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 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.


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The District Nurses16/02/2018 at 11:49am
Talking Point Mercury News, opinion piece by TDN Kim Macgowan
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The District Nurses09/02/2018 at 2:48pm
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The District Nurses31/01/2018 at 1:16pm
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The District Nurses25/01/2018 at 8:47am
Tasmania is forecast to experience heatwave conditions this coming long weekend.WHO IS AT RISK?
Everyone is potentially at risk during extremely hot weather, but some people have a higher risk of becoming ill than others.
This could include:
• older people, particularly the frail or over 65
• people with a serious chronic condition (heart, breathing problems, diabetes, serious mental illness, or those who are very overweight)
• people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease
• people taking medications that interfere with the body's ability to regulate temperature
• people who have difficulty keeping cool (for example, those with a physical disability)
• a person with a high temperature from an existing infection
• anyone confined to bed.
It is very important that those at high risk have extra care during a heatwave. - Keep cool this long weekend 😎
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The District Nurses23/01/2018 at 8:31am
Some great activities commencing in February at the Sorell Community Centre!! For more information phone 6166 1400 Tasmanian Health Organisation - South
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The District Nurses12/01/2018 at 9:20am
If you would like some help navigating the aged care system or some advice about accessing a Home Care Package we are happy to help 🙂
Call us on (03) 6208 0500 and speak to our friendly Community Nurse Navigator Kelly RN.
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My Aged Care - Overview of Home Care Packages
This video provides an overview of how to access aged care services under a Home Care Package. The video guides you through: • the initial screening and asse...


The District Nurses provide services under the Community Home Support Programme CHSP through out Tasmania.

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

Or contact us for more information.




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