Looking back at what started in 1988 as an idea, then in 1989 became a grassroots movement of carers and service providers, we now see an organisation that has grown and evolved to become an organisation servicing both metropolitan and rural Tasmania.
What happened in 1992
Carers attend conference in Brisbane & become inspired to start a carers association in Hobart
What happened in 1993
First committee meeting held in early 1993 in Campbell Town
What happened in 1991
Association’s application for funding approved.
First Carers Awareness Week.
What happened in 2005
Tasmanian Carers Recognition Act 2005 passed.
This Act aims to ensure carers have the same rights, choices and opportunities as other Tasmanians. It recognises the importance of carers' health and wellbeing, and acknowledges the valuable role of carers in the community.
What happened in 2007
Carer Advisory and Counselling Service established by bringing together the Carer Resource Centre and National Carer Counselling Service.
What happened in 2012
Official opening of our new State Office at 66 Greenhill Road Wayville by our patron the Governor of Tasmania Kevin Scarce and Mrs Liz Scarce.
What happened in 2013
Young Carer Recognition Award Ceremony at Government House hosted by our patron the Governor of Tasmania Kevin Scarce and Mrs Liz Scarce.
Sponsorship of the inaugural Carers Tasmania Carer Achievement Award as part of the Australian Community Achievement Awards.
What happened in 2014
Sponsored the successful Carers Tasmania Carer Achievement Award 2014.
No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) commenced.
Co-location of our Port Pirie, Whyalla and Port Augusta offices to a new refurbished office in Port Augusta.
What happened in 2018
25 year anniversary.
Achieved Australian Service Excellence Standards Certification.