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.


Advocacy


Assistance for Temporary Visa Holders

View information about available assistance for temporary visa holders in your area.

Emergency Food Relief Directory

The Emergency Food Relief Directory has been complied as a result of queries from support agencies on where additional support for food relief efforts can be directed, such as produce, meals, deliveries and volunteers. The directory aims to capture the current activity in the three regions — North-West, North and South.

JobSeeker and Coronavirus Supplement

JobSeeker is lifting thousands of people out of poverty. Over 120,000 Tasmanians are just getting by on inadequate incomes. The new rate of JobSeeker (including the Coronavirus Supplement) has allowed families to meet basic household needs and relieve financial stress.

PESRAC — Stage One Consultation (Community Services Industry Combined Response)

The submission to the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC) — Stage One Consultation outlines the priority areas for recovery and opportunities identified by the community services industry.

COVID-19 Safety Plans

TasCOSS is committed to providing the community services industry with up-to-date information, hints and tips for completing your COVID-19 Safety Plan and supporting a safe return for your workforce (paid and volunteer).

Emergency Relief Service Providers

Emergency relief organisations provide services directly to regional communities statewide. Please contact an organisation for advice and assistance.

Energy Consumers Australia Grant

TasCOSS has been awarded a grant from Energy Consumers Australia to continue its Tasmanian Affordable Energy Project.

Recipients of Essential Technology Fund Grants Announced

The funding recipients from the State Government’s Essential Technology Fund have been determined with a total of $350,000 being distributed to 61 community service organisations around the state.