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Function Term:
Sport and recreation
Function Number:
Function Description:
Development and promotion of sport, fitness, general physical activity and leisure opportunities for the general community. Includes financial support and government involvement in local, national and international sporting and recreational events. Also includes specialist programs for athletes and drug monitoring in sport. See CIVIC INFRASTRUCTURE for management of sporting and recreational facilities. For management of the gaming industry, see FINANCE MANAGEMENT.

Non - Government - For records of sporting and recreational organisations and individuals involved see RECREATION AND SPORTING CLUBS
Agencies Performing Function:
Salmon Commissioners (TA45)01 Jan 186131 Dec 1889

Commissioners of Fisheries (TA44)28 Oct 188911 Dec 1925

National Coursing Club of Tasmania (NG3189)01 Jan 191413 Feb 1984

Scenery Preservation Office (TA29)01 Jan 191531 Dec 1971

Scenery Preservation Board (TA27)26 Nov 191501 Nov 1971

National Park Board (TA427)01 Jan 191731 Dec 1947

Salmon & Freshwater Fisheries Commission (TA46)11 Dec 192518 Dec 1959

Animals and Birds Protection Board (TA28)01 Jan 192901 Nov 1971

Cradle Mountain Reserve Board (TA434)01 Jan 193031 Dec 1947

Tasmanian Netball Association (NG3630)01 Jan 1932

Betting Control Board (TA318)01 Dec 193231 Mar 1953

Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck Reserves Board (TA435)01 Jan 193831 Dec 1947

National Fitness Council (TA77)01 Jan 1939

Mount Barrow Scenic Reserve Board (TA440)01 Jan 194031 Dec 1947

Mount Field National Park Board (TA433)01 Jan 194731 Dec 1968

Port Arthur Scenic Reserves Board (TA436)01 Jan 194731 Dec 1950

Northern Scenery Board (TA438)01 Jan 194731 Dec 1968

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park Board (TA426)01 Jan 194731 Dec 1968

Tasmanian Racing Commission (TA319)01 Mar 195331 May 1974

Office of the Minister for Racing and Gaming (TA418)01 May 195931 Dec 1989

Inland Fisheries Commission (TA43)21 Aug 195915 Dec 1999

Tasman Peninsula Board (TA437)01 Jan 196231 Dec 1968

Tasmanian Trotting Association (TA1956)03 Jun 196210 Aug 1976

Board of Inquiry Into Sunday Observance Act (TA292)01 Jan 196631 Dec 1966

South West National Park Board (TA439)01 Jan 196831 Dec 1969

National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council (TA30)01 Jan 1971

National Parks and Wildlife Service (TA26)01 Nov 197101 May 1987

Office of the Minister for Sport and Recreation (TA419)17 Apr 1974

Tasmanian Racing & Gaming Commission (TA924)01 May 197413 Feb 1984

Racing Trust (TA1959)17 Feb 1975

South West Advisory Committee (TA472)17 Nov 197531 Dec 1978

Licensing Board of Tasmania (TA354)10 Aug 1976

Tasmanian Trotting Control Board (TA1957)16 Sep 1976

Ben Lomond Advisory Committee (TA339)01 Jan 1979

Totalizator Agency Board (TA1585)01 Jan 198305 Mar 2001

Tasmanian Racing Directorate (TA930)13 Feb 198412 Sep 1990

Tasmanian Gaming Commission (TA918)13 Feb 1984

Tasmanian Institute of Sport (TA1584)01 Jan 1985

Department of Sport and Recreation (TA388)01 Jan 198531 Dec 1989

Department of Lands, Parks and Wildlife (TA901)01 May 198717 Jul 1989

Department of Parks, Wildlife and Heritage (TA913)17 Jul 198902 Feb 1993

Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation (TA895)17 Jul 198927 Mar 1996

Tasmanian Racing Authority (TA1552)12 Sep 199001 May 1998

Office of the Minister for Inland Fisheries (TA1544)01 Jan 1992

Parks and Wildlife Service (TA1837)02 Feb 1993

Department of Environment and Land Management (TA1018)02 Feb 199318 Sep 1998

Wellington Park Management Trust (TA1734)10 Sep 1993

Office of Sport and Recreation (TA1558)27 Mar 199609 Aug 2002

Racing Tasmania (TA1630)01 May 199801 Dec 1999

Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment (TA1542)18 Sep 199805 Apr 2006

Office of Racing Integrity (TA1631)01 Dec 1999

Inland Fisheries Service (TA1740)01 Jan 2000

Tote Tasmania (TA1632)05 Mar 200127 Mar 2012

Department of Tourism, Parks, Heritage and the Arts (TA1644)01 Aug 200205 Apr 2006

Sport and Recreation Tasmania (TA2060)09 Aug 200201 Jul 2014

Department of Tourism, Arts & the Environment (TA1708)05 Apr 200611 Feb 2008

Department of the Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts (TA1752)12 Feb 200830 Jun 2009

Tasmanian Racing Board (TA1839)01 Jan 200924 Jun 2009

Tasracing (TA1840)24 Jun 2009

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (TA1807)01 Jul 2009

Community Sport and Recreation (TA2178)01 Jul 2014

Department of Communities Tasmania (TA2176)01 Jul 2018