinary hearings; assessing oversees trained practitioners who wish to practise in Australia and approving accredititaiton standards and accredited course of study
The Australian Government established the Do Not Call Register in response to increasing concern about the growth in unsolicited telemarketing calls.
You can register your phone number on the Do Not Call Register Website to help prevent unsolicited telemarketing calls.
There are 3 ways to register telephone numbers on the Do Not Call Register :
- On the listed website (listed below)
- Contact the phone number listed below
- Download an application form from the website (listed below)
Enterprise Centres Tasmania is a network of free, not for profit community based organisations partly funded by the Tasmanian government.
Provides free and confidential business information, guidance and support services to existing and intending small business owners. consultants are members of the community with expertise in small business. Can assist with a wide range of business issues and refer clients to other sources of business support. Also conducts regular workshops covering a wide range of topics relevant to small business.
They operate across six regions of Tasmania and provide a mobile service to regional areas.
The classification board makes classification decisions for films, computer games and certain publications.
Also classifies material submitted from State and Federal Police within Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
The board does not classify programs broadcast for TV, live performances and audio CDs.
Mailing address: Locked Bag 3, Haymarket, New South Wales 1240.
The Tasmania State Office helps DFAT to maintain strong linkages with the community. They provide a range of services in support of our Portfolio Ministers and Parliamentary Secretary, and participate in international relations and trade with business, academia and NGOs.
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm.
Counter hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 12.30pm.
Australian Government Department responsible for the issue and renewal of Australian passports. Can assist with any query re: passports such as lost passports.
The Foreshore Association Inc. researches and promotes policy development, education and co-operation between members of the community in respect of the use of foreshore land and infrastructure in Tasmania, including land adjoining creeks, rivulets, rivers and lakes.
The Association is involved with issues surrounding boundaries of land adjoining foreshore, with Crown leases and licences, moorings and infrastructure on foreshore land such as jetties, boat houses, pontoons and slipways including those used for both recreational and commercial purposes.
Gamblers Online is provided by Turning Point in Victoria and is funded by an agreement between the Australian Government and all state and territory governments.
Gambling help online provides: 24/7 availability of chat and email counselling and support services, availability of professional counsellors with expertise in problem gambling and online services, integration with state based 24/7 telephone services and face to face counselling, provision of extensive website content, self help information and weblinks for additional support.
IP Australia is the Australian Government agency that administers intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder’s rights.
Available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.
The Institute of chartered Accountants in Australia is the professional body representing chartered accountants in Australia. Deals with enquiries and complaints about accountants.
The Integrity Commission is an independent body established on 1st October 2010 by the Integrity Commission Act 2009.
The Integrity Commission works to improve the standard of conduct, propriety and ethics in Tasmania’s public sector.
The 3 primary objectives of the Integrity Commission are to:
- improve the standard of conduct, propriety and ethics in public authorities in Tasmania;
- enhance public confidence that misconduct by public officers will be appropriately investigated and dealt with;
- enhance the quality of and commitment to, ethical conduct by adopting strong, educative, preventative and advisory role.
Office hours are Monday – Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
The Recorder of Titles is the statutory officer responsible for providing the community with certainty of title to land. This is achieved by the development and administration of legislation governing land dealings in Tasmania. The Torrens title system provides people, commerce and industry with significant economic advantages when dealing with land.
A non political and not for profit organisation, set up to safeguard and promote the interests of its members in their business of building and construction contracting to assist them in the execution of their work and to encourage and promote a high standard of workmanship and integrity in the building industry.
Head office is located in Hobart, plus another two offices in the North West and Northern region of Tasmania, see website for locations.
The Medical Board of Australia registers medical practitioners and students; develop standards, code and guidelines for the medical profession; investigates notifications and complaints; where necessary conduct panel hearings and refer serious matters to Tribunal hearings; assess International medical Graduates who wish to practice in Australia and approve accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.
The Medical Board of Australia is supported by Boards in each State and Territory, which make individual registration and notification decisions.
Mineral Resources Tasmania (MRT) is a Division of the Department of State Growth. The purpose of MRT is to give effect to government policy in relation to minerals and petroleum resources, and the Division provides essential information for land management in Tasmania.
Responsible for the collection and enforcement of Court fines, fines imposed by traffic infringement notices and enforcement of certain monetary penalties imposed by the Magistrates Court and Supreme Court.