In February 2022, the Premier announced the Department of Communities Tasmania would be abolished. Almost all of Communities Tasmania have moved to other parts of the Tasmanian State Service. Only Community Infrastructure and Housing remains. That will also transition out when Homes Tasmania is set up in coming months. When Homes Tasmania begins operating, the Department of Communities Tasmania will cease to exist.

This change is about maximising shared resources and capabilities and aligning Government services to best meet the ongoing needs of our Tasmanian community.

Services provided by Communities Tasmania are now provided by other State Service agencies. Here is a full list of where the Communities Tasmania functions have moved to:

  • Department for Education, Children and Young People
    • Children, Youth and Families
    • Office of the Commissioner for Children and Young People
    • Child Advocate
    • Tasmanian Autism Diagnostic Service
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet
    • Wellbeing, Strategy and Engagement, including Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, Family Safety Secretariat and Office of Aboriginal Affairs
    • Community and Disability Services
    • Policy and Programs (including the portfolios of Community Development, Veteran’s Affairs and Women)
    • Corporate Support for the Tasmanian Community Fund
  • Department of State Growth
    • Sport and Recreation
    • Tasmanian Institute of Sport
    • Silverdome
    • Sport and Recreation Infrastructure
  • Department of Health
    • Board of Exceptional Needs
    • Family Violence Counselling and Support Service
  • Other things to note
    • Corporate Services, Office of the Secretary and Grant Management functions have been transferred across multiple receiving agencies.