Contact the Communities, Sport and Recreation Tasmania on 03 6232 7133 or Service Tasmania on 1300 135 513.
Use the Tasmanian Government Directory to find staff contact details
The Tasmanian Government has changed its approach for determining eligibility for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs and services to be more consistent with the Australian Government’s approach.
Like the Australian Government, the Tasmanian Government uses a three part test to determine eligibility for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs and services. The three part test requires a person to:
Under the changed approach to determining eligibility:
Communal recognition statements can be signed by an Aboriginal organisation incorporated under the Commonwealth Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (listed at http://www.oric.gov.au/) or from the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, Flinders Island Aboriginal Association or Cape Barren Island Aboriginal Association.
People found to be eligible under the previous Tasmanian Government Policy on Eligibility for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific programs and services are not required to complete the eligibility form to access Tasmanian Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs and services.
Eligibility to participate in the use and management of Aboriginal land under the Aboriginal Lands Act 1995 will be considered at a later stage as part of a broader review of the land return model.