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Welcome to Colony 47

Colony 47 provides support to over 20,000 Tasmanian children, young people and families every year.

For over 40 years Colony 47 has worked to ensure that support is given to those that need it most. We help individuals and families develop solutions and find support to build better lives and break the cycle of disadvantage. We work closely with local communities at a grass roots level and with our many partners to ensure that we achieve our mission – to create a fairer community, eliminate disadvantage and improve the lives of Tasmanians.

Latest News:

Standing with Our Community Against Family and Domestic Violence.

Hobart came together on November 27, in a show of community strength to share the message that domestic violence is never ok. The White Ribbon march drew together over 1000 people to walk against family violence, from St David’s Park

We Need Volunteer Chefs and Cooks!

Every year, hundreds of Tasmanian volunteers help Colony 47 prepare for our annual Community Christmas Day Lunch. On the day, we cater for around 400 Tasmanians, so you can imagine the coordination needed to feed that many people. Retired Chef,

AGM and Launch of the Towards 2020 Vision and Strategy

Colony 47’s 2017 Annual General Meeting and launch of the Towards 2020 Strategy demonstrated a clear new vision that puts clients firmly at the centre of the organisation’s practice. Colony 47 founder, Jim Colville, was joined by staff, board members,

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