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Department of State Growth

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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.

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.

Business vehicle registration relief

26 Mar 2020

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

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.

Measures to assist residential renters

25 Mar 2020

Information on measures to assist renters during COVID-19 pandemic

Further venue closures

25 Mar 2020

As of midnight Wednesday 25 March 2020, the following business and facilities must either close or adhere to new restrictions

Private airstrips closed to interstate aircrafts

25 Mar 2020

To keep Tasmanians safe against the spread of COVID-19, aeroplanes and aircrafts that commence their flight outside of Tasmania are prohibited from landing on private airstrips in the state.

Public transport continuing

24 Mar 2020

Public transport is very important to the functioning of our community and economy and is not affected by the advice against holding large gatherings.

Ensuring essential supplies for Tasmanians

24 Mar 2020

There is no need to panic about getting your daily essentials.

Supporting businesses in Tasmania

24 Mar 2020

The Tasmanian Government continues to progress the package of support to help Tasmanian businesses.

Using buses during COVID-19

24 Mar 2020

Practical measures on public transport to ensure that people who need to travel and bus drivers are kept as safe as possible.

NW bus changes deferred

24 Mar 2020

In light of COVID-19, and in order to minimise disruption to communities, the decision has been made to delay implementation of the north west bus network changes which were scheduled to commence on 19 April 2020.

Driver assessments suspended

24 Mar 2020

Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, and with due consideration of the wellbeing of both our staff and clients, all government-delivered driver assessments have been suspended.

Maintaining essential energy supply

23 Mar 2020

Tasmania’s energy supply remains secure in light of COVID-19 and its potential impacts on industry and our community.

COAG energy update

23 Mar 2020

Energy ministers from across Australia discussed the challenges facing the energy system as a result of COVID-19.

Further economic stimulus measures welcomed

23 Mar 2020

The Tasmanian Government welcomes the release of the second stage of the Federal Government’s economic plan.

WCWR operations suspended

20 Mar 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 situation unfolding around the world, and based on the latest advice, the West Coast Wilderness Railway has suspend operations from Friday 20 March 2020 for an initial period of 30 days.

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