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.
Strong Families, Safe Kids Advice & Referral Line is the first point of contact for child wellbeing and safety.
With a coordinated network of government and non-government support – and your help – we can deliver earlier intervention and better outcomes for at-risk children and their families.
Australian Traffic Offenders Program (ATOP) is a road safety education program. ATOP is based on the Australian Award Winning QTOP program. ATOP educates drivers on the consequences of traffic offending to deter reoffending. Complete before your Court appearance. Certificates of Completion/Court reports are issued. ATOP/QTOP is the only Australian Award-Winning Program in Australia. Program is fully ONLINE at atop.net.au
The Tasmanian Refugee Legal Service is a not for profit refugee legal service. The primary purpose of the Tasmanian Refugee Legal Service is to relieve the necessitous circumstances of people of refugee background, humanitarian entrants and people seeking asylum who reside in Tasmania through the provision of free and confidential legal services.
This is a one-day, court based program designed to provide offenders with information and skills to develop positive attitudes towards driving and encourage safer driving behaviour, delivered by DAP Education Australia Pty Ltd. At the completion of the program all participants receive a certificate and a court assessment can be provided. The program is delivered at various locations around Australia.
The Multicultural Council of Tasmania is the statewide peak community organisation representing people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
The Attorney-General’s Department may provide legal financial assistance for parents or guardians whose children are being retained in another country, by another person, without their consent.
Applications can be made to the department for grants to cover:
- the overseas legal costs of obtaining a court order for the return of a child to Australia
- flights for the return of a child to Australia
- flights for people who are required to attend overseas legal proceedings or to escort a child back to Australia.
The department cannot cover:
- costs for access or visitation with a child
- any Australian legal costs.
The department will not, generally, cover the cost of any legal fees or expenses incurred before an application is made or if the applicant meet the cost without incurring serious financial difficulty.
More information regarding legal financial assistance for overseas child abduction can be found at our website; http://www.ag.gov.au/LegalSystem/Legalaidprogrammes/Commonwealthlegalfinancialassistance/Pages/Overseaschildabduction
You can contact the Department via the below means:
Telephone (within Australia): 1800 117 995
Telephone (outside Australia): +61 2 6141 4770
The eSafety Commissioner (eSafety) was established in 2015 to serve as Australia’s national leader, regulator and coordination body for a range of online safety issues. eSafety is committed to helping Australians have safer experiences online through a range of prevention, education and early intervention measures.
The Integrity Commission is an independent authority tasked with investigating and preventing public sector misconduct. It was established in 2010 by the Integrity Commission Act 2009 (Tas).
The Commission’s office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm.
The TTMHN advocates for the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities by strengthening the cultural competency and cultural responsiveness of the mental health workforce in Tasmania.
The TTMHN aims to support the mental health workforce to ensure that culturally and linguistically diverse individuals, families and communities are planned for within service delivery.
The TTMNH is funded by the Tasmanian Government Department of Health and Human Services and the network is hosted by the Phoenix Centre, a program of the Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania).
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)
Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania services include support for older people and specialised settlement services, including youth work, health and wellbeing services, community development, migration support, and assistance with employment.
The VRB is an independent tribunal that reviews decisions made by the Repatriation Commission, the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission and the Service Chiefs of the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force.
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.
Enterprise Centres Tasmania is a statewide network of business advisors funded by the Tasmanian government
The service provides up to five hours of free and confidential business information, guidance and support services to existing and intending small business owners Business advisors 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.
For referral to an Enterprise Centre, contact Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026 or email email@example.com
The Tasmanian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (TACC) provides key services in the repair, service and retail sectors of the automotive industry.
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.
Save the Children programs build better outcomes for children and their families in vulnerable communities.
They use early intervention and practical parenting programs.
The Department of Justice handles general enquires about the Justices’ of the Peace and how to locate them.
The Federal Register of Legislation (the Legislation Register) is the authorised whole-of-government website for Commonwealth legislation and related documents. It contains the full text and details of the life cycle of individual laws and the relationships between them.
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 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.
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 Institute of chartered Accountants in Australia is the professional body representing chartered accountants in Australia. Deals with enquiries and complaints about accountants.
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.
The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is Australia’s peak measurement body responsible for biological, chemical, legal, physical and trade measurement (ensuring that the pricing of traded goods is based on accurate measurement). The NMI is a division of the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.
The functions of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia include registering nursing and midwifery practitioners and students, developing standards, codes and guidelines for the nursing and midwifery profession. Handles notification, complaints, investigations and disciplinary hearings. Assesses oversees trained practitioners who wish to practice in Australia, approving accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.
Opening hours, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
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 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.
The Tasmanian Conservation Trust (TCT) is the only Tasmanian conservation organisation that involves itself in the full range of conservation issues. Founded in 1968, it is the longest continuing environment organisation in Tasmania. As a non-political organisation, it can engage with government, industry and the wider community in a non-confrontationist manner to achieve genuine, on-ground conservation outcomes.