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COVIDSafe app now available

29 Apr 2020

The Australian Government’s new voluntary coronavirus app, COVIDSafe, is now available to help identify and alert people who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Small business support update

29 Apr 2020

An update on Tasmanian Government support for small business during the COVID-19 situation and the associated trading restrictions.

Protecting Tasmanian water, gas and electricity customers

29 Apr 2020

Aurora Energy, Hydro Tasmania, TasNetworks and TasWater are supporting customers throughout the COVID-19 situation.

Support for Temporary Visa holders

22 Apr 2020

Support is now available for temporary visa holders in Tasmania who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place to protect Tasmanians, with payments of $250 per individual or up to $1000 per family available.

Mobile Black Spot Program enhancing services in regional Tasmania

22 Apr 2020

Eleven regional areas across Tasmania will benefit from new and expanded telecommunications services.

Supporting learner drivers

22 Apr 2020

We have removed the requirement for the L2 Driving Assessment so new and current L1 licence holders can continue to learn and progress towards a full licence during this difficult time.

Programs and financial support for Tasmanian businesses

08 Apr 2020

More than 7 500 applications have already been submitted for Tasmanian Government COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Support Grants.

Parents and learner drivers

08 Apr 2020

Parents can continue to supervise their learner driver family members.

TMAG maintenance works support art and business

06 Apr 2020

Major and fast-tracked maintenance works at TMAG will support local businesses.

The Easter Bunny is coming to Tasmania

06 Apr 2020

The Easter Bunny has been granted special permission to travel to Tasmania.

Supporting agricultural businesses and ensuring food supply

06 Apr 2020

An update on ensuring Tasmanian local food supply and the agricultural workforce.

Supporting small business through tough times

03 Apr 2020

An update on Tasmanian Government support for local small businesses.

Energy cost relief for Tasmanians

03 Apr 2020

Small business customers and community service organisations will have their next quarterly energy bill waived in recognition of the ongoing impacts that COVID-19 is having across the state.

Securing air freight access

03 Apr 2020

The Australian Government is providing $110 million to support access to key export markets for Australia’s agricultural and fisheries sector.

Energy consumers protected

01 Apr 2020

Support for Tasmanian residential and small business energy customers.

Gatherings and movement restrictions

01 Apr 2020

Strict restrictions have been placed on movement and gatherings.

Cashless bus fares and fare amnesty

27 Mar 2020

To minimise person-to-person contact, all bus services across the state will be cashless from today, Friday 27 March 2020. This includes general access and fare-charging school buses.

Additional TT-Line sailings

27 Mar 2020

Unless you are a returning Tasmanian or an essential traveller, you should not come to our state given our strong border restrictions to keep Tasmanians safe and secure.

More support for our vital primary industries

27 Mar 2020

The Tasmanian Government is committed to helping Tasmanians across the state as we deal with the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Supporting our cultural and creative industries

27 Mar 2020

The Tasmanian Government is continuing to supporting our cultural and creative industries through the difficulties faced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.



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