The District Nurses is one of Tasmania’s oldest and best-loved community organisations.

The District Nurses 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 are committed to providing outstanding customer service that supports our clients to remain healthy and independent in their homes and community.  Our Customer Service Charter outlines how we will endeavour to serve you and what you can do if you believe we have not delivered to those standards.

To access a copy the Customer Service Charter click here


The District Nurses is an autonomous not for profit organisation delivering the following services in the South, North & Northwest Tasmania:

  • 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

Tasmanian statewide community services, help at home.
The District Nurses
The District Nurses17/08/2018 at 8:29am
Is your training up to date? Are you workplace compliant? Are you and your family First Aid ready at home? First Aid training courses are coming to the Scottsdale Library on the 4th & 5th of December 2018. For more information or to book a session contact:-
email: launceston@stjohntas.org.au
phone: 63 434226
online: www.stjohntas.org.au
The District Nurses
The District Nurses17/08/2018 at 8:23am
The District Nurses
The District Nurses10/08/2018 at 12:30pm
Before you sign a Home Care Agreement remember you have rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
If you or someone you know signs an agreement with a provider who approached you directly without invitation, under consumer law, you have 10 business days to change your mind. This is called a 'cooling off period'
The District Nurses
The District Nurses09/08/2018 at 8:40am
Meet The District Nurses Monday 13th August, Rosebery Community House 1pm 🙂 Rosebery Community-House
The District Nurses
The District Nurses08/08/2018 at 3:21pm
Choice of dying at home slipping away as end looms for Tasmanian hospice program
The closure of an internationally recognised Tasmanian at-home palliative care program hospice@HOME will leave some families fighting to have loved ones die at home.
The District Nurses
The District Nurses08/08/2018 at 8:18am
Dying To Know Day 8th August is bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement.

D2KDay promotes death literacy.

What does the movement stand for?

Community led conversations about end of life care, death and loss.
Organisations taking a public health approach to these conversations - that is, death, dying and bereavement are social experiences best addressed through initiatives that involve the whole community. It is not enough to say that we should normalise the conversation anymore. It is through family conversations over dinner, death cafes, school projects, art galleries, and workplaces that we can break down barriers and socialise the response to death. This can help build compassionate communities ready and able to respond to death and loss when it occurs. See a recent systematic review of the research HERE.
Meaningful value based end of life planning occurs at any age and regardless of our health status.
Planning ahead. Too many of us are dying in a way not consistent with our values or wishes. Planning ahead means we have the opportunity to communicate what we do and don't want at the end of life.
Sharing the latest research and evidence about all things end of life planning and death literacy.
Developing death literacy - the practical know how needed for end of life planning.
To find an event near you http://www.dyingtoknowday.org/events/
The GroundSwell Project #D2KDay2018


The District Nurses provide services throughout Tasmania.

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