Useful links

We've scoured the internet looking for the best resources to help support your transition into Hobart. Below you'll find everything from local news and events, sporting and recreation facilities, public transport options and a wide range of community groups. If you think something is missing please email communications [at] dha.gov.au or dco.communication [at] defence.gov.au with your suggestions.

Welcome to Tasmania

ADF members and families – save the date! ‘Welcome to Tasmania’ is happening and we’d love to see you there!

Posting to Tasmania, or want to get to know more about the local community? We’re holding our welcome expo at ‘Rock It Indoor Rock Climbing Centre’ and all Defence are welcome to join us for a morning of family fun. With a range of community groups and organisations coming along, you can get information about support, assistance and activities available in your area when you need a break from climbing. Come along and meet your local DCO team, as well as the good folk from Dowsing Point Community Centre and other Defence families. Be sure to register by 19 February 2019, as tickets are limited.

When registering, please check that your email is accurate, as you will receive notification of your booking by email.

NOTE: This event is only for ADF members and their families.

Register now

Community pages

News and events

Public transport

  • The Tasmanian Government’s public transport operator in metropolitan regions is Metro.

  •  Salamanca Shuttle Saturday shuttle bus connects Hobart City Centre with Salamanca and everything in-between.

  • Regional connections around the state are provided by private bus operators. For more information check out the Tasmania Travel and Information Centre.

Sport and recreation

The Tasmanian Government has a dedicated division within the Department of Premier and Cabinet which overlooks sports and recreation in the state. Communities, Sport and Recreation (CSR) aims to increase opportunities for all Tasmanians to participate in community life and sport and recreation through developing and supporting a vibrant and inclusive sport and recreation sector and fostering Tasmania's high performance athletes.

The City of Hobart also offers plenty of cycling opportunities for both commuters and recreational cyclists.

Utility providers

DHA has engaged with utility providers to deliver ongoing savings and benefits to Defence members and their families. To view the current offers and savings in your area, visit your Online Services dashboard.

To save money on your bill check out the Energy-Saving Guide for Tasmania.