Tasmanian Resources

In 2018, Brand Tasmania interviewed hundreds of people across the state to better understand what makes this place so special. We heard positive, uplifting, and inspiring stories that formed the basis of our work. Yet we also heard about shared anxieties and challenges.

We worked with our partners to find ways to bring encouraging stories of Tasmanian success together with our shared mission to get more and more children reading and listening with their parents, from their first days. It's a village approach, across the community and across the Tasmanian Government, to ensure every little Tasmanian's first 1,000 days are filled with love, with fun, and with community support.



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Libraries Tasmania

Your local Tasmanian library (and librarian) has books, events, advice, and expertise to help you and your baby.
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Healthy Kids

Healthy Tasmania can help with ideas and information from pregnancy all the way up to social media use.
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Great Start

The Great Start program has free activities, play ideas, and lots of information about how your baby is developing.
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Launching into Learning

A free program for families with children from birth to 4 years-old in all Tasmanian Government schools.
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Child and Family Centres

The centre in your community is here to support your journey as a parent by connecting you with everything you need for your child.
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Connected Beginnings lutruwita

The kutalayna collective ensures Aboriginal children aged 0-5 get the very best start to life and are ready for school.
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Families Tasmania

Since 1917, Families Tasmania has been supporting new parents to be as healthy as they can be.
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Playgroup Tasmania

Start a playgroup or find a playgroup to support family connections, strengthen communities, and foster learning through play.
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Brave Foundation

The Brave SEPT (Supporting Expecting and Parenting Teens) Program is a unique mentoring program created for pregnant and parenting young people to ensure they are connected to parenting support, life support and educational opportunities in their local communities.
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The Basics Tasmania

Learn about and engage with the five basics for your child, including love, talking and singing, counting, playing, and reading.

Migrant Resource Centre Multicultural Playgroup

The Migrant Resource Centre runs a Multicultural Playgroup every Monday from 10am to 12pm at the Haig Community Space in Mowbray.
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Let's Talk

Find out why reading to and talking with your children is so important for their development, with tips and ideas.

Help and support


Child Health and Parenting Service

The Child Health and Parenting Service (CHaPS) provides free child health and development assessments for all children aged 0-5 years. They provide advice and support on topics ranging from sleep to nutrition, in fun and supportive clinic settings located around the state.
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FindHelpTAS is a free, online directory with over 900 services that support the health and wellbeing of Tasmanians and our communities.
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Australian Breastfeeding Association

The home of trusted breastfeeding information, support and advocacy.
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Tasmanian Parent Line

The Parent Line offers 24-hour information and support for parents throughout Tasmania. The Parent Line is supported by Health Direct and your calls will be answered by a health professional who will provide quality, approved health information and advice. Call 1300 808 178.
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Strong Families Safe Kids

Strong Families, Safe Kids Advice & Referral Line is the first point of contact for child wellbeing and safety. Anyone with a concern about the safety and wellbeing of a child can get in touch. Parents and children can also ask for help for themselves.
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Tassie Mums

Tassie Mums is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based group that is passionate about providing essential items to babies and children in need. They collect donations of new and pre-loved baby and children’s clothing and other small items, from birth to 12 years of age. Tassie Mums works with over 60 Tasmanian social service organisations state-wide to help provide Tasmanian families with the everyday essentials needed when raising children.