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


JobSeeker and the Coronavirus Supplement

The current rate of JobSeeker (including the Coronavirus Supplement) is lifting thousands of Tasmanians out of poverty and has allowed families to meet basic household needs and relieve financial stress.

Raise the Rate for Good

The continuing COVID-19 health and economic crises have led to more people than ever struggling to find paid work. For every job available in Tasmania today there are 21 job seekers.

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.

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.

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.