Who is responsible for services in TAS?

The Tasmanian State Government, Tasmanian councils and the Australian Government all work to support Tasmanians with disability. This section tells you who does what.

Key Tasmanian disability information

The Department of Premier and Cabinet is responsible for disability policies and issues in the Tasmanian Government. They are also responsible for state-based disability services that sit outside of the NDIS. The Premier’s Disability Advisory Council provides advice to the Tasmanian Government and helps people with disability to have a say in disability matters. Tasmanian councils also work to support, promote and improve local communities.

Learn about the Tasmanian Disability Minister

Visit the disability section of the Department of Premier and Cabinet

Visit the Tasmanian Government website

Learn more about local councils in Tasmania

Learn about the Premier’s Disability Advisory Council

Accessible Island: Tasmania’s Disability Framework for Action 2018-2021

Services the Tasmanian State Government provides

Public, social and community housing

Public hospitals

Community health services

Home and Community Care programs for under 65s

Public transport services

Public primary and secondary schools


Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Kindergartens and pre-schools

Jurisdictional court systems

Correctional centres and prisons

State/Territory Police

Guardianship, Public trustees

The Ombudsman

Child protection

Domestic and family violence services

Public libraries

Major sporting facilities

State and territory human rights/anti-discrimination bodies

Services Tasmanian local councils provide

Tasmanian local councils provide the following supports and services:

  • Urban planning/design of the built environment
  • Accessible buildings
  • Local development planning
  • Local roads, bikeways and footpaths
  • Local parks and recreational facilities
  • Local sports grounds
  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds
  • Council run childcare and aged care centres
  • Municipal services
  • Parking regulation
  • Community halls

Find out more about Local Government in Tasmania.

The Australian Local Government Association is the national voice of local government, representing and providing a range of services to 537 councils across Australia.

Australian Government and shared services

Find out what services the Australian Government provides and those services all governments do together