Autism Tasmania is your state autism association. It can provide information about how to get a diagnosis in Tasmania.

Contact details for Autism Tasmania

Autism Tasmania

  • Hobart address: 1 Bowen Road, Moonah Tas 7009
  • Hobart phone: (03) 6278 9985 
  • Launceston address: 59D Amy Road, Newstead Tas 7250
  • Launceston phone: (03) 6344 1212
  • Email: autism@autismtas.org.au

GP or child health nurse

Use My Neighbourhood to locate GPs and child health clinics in your local area.

Child specialist

Paediatrician or child psychiatrist
Your GP should be able to refer you to a paediatrician or child psychiatrist who has experience in assessing and diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children. If you have trouble finding a child specialist with ASD experience, Autism Tasmania might be able to help.

Psychologist
Use the Australian Psychological Society’s find a psychologist tool to get contact details for psychologists who have registered as having expertise in working with children and ASD.

Diagnostic assessment

Your GP, nurse or child specialist should be able to direct you to practitioners in your area who do diagnostic assessments. For assessments carried out on a public basis, your local area health service is a good place to start. Your state autism association can also provide useful information about where and how a child can be assessed for the purpose of getting a diagnosis.

Government-funded services

Some services are funded by the government to provide diagnostic assessments which you won’t have to pay for. Contact these services below for more information.

Name of service Address Phone number ASD specific
Tasmanian Autism Diagnostic Service (TADS) GPO Box 125
Hobart TAS 7001
(03) 6166 1100 Yes
Child and Adolescent
Mental Health Service (CAMHS) –
South
Carruthers Building, St Johns Park
New Town TAS 7008
1800 332 388 No 
Child and Adolescent
Mental Health Service (CAMHS) –
North
46 Cameron Street
Launceston TAS 7250
1800 332 388 No
Child and Adolescent
Mental Health Service (CAMHS) –
North West

5th Floor, Reece House
46 Mount Street
Burnie TAS 7320

1800 332 388 No 
Autism assessment team,
St Giles therapy services
South
11a Gant Street
Lenah Valley TAS 7008
(03) 6238 1888 Yes
Developmental assessment team,
St Giles therapy services
North
65 Amy Road
Newstead TAS 7250
(03) 6345 7333 No
  • Last updated or reviewed 13-01-2015