We are the peak body for unions here in Tasmania as well as the local branch of the ACTU. We represent around fifty thousand union members, across the private and public sectors. No matter your occupation or profession, there is a union for you in Tasmania. 

The Tasmanian union movement works every day towards building a better society for everyone. We believe that workers and their families are entitled to live in a decent and civil society that values fairness and equality – where everyone is afforded the opportunity to succeed.

We campaign in workplaces, in the community and in the political and political arena to affect change that raises the living standards of workers and their families. We campaign for rights at work, for decent pay, for positive social change and for workplace health and safety.

My vision for the union movement is that we are united and growing so that workers have the collective power to win on the issues that matter to them. We aim to lift the profile of unions in Tasmania so that we are a movement our members are proud of and a movement that potential members want to join.

Jessica Munday

Where to get help:

Wages Hours and Conditions

As of 1 January 2010, the Tasmanian Governments powers for industrial relations were transferred to the Commonwealth. All workplaces in the private sector, who up until this time had remained in the state system (sole traders, partnerships etc), moved into the national scheme (Fair Work Act).

This move did not affect state service employees who remain under the Tasmanian Industrial Relations Act 1984.

WorkSafe Tasmania no longer provide industrial relations advice other than to State Service employees. Private sector employers and employees who previously dealt with WorkSafe Tasmania for wages and conditions information need to direct all enquiries to

Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94

Fair Work Online website  www.fairwork.gov.au

Unless otherwise outlined in award or registered agreement, the Long Service Leave Act 1976 will continue to apply to all employees in Tasmania and will be administered by WorkSafe Tasmania 1300 366 322 


Occupational Health and Safety

WorkSafe Tasmania 
PO Box 56 
Phone: 03 6233 7657 (Outside Tasmania ) 
Local rate: 1300 366 322 (Inside Tasmania ) 
Fax: 03 6233 8338 
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 Occupational Health & Safety (Work Health & Safety) Training

Unions Tasmania OHS Unit: Ph: 03 6234 9575
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Web: www.unionstas.com.au/index.php/whs/whs-training

Workers' Compensation Help Line

Worker Assist Tasmania
Ph: 1300 0 ASSIST

There is also information regarding compensation and rehabilitation on the WorkSafe Tasmania website.   http://worksafe.tas.gov.au/


Commonwealth Government Workers

Your Union the CPSU-PSU (03 6220 8000) can advise you.  Workers Compensation and Occupational Health and Safety are managed by Comcare.  The in hours advice number is 1300 366 979.

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