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About the Department of Justice

The Department of Justice contributes to a safe, fair and just Tasmania by providing systems and services for the promotion and maintenance of rights and responsibilities and the resolution of disputes, for the benefit of the Tasmanian community.

We are committed to an engaged, diverse and inclusive workforce. Through our Diversity and Inclusion Project, we are building a supportive, inclusive and diverse workforce that works together to create change.


The Department is responsible to the following Ministers:

  • Elise Archer MP – Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, Minister for Corrections and Minister for Workplace Safety and Consumer Affairs
  • Roger Jaensch MP – Minister for Local Government and Planning

The Department

The Department of Justice provides services that maintain and promote rights and responsibilities, resolve disputes, and contribute to the aim of a safer and more inclusive society to benefit the Tasmanian community as a whole.

More information on the structure and operations of the Department is available in our Organisational Chart and Annual report.

Read our Feedback Policy to find out how to provide feedback about the Department’s services when you believe that we have failed to meet the Service Standards listed in the Policy, or that our facilities were not adequate.

Department of Justice Corporate Direction

The Department of Justice Corporate Direction 2020-2022 (PDF, 302.0 KB) details the initiatives that will be progressed in order to implement the Government's key deliverables and other high priority reforms and projects for 2020-21 and 2021-22.

The Department will report its progress against achieving these initiatives in its Annual Report.

If you would like to provide any feedback in relation to the Corporate Direction, please email Secretary@justice.tas.gov.au using the subject line “Corporate Direction”.