The Office of Aboriginal Affairs (OAA) in the Department's Communities, Sport and Recreation Division is the primary resource for and adviser to the Government on policy issues affecting Tasmania's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.

The vision of the Office of Aboriginal Affairs is:

To advance Aboriginal affairs in Tasmania through the provision of quality advice and assistance to the Tasmanian Government and through effective support to the Aboriginal community of Tasmania.

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The Tasmanian Government is committed to resetting our relationship with the Tasmanian Aboriginal people so as to improve the social, cultural and economic outcomes for Tasmania Aboriginals while also promoting greater understanding and acceptance of Aboriginal culture.

The Office of Aboriginal Affairs (OAA) in the Communities, Sport and Recreation Division is responsible for high-level consultation with Tasmania's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.

OAA is the primary resource for advice to Government on policy issues affecting Aboriginal communities in Tasmania.

The role of OAA is to:

  • Provide accurate representation of the communities' view to advise the Minister, Premier and Cabinet on the efficient, effective management of policies, legislation and programs that affect Tasmania's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.
  • Seek to assist Tasmania's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population to achieve social, cultural and economic outcomes.
  • Promote greater understanding and acceptance of Aboriginal culture.

Contact Office of Aboriginal Affairs

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You can contact the Office of Aboriginal affairs by phone:

03 6165 8366

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You can contact the Office of Aboriginal Affairs by email :

OAA@communities.tas.gov.au