Housing Tasmania Tenancy Services
Annual property inspections, general home visits, office appointments have been suspended.
Telephone contact with tenants is the primary contact method wherever possible.
Tenants are being visited in their homes where there is no other reasonable option.
See the Communities Tasmania website for more information.
|Children and Youth Services|
Child Safety Service
Anyone with a concern about the safety and wellbeing of a child and their family can call the Strong Families Safe Kids Advice and Referral Line on 1800 000 123 to discuss their concerns. Children and young people can also contact the Advice and Referral Line to ask for help for themselves.
The Child Safety Service has adopted physical distancing measures which means our service has made some changes to the way we work, including replacing all non-essential face-to-face meetings and contact arrangements with phone or video links. This change will be in place until further notice.
All decisions to change the way we work are based on the latest public health advice.
All essential functions of the Child Safety Service will be delivered throughout the pandemic.
Out of Home Care
You can find more information, including how to support children and young people during COVID-19, on the Communities Tasmania website.
|Disability and Community Services|
Elder Abuse Helpline
Silverdome is available for use for bookings of up to 250 people. Conditions apply; please read the Sports Booking and Facility Usage fact sheet.
Hospital visiting hours
Visiting hours are restricted to 2pm - 6pm daily to patients in public hospitals.
Visitors are limited to a maximum of one per patient at any one time. However exceptions are in place for some hospital wards. See Public hospital patient visitation for more information.
|Oral Health Services Tasmania|
Emergency and urgent services
Due to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Oral Health Services Tasmania (OHST) are expanding the range of services provided but will continue to operate at a reduced capacity.
All emergency and urgent dental services will be available for Tasmanian children under 18 years and adults with a current pensioner concession or health care card.If you think you need urgent care, please phone 1300 011 013.
If you have an appointment and are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath, or have been told to self-isolate, you should not attend your appointment and call 1300 011 013.
While we are operating at a reduced capacity and prioritising cancelled appointments, some less urgent treatment needs will continue to be postponed.
We are keeping a record of everyone who has called and who has had their appointment postponed and will endeavour to contact you when we have the capacity to see more patients.
If your dental condition changes, please call us on 1300 011 013.
School dental programs
School dental programs, including the Fissure Sealant and Fluoride Varnish Program have been cancelled until further notice.
Jury trials have resumed in the Hobart Supreme Court and the Launceston Supreme Court from 21 July 2020.
There will be no jury trials in the Burnie Supreme Court until further notice. Some Burnie cases may be transferred to Launceston for jury trial.
The Registry Offices of the Supreme Court are open in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.
Some court business may be conducted by audio/videolink proceedings at the discretion of the relevant Judge.
Details are available on the Supreme Court of Tasmania website.
Phone enquiries: 1300 664 608
Measures will continue to minimise the number of people attending court buildings.
From 29 June 2020, criminal and general matters may be dealt with in person or by audio or audio visual link, as the magistrate directs.
Civil matters will resume from 1 July 2020. Wherever possible matters will be dealt with by audio or audio visual link, unless a magistrate directs otherwise.
Applications and documents are to be lodged via email wherever possible.
Details are available on the Magistrates Court of Tasmania website.
Tasmania Prison Service
Following a temporary suspension, personal contact visits will recommence again from Monday 27 July 2020. To ensure public health guidelines are followed, there have been a number of changes made to the way that visits are held. These changes are outlined on the Department of Justice website.
All persons intending to enter a Tasmania Prison Service facility will be required to participate in an automatic non-contact temperature scan. Any person with a high temperature will not be permitted to enter without a certificate of health from a medical practitioner.
|Births, Deaths and Marriages|
Certificate applications can be lodged online.
The following applications should be lodged by mail:
For more details visit the Department of Justice website.
|Justices of the Peace (JPs)|
Many Justices of the Peace have now resumed their normal services.
Details on the services offered by Justices of the Peace, and how to find one in your area, are available on the Department of Justice website.
Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS)
National parks and reserves
Most parks and reserves (including visitor centres and campgrounds) have reopened.
A temporary registration system for popular day and overnight walks and camping is in place, with numbers capped to allow physical distancing to occur and ensure adherence to COVID-19 guidelines.
For information about current changes or to register for camping, day or overnight walks visit the PWS website.
Land Titles Office
To reduce the number of people visiting the Land Titles Office, solicitors and surveyors are requested to direct enquiries via phone or email. Documents should be lodged online, submitted via post, or to a secure drop-box in the foyer.
The Tasmanian recreational muttonbird season has closed. Information on licence refunds is on the DPIPWE website.
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
State Revenue Office
Physical offices closed; please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Liquor and Gaming
Physical offices closed; please email:
|Superannuation Commission (RBF)|
Physical offices closed; please call the RBF enquiry line on 1800 622 631.
All non-essential events cancelled or postponed for the time being.