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Advice and resources for Tasmanian businesses

All the information and services you need to help you start, run and grow your business in Tasmania.

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Grants and funding

Find grants or funding opportunities for your business or industry.

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Policies and strategies for growth

Policies and strategies designed to grow the economy for all Tasmanians.

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The Department of State Growth produces a variety of free corporate and industry publications.

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State Roads

Tasmania’s road network is managed to connect communities and enable the safe, reliable and efficient transport of people and goods.

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Vehicle registration and driver licensing

Information about registering or transferring vehicle(s) and holding a driver licence in Tasmania

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Have your say on refreshing Tasmania’s Population Strategy

The Tasmanian Government has released the Refreshing Tasmania’s Population Strategy Consultation Paper outlining a renewed approach for supporting Tasmania’s future.

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Tasmania's new Arts, Entertainment and Sports Precinct, Macquarie Point, Hobart

The business case for Tasmania's new Arts, Entertainment and Sports Precinct at Macquarie Point, Hobart, which strongly supports the feasibility of the project, is available.

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Taxi fare changes from 1 November 2022

Standard taxi fares across Tasmania will increase on 1 November 2022, recognising the increasing cost pressures being felt by taxi operators.

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Tasmanian ICT sector’s strong growth

The Deloitte Access Economics Tasmanian ICT Sector Scan commissioned by the Tasmanian Government has confirmed that the state’s ICT sector continues to grow and already generates almost $1.7 billion in revenue a year, a significant contribution to our economy.

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Infrastructure Tasmania expands the Infrastructure Pipeline

The 10-year Tasmanian Infrastructure Pipeline continues to grow, reaching more than $27 billion in value across some 400 planned and proposed projects across the State.

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STEM Excellence Awards 2022

Applications are now open for the 2022 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Excellence Awards, celebrating Tasmanians who have excelled in their field.

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Boosting Events Marketing in Tasmania

Submissions are now open for the next iteration of the successful Events Marketing Tasmania grant program.

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Do you know a Tasmanian sporting legend?

Nominations for the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame are now open.

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Biosecurity Risk

​If you are travelling to or from Indonesia, be aware of biosecurity risks that pose problems for our agricultural industry.

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Are you Greencard ready for the Derwent ferry?

Passengers of the Derwent River ferry service are encouraged to get their Greencards ready for the commencement of fares on Monday, 8 August 2022.

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Tasman Bridge upgrade concept designs released for public consultation

Concept plans for improvements to the Tasman Bridge have been released for public comment.

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Transport concessions for Tasmanians

The Tasmanian Transport Access Scheme provides discounts and subsidies for Tasmanians with a permanent and severe disability to ensure those most in need have access to their communities, essential services, and places of work.

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Partnerships key to delivering record infrastructure and housing program

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Tasmanian Government and building and construction industry stakeholders, paving the way for ongoing collaboration to overcome the challenges in delivering Tasmania’s infrastructure program, support business needs and ensure a strong and sustainable construction sector both now and into the future.

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Tasmania’s own ‘defence force’ sets sail

Tasmania’s home-grown ‘defence force’ companies supplying world-class products and services to navies, armies and air forces around the globe have arrived in Sydney for the 2022 Indo Pacific 2022 International Maritime Exposition.

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Delivering trade and business opportunities with New Zealand

New Zealand is one of our most important trading partners, with annual exports already valued at about $100 million, and the trade mission – Tasmania’s first since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit in early 2020 - will showcase everything our State has to offer and further grow our cooperative trading relationship.

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Tourism Innovation Grant Program

On 18 February 2022 the Premier announced a new funding program to encourage Tasmanian tourism and hospitality operators to deliver innovative projects to increase and expand visitor demand.

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Making it easier to become a taxi driver

We are making it cheaper and simpler for people to become a taxi driver by reducing the costs of becoming authorised and streamlining the authorisation process.

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More training opportunities in Tasmania

The JobTrainer Fund has been boosted with an additional $10.5 million now available to provide more training places and additional qualifications for Tasmanians.

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P1 Your Way driver tests a road to success

The P1 Your Way private P1 driver assessments pilot program has been a huge success and will be continued.

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Tasmanian Government acknowledges the 40 Year Anniversary of the AAD moving to Hobart

On 4 Oct 2021 the Tasmanian Minister for State Growth and Antarctic Tasmania hosted a reception at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery to acknowledge the 40th Anniversary of the move of the headquarters of the Australian Antarctic Division from Melbourne to Hobart.

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Antarctic sector boosts the economy

Tasmania’s Antarctic and Southern Ocean sector is contributing almost $159 million a year to our local economy according to a new report released by Antarctic Tasmania.  This is $38.4 million more than two years ago.

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Draft legislation for TasTAFE released

TasTAFE has a critical role to play in skilling Tasmanians to meet the needs of the economy and to support Tasmanian communities.

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Forestry On-Island Processing Program

Applications for the $10 million Forestry On-Island Processing Program are now closed. The Program aims to obtain greater value from Tasmania’s forest resources with a maximum grant of $2.5 million and minimum grant of $100,000 per applicant to implement significant processing projects.View On-Island Processing Program for more information.

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Have Your Say on the Southern Projects

Residents and businesses can have their say on two projects aimed at encouraging the uptake of public transport from the southern suburbs and improving traffic flow along the corridor.

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Residential Land Rebate

The Department of State Growth is now accepting applications for the Residential Land Rebate. The $15 million program is a Tasmanian Government initiative to help boost the availability of residential land and improve housing availability.

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Derwent Ferry services start on 9 August 2021

The new Derwent River ferry between Bellerive and Hobart will commence passenger services this coming Monday, 9 August 2021 with eight services each morning and seven in the evening.

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Tasmanian firm to build new shiploader at Burnie

TasRail is finalising negotiations with Tasmanian company COVA Hayward Pty Ltd to design and construct its new bulk minerals shiploader at the Burnie Port, with a plan to award the contract in August.

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Alleged unauthorised release of information

A staff member of the Department of State Growth has been charged by Tasmania Police in relation to the alleged unauthorised release of personal information from the national vehicle registration database.

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The Department of State Growth is now accepting applications for the Ancillary Dwelling Grants Program

The $2.5 million program is a Tasmanian Government initiative to help boost housing supply, support home ownership and put downward pressure on rents.

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