The Hobart District Nursing Service is one of Hobart’s oldest and best-loved philanthropic organisations.

The Hobart District Nursing Service is Committed to Care. This is reflected in our values of, Commitment, Equity, Excellence, Trust, Versatility and Transparency. We endeavour to support and care for people of all ages in their own home. We provide support to assist clients manage those daily activities that may have become challenging due to illness, frailty or disability.

Our nursing staff work as professionals in collaboration with other health care workers. The District Nurses are committed to the principles of primary health care for all and committed to improvement of service through evidence-based best practice.


The District Nurses is an autonomous not for profit organisation delivering the following services:

  • Home Care Packages, to assist people to remain living at home;  and to enable consumers to have choice and flexibility in the way that their aged care and support is provided.
  • Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), nursing and community care for people 65 yrs and over in Tasmania.
  • Home and Community Care (HACC), nursing and community care for people 65 yrs and under in Tasmania.
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and Veterans Home Care (VHC), nursing and community care for DVA gold card holders to all Tasmanians.
  • The District Nurses Private Services, nursing and community care, care plans, health checks, corporate cleaning, respite, immunisation, brokered services to all ages for individuals and organisations state wide in Tasmania, at private rates.
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), approved providers to deliver nursing, personal care, participate in the community, house hold tasks, personal activities, group and centre activities.
  • The District Nurses Community Clinic, offers a nurse practitioner, specialised health services and health and well being programs, the clinic is located in Moonah for the greater Hobart region.
  • Social Centre, offers a range of social activities and day trips run from our office in Moonah.


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The District Nurses18/07/2017 at 12:39pm
Our CFO Nick Miller is about to spend the better part of 24 hours pedalling away (actually sharing the 24 hours with one team mate!) at Cycle24 to raise much needed funds for the RHH Research Foundation - a cause that's close to Nick's heart.
Please support Nick's efforts by making a secure online donation and by posting a message of support on his fundraising page.
Donations made through this platform are secure and will be remitted directly through to the RHH Research Foundation. Please note that all donations over '$'2 are fully tax deductible and non-refundable.
Luckily he’ll be pedalling inside (limiting injuries we hope!!) at St Michael’s Collegiate School Gymnasium, 218 Macquarie Street, Hobart TAS 7000 on the 12-13th August, 2017.
Please visit Nick's fundraising page now: https://cycle24.gofundraise.com.au/page/NickMiller2
All donations to this site are sent directly to RHH Research Foundation Inc and you'll get a receipt automatically via email.
Help do even more by 'liking', leaving a 'comment' and 'sharing' the page too. Every little bit helps to reach their target of $3,000.00. So please dig deep for this great cause and help make a difference.
The District Nurses
The District Nurses14/07/2017 at 8:57am
Understanding Dementia – FREE online course – Enrol Today!
Dementia affects more than 400,000 people in Australia and almost 50 million worldwide. It is a condition that poses real challenges for affected individuals. Do you want to learn more about this condition from leaders in the field of dementia research, education and care?
The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania offers a FREE online, 9 week course, the Understanding Dementia MOOC*.
The course draws upon the expertise of neuroscientists, clinicians and dementia care professionals from both within the Wicking Centre and beyond. Understanding Dementia has attracted international acclaim, with over 90,000 participants from more than 170 countries engaging in the course. The MOOC is also listed in the Top 50 online courses of all time, as well as currently rated the No 1. Online Health Course by Class Central – a leading aggregate site of over 7,000 online courses.
This course is suitable for everyone - whether you know and care for someone who is living with dementia; whether you are living with the condition yourself; or perhaps you work in health or aged care? This course is a great way to enhance your understanding of dementia to better support quality of life. The course has no exams or assignments and there is a Certificate of Completion available.
Enrol today mooc.utas.edu.au/landing/pa
The course opens on 25 July – you can enrol up to 18 August 2017
*A MOOC is a ‘massive open online course’.
Glenorchy, Tasmania, Australia Wicking Dementia Centre
The District Nurses
The District Nurses13/07/2017 at 9:33am
The District Nurses can be contacted by phone between 8 am and 10 pm, 7 days a week. To enquire about the services we provide, to book an appointment at our Community Clinic, or if existing clients would like to change a visit time phone - (03) 6208 0500
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The District Nurses12/07/2017 at 12:55pm
The District Nurses enjoyed being involved with the Community Coffin Club!!
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The District Nurses01/07/2017 at 12:11pm
The District Nurses on Medical Matters ABC Radio
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The District Nurses29/06/2017 at 8:08am
Stay safe on our roads, and keep warm!!!


The District Nurses provide services under the Community Home Support Programme CHSP within the greater Hobart municipality.

For further information on the referral process, please click here to go to our referrals page.

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