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.

Housing assistance review

The annual review of housing assistance for 2019 has been completed by the Department of Defence, with the new rates now published in Online Services. The annual review of service residence and rental allowance contributions involved assessing the national average rent for Defence houses in each rent band, which has resulted in contributions being recalculated based on actual rent changes.

Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy, Derek Cox said providing housing assistance to ADF members was a longstanding policy. "The annual review is undertaken to ensure the Defence requirement of sharing the national cost of housing with members on a 50/50 basis is met each year," Mr Cox said. "The rent band method offers transparency for calculating contribution increases based on actual rental increases rather than forecasts."

Member contributions for living-in accommodation will be adjusted in line with the September 2018 rents and utilities subcomponents of the consumer price index. Casual meal rates and the fortnightly meal contribution will also be reviewed to ensure any revised rates are based on the reasonable recovery of actual national average costs incurred by Defence in providing meals.

The new rates will be reflected in members' salaries in February 2019.


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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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