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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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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 are now open for the new $10 million Forestry On-Island Processing Program. 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 and to apply.

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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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State Growth is recruiting

The Department of State Growth is recruiting for new roles to help deliver an exciting and challenging work program, supporting economic growth and facilitating job creation.

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STEM Excellence Awards

Applications are now open for the 2021 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Excellence Awards, celebrating Tasmanians who have excelled in their field.

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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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Tasmania’s Antarctic sector continues to grow

Tasmania’s Antarctic and Southern Ocean sector is contributing almost  $159 million a year to our economy according to a new report.

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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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Tasmania appoints first Trade Advocate to Japan

The inaugural Japan-based Tasmanian Trade advocate has been announced following an extensive tender process, with Mr Joe Gayton appointed to the role.

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Tasman Highway road closure near Orford

The Department of State Growth has closed the Tasman Highway at Paradise Gorge, west of Orford, until mid-July 2021, in the interests of public safety.

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Advocating Tasmanian trade in the US

Tasmania’s inaugural Trade Advocate to the United States has been announced following an extensive tender process, with Ms Emily Minson appointed to the role.

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Have your say on the future of Greater Hobart

Covering the Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough council areas, the new 2050 Vision for Greater Hobart aims to reflect the uniqueness of the four cities that make up Greater Hobart, and also what interconnects these communities.

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Taking Tasmanian products to the nation

Tasmania has become the first state in Australia to launch a dedicated Tasmanian Brand Store on, to showcase more of our high-quality products to eager buyers around the nation.

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New programs to bolster Tasmania’s cultural and creative industries

The Tasmanian Government have opened four new funding programs to share in $2.5 million in funding over the next two years to support and strengthen the industry as we recover and rebuild from COVID-19.

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Getting back to business: further increases to theatre and cinema capacity

As part of the Framework for COVID-19 Safe Events and Activities in Tasmania introduced late last year, theatre and cinema capacity limits were able to increase to 75 per cent capacity, up to a maximum of 250 people.

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Increasing venue capacity

Public Health officials have increased capacity at venues and theatres, as well as further measures to support industry confidence so that events can proceed as planned.

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More export choices for Tasmanian businesses

Tasmanian businesses will have more choices to help get their products and services to international markets through the Tasmanian Trade Alliance Program.

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Supporting businesses through red tape reduction

New legislation will take effect next week that will remove red tape and streamline the regulatory approvals process minimising the burden of unnecessary regulation on businesses and reduce delays to approval processes.

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New Adult Learning Strategy for skills and jobs

The new Tasmanian Adult Learning Strategy – skills for work and life will support lifelong learning for all Tasmanians to improve the skills of individuals and help them find fulfilling careers.

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Forging a manufacturing future

The new Tasmanian Advanced Manufacturing Action Plan 2024 has been released to help guide the future of this sector for our state and economy.

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