About us

Supporting Tasmanian families since 1917. Families Tasmania is a universally accessible organisation that focuses on providing a range of evidenced based services that support and empower your family to build healthy and well lives.

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In the Association’s name was changed from Child Health Association Tasmania (CHAT) to Families Tasmania Inc. While the association has evolved its operations and services over the decades to respond to the needs of a changing society, its core objective of supporting Tasmanian families to build healthy lives has remained steadfast.

Level 1, McDougall Building, 6 Ellerslie Rd, Battery Point
Postal address:
PO Box 689, North Hobart, Tasmania 7002
0428 221 886

Strategic Plan

Our Vision

Tasmanian Families are connected, supported and empowered to build their health and wellbeing.

Our Mission

Empowering Tasmanian families to build healthy lives through advocacy, education, community connections and support programs.

Our Values

  • Integrity

    Advocacy, authenticity, strive for continuous improvement, evidence based, best practice

  • Playful

    Engaging, creative, innovative, fun, curious, family friendly and informal provision of support, relatable

  • Inclusive

    Accepting, non-judgmental, fully accessible, respect, collaborative, adaptable, plain language communication

  • Supportive

    Openness, kindness, compassion, empathy, flexibility, responsive, responsive to needs and anticipated needs

  • Connections

    Focus on positive partnerships, fostering connections (parent to parent, parent to child, family to community), family pathways, beneficial collaborations, focus on capacity building

Download our Strategic Plan


Families Tasmania is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity. It is governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of eight members.

Association objectives:

  • Provide services and support that boost wellbeing for Tasmanian families and children.
  • Develop and maintain a supportive network with other service providers in the Tasmanian community to support Tasmanian families.
  • To advocate on primary health issues affecting Tasmanian families.
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Families Tasmania Inc. is funded by the Crown through the Department of Communities and Department of Health to deliver these services.