Our commitment

The Tasmanian Government is committed to making information accessible to all members of the Tasmanian community.

The Tasmanian Government and disability

Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (external link), Australian Government agencies are required to ensure information and services are provided in a non-discriminatory and accessible manner.

For more information about how the Tasmanian Government is improving access to information and services for people with disabilities, read information on the Tasmanian Government Disability Framework (external link).

Web content accessibility

Our aim is to be compliant to Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Version 2.1 (external link) (WCAG 2.1) standard, with some of our content already accessible to level triple A standard of the guidelines.

Accessibility features

This site can be browsed and accessed in a number of different ways. Many options are available through your web browser and computer operating system and are not specific to our site.

Browser compatibility

This website is fully functional for all modern visual browsers, text-only browsers, screen readers, and mobile devices, and has been found to operate optimally in the latest two versions of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, and Mozilla Firefox. Most of these browsers update themselves to the latest versions automatically.

The exception to this is Internet Explorer, which does not update itself automatically. This means there are people using older versions of this browser. Our site supports and functions using Internet Explorer 11.

There are many other web browsers on the market, too many for us to reasonable test. However, most of these have been built on top of the technology of Chrome, Safari or Firefox. If it works in these three, it should work in most other browsers.


Our website has navigation features to help you find what you need.

Main menu

Across the top of every page are links to Home and Search.

All our pages feature a main navigation menu. This can be accessed using the keyboard as follows:

  • When the focus is on a top level menu item, pressing the tab key will move the focus forward along the top level items. Pressing Shift + Tab will move the focus backwards
  • Press Enter to get to the hyperlinked destination


Our desktop website uses breadcrumbs. These are a series of links showing the trail back to the homepage from wherever you are in the site. Breadcrumbs sit just underneath the top navigation bar on every webpage. To return to the previous page you were viewing, click on the 'Back' button in your browser or use one of the navigation tools to go directly to the page you want.


At the bottom of each page, you will find legal information regarding copyright, privacy and a disclaimer, as well as links to contact us and site map pages.


This website makes proper use of heading tags, allowing screen reader users to easily navigate to the section of the web page they are interested in.

Resizing text

How to change text size or colours (external link) – W3C Web Accessibility Initiative

Forms and publications

This website has forms and publications that may not be in HTML format. To assist users to download and share content, most documents are available in Adobe PDF (PDF) or Microsoft Word (Word) format. Most computers already have the software to open these document formats. However, if your computer does not, you can:

Translate this website

Translate this website using the following external links to Google:

For other language translations (external link) see Google Translate, and select from their language list.


The translation links are provided to assist people from non-English speaking backgrounds. However, CBOS is not responsible for the accuracy of Google Translate.
For help with translating and interpreting (external link) see the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website

Problems with accessibility

If you have any problems using our website please contact us.
Updated: 19 Nov 2020

This page has been produced and published by the Consumer Building and Occupational Services Division of the Department of Justice. Although every care has been taken in production, no responsibility is accepted for the accuracy, completeness, or relevance to the user's purpose of the information. Those using it for whatever purpose are advised to verify it with the relevant government department, local government body or other source and to obtain any appropriate professional advice. The Crown, its officers, employees and agents do not accept liability however arising, including liability for negligence, for any loss resulting from the use of or reliance upon the information and/or reliance on its availability at any time.