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About DPAC

The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC) is the central agency of the Tasmanian State Government. The Department provides a broad range of services to Cabinet, other members of Parliament, Government agencies and the community.

The Department works closely with the public sector, the community, local government, the Australian Government and other state and territory governments. The Department also provides administrative support to the Tasmanian Community Fund which is separately accountable and reports directly to Parliament.


Leading by example in a respected and valued State Service.

Our purpose

Improving the lives of Tasmanians by leading and supporting the State Service to deliver the Government’s priorities.

Our Role

We work in partnership with the communities we serve and the agencies we lead to:

  • Provide public policy services
  • Deliver government information and services
  • Manage inter-governmental relations
  • Lead and coordinate whole-of-government initiatives
  • Support the machinery of government
  • Administer statutory responsibilities
  • Deliver programs to improve the wellbeing of Tasmanians
  • Support the Tasmanian State Service

The Strategic Plan 2015-18 reflects this change and the priorities of the new Government. The work we do will be focused on the Government’s agenda for Tasmania, to:

  • support job creation and economic growth; and
  • ensure the Budget is on a sustainable footing so that the Government can invest more in health, education and public safety.

To find out more about the Department's priorities, read the DPAC Strategic Plan 2016-18.

Our values

  • Excellence:  In DPAC we strive for excellence at all times.
  • Customer Focus:  In DPAC our customers are at the centre of what we do and how we do it.
  • Working together:  In DPAC we support and respect one another and work with others to achieve results.
  • Professional:  In DPAC we act with integrity and are accountable and transparent.

Annual Report 2017-18

The DPAC Annual Report 2017-18 contains detailed information on the Department’s performance and significant achievements over the past financial year.