2022 Nomination period now  open.

Palliative Care Tasmania (PCT) is pleased to announce the launch of the sixth annual Tasmanian Palliative Care Awards, celebrating compassion and excellence in the care of those who are living with a life-limiting illness, dying or grieving in Tasmania.

Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker Governor of Tasmania and Patron of Palliative Care Tasmania has officially launched the nomination period which begins today, the 22nd of May, the beginning of National Palliative Care Week.

Her Excellency encourages people to take the time to nominate in these very special awards.

“People and organisations working, volunteering and caring for those living with a life limiting illness or who are dying are some of the most selfless people in our community –  I encourage you to take a few minutes and nominate .” she said.

The nomination process very easy, and it should only take a few minutes to nominate someone – please take the time, you will make someone’s day just by nominating them.


Nominations are now open, and the categories are:

  1. Outstanding Palliative Care Professional
    proudly supported by Millingtons Funeral Services
  2. Outstanding Palliative Care Volunteer/Carer
    proudly supported by Lifeline Tasmania
  3. Outstanding Palliative Care Service provider
    proudly supported by TPT Wealth
  4. Outstanding Achievement in Palliative Care
    proudly supported by Terry White Chemart
  5. Excellence in Palliative Care in Aged Care
    proudly supported by Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Tasmanian Branch)
  6. Excellence in Palliative Care in the Community
    proudly supported by Caring@Home


PCT is also seeking nominations for the 2022 ‘Joy Coghlan’ Tasmanian Palliative Care Honour Roll (proudly supported by ). This recognition is for someone who has made an outstanding long-term contribution to the sector. The honour ensures these contributions are given full recognition and not forgotten in the passage of time. Nominations for the Honour Roll can include those who are still working, retired, or who have died.

Thanks to our partner Working it Out, everyone nominated will receive a certificate of appreciation, finalists will be announced in early November, and the winners will be awarded on 9th of August 2022  at Government House.

Nominations are open until 18 July.


Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker Governor of Tasmania and Patron of Palliative Care Tasmania officially launching the Awards: