About Us

Hobart City Mission (HCM) has been serving the people of Southern Tasmania for over 165 years. This has only been made possible through the generosity of our supporters and volunteers.

Established in 1852, HCM was the first City Mission in Australia and is the third oldest Mission in the world. HCM offers assistance to those who need it most in the Southern Tasmanian community by providing emotional, physical and financial support and guidance.

We pride ourselves on finding innovative programs and services that empower people and enable them to participate in community life with a sense of dignity, purpose and self-reliance.

Hobart City Mission


Creating compassionate, resilient and connected local communities.


Guided by Christian values, Hobart City Mission brings together people who give and people in need, through the provision of client focused, holistic and innovative services.


We are honest, ethical and transparent, and this will build trust, with clients, staff and supporters.

We respect you so you will respect yourself.

We work together as a professional team to accomplish the outcomes that we strive to achieve.

We seek to find solutions where none seem to exist, to assist those in need.

We are inspired to assist those in need regardless of circumstance and stature.

Hobart City Mission acknowledges Tasmanian Aborigines as the traditional owners of this island lutruwita (Tasmania). We are located at nipaluna – the country at and around Hobart, country of the Muwinina people. We honour those people and all the original tribes of lutruwita who are no longer here as a result of the brutal invasion, and the Tasmanian Aboriginal community of today who remain owners of these lands.