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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tasmanian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (TACC) provides key services in the repair, service and retail sectors of the automotive industry.
24 hr service providing information, advice & referral on any matter in relation to drugs & alcohol. Services whole of Tasmania.
Save the Children programs build better outcomes for children and their families in vulnerable communities.
They use early intervention and practical parenting programs.
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.
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.
The Australian Institute of Architects is the peak body for the architectural profession in Australia.
Complaints about fees and other matters in relation to architects.
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 Tasmanian Inspectorate comprises six dedicated staff.
The five inspectors are based in:
- Hobart – Two Inspectors
- Launceston – One Inspectors
- Devonport – One Inspector and one Inspectorate Manager
The statewide Prosecutor is based in Launceston, the prosecutor represents the RSPCA in Court, when people suspected of breaching the legislation are summoned.
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 Motor Accidents Insurance Board (MAIB) is a Tasmanian Government Business Enterprise which operates a compulsory third party personal injury insurance scheme.
Victims Support Services is part of the Department of Justice, the unit is dedicated to victims of crime.
They are responsible for:
- The administration of the Eligible Persons Register (previously known as the Victims Register) and the provision of information to victims from that Register
- Liaison between the victim and other divisions of the Department of Justice
- Operation and management of the Victims of Crime Service
- Provision of information to victims regarding court processes
- The provision of Court Support and Liaison Service for victims of family violence (as part of the ‘Safe at Home’ project)
- Co-ordination of Victim/Offender mediation in a limited number of appropriate cases
- Administration of Victims of Crime Assistance (financial assistance for victims of crime) and the provision of assistance to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Commissioners.
Promotes prevention of cruelty to animals, educates public re: animal welfare, provides info. re: care, protection and treatment of animals. To report animal cruelty phone the animal cruelty hotline 1300 139 947
Provides quality independent Trustee services to the Tasmanian community including Will, enduring power of attorney and enduring guardian preparation; deceased estate and trust administration; and assisting people to manage their financial affairs.
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 Parole Board has the authority to:
- Grant parole
- Defer making a decision on whether a prisoner should be released on a parole order
- Refuse to release a prisoner on a parole order
The Parole Board consists of three members:
- One member must be a legal practitioner with at least seven years experience
- Two members must have experience in sociology, criminology, penology or medicine
- The Governor appoints a chairperson from the above members
The Multicultural Council of Tasmania is the statewide peak community organisation representing people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
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.
The role of the Solicitor-General is to provide legal advice to Ministers, agencies and instrumentalities of the Crown. It also includes the important function of representing the State of Tasmania in any Constitutional litigation.
The Solicitor-General also undertakes the conduct of all civil litigation on behalf of the State and its agencies.
The Solicitor-General does not provide legal advice to members of the public.
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.
The Department of Justice handles general enquires about the Justices’ of the Peace and how to locate them.
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.