Tasmanian Cancer Registry

The Tasmanian Cancer registry is responsible for collecting, collating and reporting incidence of all malignant neoplasms in Tasmanian residents. By law, cancer registration is required in all Australian States and Territories to assist State and National efforts to understand the causes of cancer, to plan health services and assist prevention efforts and treatment decisions.

The Tasmanian Cancer Registry is funded by the Department of Health Tasmania. The Director of the Registry is Professor Alison Venn.

For further information contact:

Tasmanian Cancer Registry
Telephone: +61 3 6226 7757
Fax: +61 3 6226 7755


To assist in requests for cancer statistics, the annual statistical reports for the years 1995-2009 inclusive are available through the following links.

Cancer Survival and Prevalence Reports

Cancer in Tasmania Yearly Reports

Cancer in Tasmania 20-Year Report

National cancer statistics published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Data Release Policy

The data collected by the Tasmanian Cancer Registry are used by the Department of Health and Human Services and by national and international agencies reporting cancer statistics.

Identified data may be released to scientific researchers after approval of a formal application submitted to the Tasmanian Cancer Registry, the Human Research Ethics Committee (Tasmania) Network, the researcher's institutional ethics committee, and with subsequent approval by the Director of Public Health.

Non-identifying data are available on request. Data are supplied as tables or graphs of incidence and mortality and/or number of cases and deaths for specific years, age groups, regional areas or cancer subgroups. These requests come from researchers, medical practitioners, government departments, students and the community.

For a full copy of the Data Release Policy (PDF 38.7KB). See the Data Release Guidelines Flow Chart (PDF 29.6KB).

For information on the Human Research Ethics Committee (Tasmania) Network.