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Cashless bus fares and fare amnesty extended

15 Apr 2020

Current arrangements for cashless buses and the bus fare amnesty have been extended to Sunday 31 May 2020.

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.

Easier driver’s licence renewals

03 Apr 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the need to minimise person-to-person contact, we have introduced remote driver’s licence renewals.

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.

Support for Tasmanians who have lost their job

27 Mar 2020

Individuals who have lost their job as a result of COVID-19 will be able to access immediate support to connect to work or training to help find a new job or retrain for a new career.

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.

Business vehicle registration relief

26 Mar 2020

To support significantly impacted Tasmanian small businesses, business vehicle registration savings and deferrals are now available.

Supporting our creative arts

26 Mar 2020

We recognise the significant impact the unfolding COVID-19 situation is having on Tasmania’s cultural and creative industries, with funding available to support our artists, screen practitioners and arts organisations.

Financial support for small business

26 Mar 2020

Due to the significant impact of COVID-19 on Tasmanian small businesses, grants are now available to help businesses in severely impacted industries.



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