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.


The District Nurses

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The District Nurses
The District Nurses18/08/2017 at 11:29am
hospice@HOME is being delivered by The District Nurses and Chief Executive, Kim Macgowan, will be giving a presentation on the project at next week’s National Nursing Forum 2017! #palliativecare
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The District Nurses15/08/2017 at 9:02am
Thankyou to the Rotary Club of Kingston for having The District Nurses along as guest speakers, and the hospitality at last nights meeting, what a wonderful group!! @RotaryTasmania Rotary International
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The District Nurses10/08/2017 at 8:55am
The District Nurses will be in Northgate all day today, come along and ask us all about community care services that can be provided for you or a loved one at home 😊
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The District Nurses09/08/2017 at 7:00pm
Would you like to know more about community services available to you or a loved one?? The District Nurses provide care and support services in your home, across Tasmania. Talk to The District Nurses tomorrow at Northgate we will be there all day to help answer any questions, and assist you to navigate the health care system 😊
The District Nurses
The District Nurses08/08/2017 at 10:06pm
#D2KD17 .... The wonderful TDN team on the North West @ the Community Coffin Club 😊
The District Nurses
The District Nurses08/08/2017 at 8:48am
Dying To Know Day 8th August is bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement across Australia The GroundSwell Project #D2KDay


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

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