Local people know their communities best and know what will make a difference, but don’t always have the resources needed to effect that change.


TasCOSS seeks to speak to Tasmanians in their communities to amplify these vital voices so they are heard clearly by decision makers and governments.

We want to work with communities to build capacity to take action, initiate and achieve the change they want to see.


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Consultation First Step to Crossing Digital Divide

“The primary focus of the strategy will be to increase the capability and affordability for Tasmanians currently experiencing high levels of digital exclusion. Specifically this will include low income households, older Tasmanians, people with low education attainment and people not in paid employment.”

Results of the Break O’Day Region Jobs Consultation

A common theme was the need to find sustainable industries for the winter months and to have training opportunities with local job outcomes attached.

State Budget: Long-term Investment Needed

“We want to see a government brave enough to invest outside of its election cycle.”

Results of the South East Region Jobs Survey

A common theme was the need to support alternative work models for professionals and to foster creative means of employment.

Child Protection: Why Wouldn’t We?

So when we ask the question “why wouldn’t we” – the only “why” is politics. 

Advertise in the TasCOSS Enews

The fortnightly TasCOSS enews gives you access to more than 1100 engaged readers working in and supporting the Tasmanian community service sector.

Results of the Derwent Valley Jobs Survey

A common theme that arose was the need to support the next generation to succeed and prosper in the Derwent Valley.

Consumer Voices Vital Part of Health System

“All government services, especially healthcare, are improved when the needs of people, as consumers and as human beings, are at the core of the service.”