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Department of State Growth

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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 licensing

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

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Improved bus services to Sorell

Improved bus services will commence for Sorell on Saturday 1 February 2020 as part of ongoing statewide bus network enhancements.

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Tasmanian ICT Workforce Action Plan 2020-2023

Harnessing the capability and building the size of Tasmania’s ICT workforce has a new collaborative direction.

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Northern bus service improvements released

Full details of improvements to northern Tasmania’s bus services have been released.

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Draft Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan released

As countries around the world move to decarbonize their economies, renewably produced hydrogen is emerging as both a way to reduce emissions, and a significant economic opportunity.

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Meet Tasmania’s Exporter of the Year

Essential Oils of Tasmania (EOT) has been honoured with the 2019 Tasmanian Exporter of the Year Award.

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Regional Tourism Attraction Loan Scheme

The Regional Tourism Attraction Loan Scheme is now open for applications.

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Regional Tourism Attraction Loan Scheme

P1 Your Licence Your Choice

The authority to undertake P1 driving assessments is being extended as part of the Enhanced P1 Pilot.

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Bus network changes - have your say

We would like to thank members of the community and stakeholders who provided feedback on proposed changes to the North West bus network.

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Launceston Driver Assessment Centre on the move

From Monday 9 September the Driver Assessment Centre in Launceston will move to the CH Smith Centre, 20 Charles Street, Launceston.

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Tasmanian Business Growth Strategy

The Tasmanian Business Growth Strategy 2019-2023 is helping to grow local businesses and support the establishment of new enterprises with support and training for businesses and their employees.

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New licensing system for young drivers

From late next year new licensing requirements will mean young drivers will get more on-road experience and dangerous distractions will be reduced. It will help protect our young drivers and improve our licensing system.

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The Taxi Safety Net

The Government has announced that people who have a NDIS funded plan can keep their Taxi Smartcard until 31 December 2023.

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Tasmania’s first Trade Strategy launched

Tasmania’s first Trade Strategy will position Tasmania to be globally competitive, help our businesses expand their presence in markets around the world, attract more investment and create more local jobs.

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Tasmanian wine the toast of Japan

Our state’s growing wine industry received another boost with a showcase on Tasmanian sparkling and pinot noir presented to key Japanese customers as part of the Tasmanian Government’s Trade and Investment Mission to Japan.

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Agricultural research MoU signed in Japan

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Tasmanian Government and leading Japanese agricultural cooperative Japan Agriculture Biei (JA Biei) will provide new opportunities to expand Tasmania’s agricultural production and research industries.

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Tasmanian produce showcased in Japan

Tasmania’s valuable food and beverage industries have been centre stage at Tokyo’s annual FOODEX Expo.

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Antarctic worth $186 million to Tasmania

The value of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean sector to Tasmania’s economy has been valued at $185.9 million a year, a new report has found.

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Release of Owner Operator Taxi Licences

On 26 January 2019, the Commissioner for Transport approved the release of all unsold OOTLs left over from the 2018 tender for sale.

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Tasmanian Defence Industry Strategy launched

Tasmania’s second defence industry strategy was launched in late November at the annual Defence Futures Forum, held in Launceston.

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Tasmania’s quality produce hits Hong Kong shelves

Tasmania’s acclaimed food and beverages are taking centre stage at a dedicated promotion in Hong Kong’s leading supermarket chain, ParkNShop.

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White Ribbon workplace accreditation achieved!

It's official. State Growth can now proudly be known as a White Ribbon accredited workplace.

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Helping more learners get their Ps

Six of Tasmania’s 16 Learner Driver Mentor Programs (LDMPs) can now help more disadvantaged Tasmanians get their licence in new ANCAP five star safety rated vehicles.

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