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Older persons

seniors on beachOlder Tasmanians have a wealth of knowledge and experience that can help build a more inclusive and vibrant Tasmania, and support the social and economic growth of the State.
In Tasmania, our population is the oldest of all states and territories, and is also ageing at the fastest rate. As of 2012, Tasmania has the largest proportional share of people aged 65 years and over. In addition, the number of people aged 85 years and over is growing rapidly. Greater life expectancy is good reason for celebration.

Older people are a valuable asset to our community and play a vital role contributing in a diversity of ways. All older people should have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of community.

In the 2016-17 State Government Budget, the Tasmanian Government provided $125,000 to the Council on the Ageing Tasmania, to work with the Government and the community to develop an Active Ageing Framework.

Communities, Sport and Recreation coordinates and supports the Tasmanian Government's priorities in relation to older Tasmanians and may be contacted by emailing or phoning (03) 6232 7201.

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Seniors Card Program

Phone: 1300 13 55 13
Fax: 03 6233 4164

For Older Person's Policy

Phone: 03 6232 7474


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Contact Communities, Sport and Recreation (CSR)

Phone: 03 6232 7133
Toll-free phone: 1800 204 224
Fax: 03 6173 0257

View the full contact details for CSR, including our North and North-West regional offices.

If you are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service:

  • TTY users phone 133 677, then ask for 03 6232 7133
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 03 6232 7133
  • Internet relay users connect to the NRS then ask for 03 6232 7133
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Telephone: 13 14 50