About Us

​​​​​​​​​The Department of Treasury and Finance is the central agency that manages the Tasmanian Government’s financial resources and implements strategies to achieve the Government’s economic and fiscal objectives.

What we do

The Department of Treasury and Finance is responsible to the Treasurer and Minister for Finance.​

The Department has overall responsibility for implementing strategies to achieve the Government's longer-term economic and financial objectives. It:

  • provides the Government with objective advice on the economic and financial management of the State
  • implements Government policy
  • performs financial analysis, monitoring and reporting functions on behalf of the Government, and
  • supports statutory bodies that administer:
    • State revenue collection
    • the regulation of gaming and liquor, and
    • the economic regulation of the electricity and water and sewerage sectors.

Who we are

Treasury strives to provide a contemporary work environment with support for flexible work arrangements, leveraging opportunities to collaborate across workspaces and adopting a regular check-in, two way feedback approach to better manage and support our people. We are committed to improving gender equity as a corporate priority, with a target of increasing the representation of women in senior leadership to 50/50 by 2020. We have also introduced a wide range of new initiatives through our Women in Leadership Action Plan 2017-2020 and our ongoing commitment of zero tolerance towards any form of family violence. 

In the 2018 Tasmanian State Survey we had a healthy 72 per cent response rate from our staff. Of those who participated, 92 per cent agreed there is a positive attitude towards employees who use flexible work practices or work part-time; 95 per cent agreed that Treasury is a safe working environment; and 77 per cent agreed that gender is not a barrier to their success. We are continuing to pursue strategies to further improve​ these results and to sustain Treasury's reputation as a great place to work. ​