• Archival Series

Hobart Area Office-Register/Index of Wards and Supervision Cases

To access these records

Please contact Adoptions and Permanency Services:

Postal Address: PO Box 538, Hobart TAS 7001

Phone: (03) 6166 0422

Aftercare Support Program Phone: 1300 654 583

Adoptions and Permanency Services Email: adoption.services@communities.tas.gov.au

After Care Support Program Email: aftercaresupport@communities.tas.gov.au

Website: https://www.decyp.tas.gov.au/children/adoptions-and-permanency-services/

Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: Tasmanian Archives Series Number, AA744

Records Location

These records are held by Tasmanian Archives (2011 - current).


Hobart Area Office – Register/Index of Wards and Supervision Cases was created by the Hobart Area Office of the Social Services Department and its successor, the Social Welfare Department, between 1941 and 1983. The index contains information about the placement of state wards and children being supervised as well as payments to foster mothers and children’s homes.

Access Conditions

Closed D75 years

D75 means these records are closed to the general public for 75 years from the date of the last entry in them. People wishing to access these records should contact Adoptions and Permanency Services After Care Support Program, which is run by the Department of Communities Tasmania. Applicants will be required to fill out a Personal Information Protection (PIP) form. How access is provided once permission is granted will depend on the file. Usually Adoption and Permanency Services request it back and then provide access or copies. Staff at the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office may be able to assist you in finding other relevant records.


The series has three items which are arranged alphabetically. The groupings are:

  • A to F
  • G to M
  • N to Z

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