Women's Health Tasmania (originally named the Hobart Women's Health Centre) was founded in 1988. One year later - after 14 years of lobbying - funding for the Health Centre was received.
The organisation is run according to feminist principles. We are run by women for women, with the vision of women being informed and active decision makers in our own health and well being. We understand the broader impact of society on women’s health.
We have an exemption under Section 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (Tas) to discriminate on the basis of gender in favour of women in employment and the provision of services and facilities.
Women’s Health Tasmania has an inclusive definition of ‘woman’. We work to support everyone who identifies as a woman.
Our Story and our plan
Women in Tasmania are informed and active decision-makers in our own health and well being.
To be Tasmania's key voice advancing women's health and wellbeing.
Women's Health Tasmania adopts the World Health Organisation's model of Health: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity".
Our Strategic plan
Click here for a copy of our Strategic Goals for 2017 to 2020
Women's Health Tasmania also promotes the interests of Tasmanian women by working collaboratively with government, non-government and the community sector to provide innovative and cost-effective services.
Our current focus areas are
- Women and mental health
- Violence against women
- Sexuality and life stages