Women's Health Tasmania Inc.

Application no: 20/07/088

Date granted: 28/08/2020

Date of expiry: 28/08/2023

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 9/09/2020

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d)


This exemption was granted to permit Women's Health Tasmania Inc. to provide services to women only and for the benefit of women; recruit and employ women to work for the organisation; recruit women to the Board of Governance; and provide facilities to women and women's groups on the basis that:

  • Women's Health Tasmania Inc. has been offering women only services since the 1980s and is considered a safe place for women especially those vulnerable to health inequity; and
  • For some women a women's only service is important because they may have experienced violence and/or abuse by men, and for other women they may have a preference to see female health workers.