Welcome to Hobart

Mt. Wellington at sunset, Hobart tasmania

Located in the south-east of the state at the foot of majestic Mount Wellington, Hobart is Tasmania’s harbour capital and Australia’s second oldest capital city. Hobart has many historic sandstone buildings which are still in use today. At Salamanca Place you will find 19th century waterfront warehouses dating back to the 1830s whaling days. Today, they are filled with cafes, restaurants, galleries and art studios - an ideal place to wander or enjoy alfresco dining. Hobart offers a contrasting blend of heritage, scenery and culture, with world class activities and attractions nearby.

Suburbs of Hobart

Hobart is centred around Sullivans Cove, between Mt Wellington and the Derwent River estuary. Greater Hobart is made up of Hobart city, the northern suburbs which includes Glenorchy and Brighton and the eastern shore which includes Clarence City.

TAS Public Holidays

Click here to see the public holidays observed in TAS during 2019.

2020 Annual Review of ADF Accommodation assistance and contributions

The outcome of the annual review of ADF members’ accommodation assistance and contributions is anticipated to be reflected in members’ salaries during February 2020.

Members may see an increase or decrease in their Defence accommodation related contributions and allowances for Service Residences, Living-in accommodation, Rent allowance, meal allowance and other allowances and charges.

Members will be notified of any changes prior to their salary changing through a range of Service notification channels including Service Newspapers, Defgram and Signal.

Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy, Mr Derek Cox, acknowledged the importance of this annual review.

“Defence undertakes the annual review to ensure the Defence requirement of sharing the national cost of housing with ADF members on a 50/50 basis is met each year,” Mr Cox said.

These annual changes to contributions and charges are based on movement in the broader rental market, Consumer Price Index and national average meal costs.

Members with questions about the annual review of accommodation assistance and contributions should speak to their chain of command or visit the Pay and Conditions Manual (PACMAN).


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Major Attractions

Mount Wellington, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Constitution Dock, Mount Nelson Lookout, Sullivans Cove

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