Further information and support

If you are a business owner or developer and you need specific information about Hobart, or what the City of Hobart is doing to support economic development, please contact:

Director - Community Life
03 6238 2940

Business Concierge
03 6238 2547

Economic Development Project Officer - City Economy, Tourism and Events
03 6238 2401

Strategies and plans

The following publications may provide more detailed information about our strategic goals:

Hobart City Council Strategic Plan 2019–29(PDF, 8MB)

Economic Development Strategy 2013–18(PDF, 311KB)

Hobart: A community vision for our island capital(PDF, 3MB)

Useful resources

The following list of external websites provides a range of resources for businesses:

The Department of State Growth: information for a range of business and industry sectors.   

Digital Ready: Tasmanian Government support for businesses seeking to take the next step online.

Business Tasmania: a wealth of information for those looking to start or grow their local businesses.

Tourism Tasmania: current statistics on the tourism industry.

The state Department of Treasury and Finance data releases: population projections and unemployment figures for Tasmania.

Fair Work Ombudsman: free information and advice for employers and employees on pay, conditions, and workplace rights and obligations under the Australian Government workplace system. 

Enterprise Centres Tasmania: a network of business advisors and mentors to help small business owners reach their potential. 

Business and Employment: assistance, guidance and tools to help small businesses that have started their operation, are growing it, or changing markets. 

Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry: a membership organisation that provides support to members through a range of services and advocacy.

Property Council of Australia, Tasmania Division: a leading advocate for the property industry.  Providing advocacy, professional development and networking opportunities for its members.  

Real Estate Institute of Tasmania: a membership organisation representing the views and the professional needs of its 170 real estate members.

Australian Retailers Association: the retail industry’s peak representative body representing the sector.