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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 Rehabilitation; and Minister for Workplace Safety and Consumer Affairs
  • Michael Ferguson MP – Deputy Premier and Minister for 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 Strategic Plan 2022-2027

The Department of Justice Strategic Plan 2022-2027 was launched in July 2022, replacing our previous Corporate Direction.

The Strategic Plan sets out four strategic goals, and within these are a range of strategies (13) and initiatives (46) that the department will focus on delivering over the next five years.

Progress against the plan will be reported in the department’s Annual Report each year.