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Family-friendly workplaces

Women play an important role in Tasmania’s economy. The need for business to attract and retain skilled women is vital to Tasmania’s economic productivity. An important key to retaining skilled employees is the extent to which businesses can provide flexibility in employment and family friendly workplaces. This means workplaces which enable employees to balance paid employment with caring for children and other family members.  Employees are increasingly looking for companies that will be supportive of their need for a healthy work-life balance.

Flexible work practices

The Department of State Growth website features a number of work-life balance case studies and resources.


Employer of Choice Awards

The Tasmanian Government is investing in the economic future of Tasmania by assisting employers succeed in attracting and retaining skilled workers to support the growth and sustainability of their business.

The Employer of Choice Awards celebrate and reward workplaces that adopt modern work practices and promote a work-life balance as part of a strategy to attract and retain skilled workers.


Further information

  • WorkSafe Tasmania is responsible for administering much of the legislation that regulates business in Tasmania

  • Tasmanian Anti Discrimination Commission

  • Fair Work Online - information and advice about Australia’s new national workplace relations system from the Fair Work Ombudsman.
    You’ll also find links to Fair Work Australia - the national workplace relations tribunal. T he Workplace Authority ceased to operate on 31 January 2010

  • Child Care Unit, Department of Education - Find out what the Child Care Unit does and its involvement with child care services in Tasmania.