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Department of Premier and Cabinet


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About DPAC

The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC) is the central agency of the Tasmanian State Government. The Department provides a broad range of services to Cabinet, other members of Parliament, Government agencies and the community.

The Department works closely with the public sector, the community, local government, the Australian Government and other state and territory governments. The Department also provides administrative support to the Tasmanian Community Fund which is separately accountable and reports directly to Parliament.

The core roles of DPAC are:

  • Whole of government policy advice to the Premier and Cabinet
  • Whole of government co-ordination
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Machinery of Government
  • Statutory employer role (State Service Act)
  • Statutory role (Local Government Act).

DPAC has more than 300 staff, located predominantly in Hobart.


A respected and valued agency that leads an accountable, professional and collaborative public service.

Our purpose

The Department supports the Premier and Cabinet in achieving the Government's vision for Tasmania. We do this by providing strategic policy advice; leading whole-of-government initiatives; and supporting the machinery of government.

Our goals

  • Goal 1: To lead the development of policy advice, direction and whole-of-government coordination.
  • Goal 2: To provide comprehensive, timely and accurate services that support the machinery of Government.
  • Goal 3: To deliver ICT services that enhance whole-of-government capability.
  • Goal 4: To have efficient and effective processes that underpin a supportive and challenging workplace.

To find out more about the Department's goals, read the DPAC Strategic Plan 2012-15.

Our values

  • Professional: We aim for excellence and act with integrity and impartiality.
  • Accountable: We are focussed on achievement, open to questioning and responsible for our actions.
  • Collaborative: We respect and value the expertise of others and seek to work in partnership.
  • Forward looking: We plan so we can be responsive to future needs.
  • Connected to the community: We seek to understand and engage with the community and communities of interest.
  • Supportive: We seek to provide a family-friendly and flexible workplace that fosters mutual respect and open communication.


The Department of Premier and Cabinet reports to:

Lara Giddings MP
Minister for Climate Change
Minister for Community Development
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs 

Bryan Green MP
Minister for Local Government

Michelle O'Byrne MP
Minister for Children

Scott Bacon MP
Minister for Veterans' Affairs

The Department reports to the Premier and Minister through the Department's Secretary, Rhys Edwards.