Organisational Profile


Lady Gowrie Tasmania is a community owned organisation whose core business is the provision of quality programs to the community that promotes the best outcomes for children, families and early and middle childhood professionals.


Lady Gowrie Tasmania puts ‘Children First’. 

We provide high quality programs, advocacy and leadership for all children, their families and communities.


Lady Gowrie Tasmania has a rich heritage and strong values. While each program offers something different, they have all been established to achieve one thing – to give children the best start in life. 

The organisation has a simple philosophy – ‘Children First’. 

Lady Gowrie Tasmania is a community based not for profit organisation. Any surplus is reinvested to support the provision of the best standard of service delivery. 

Ultimately it is about a partnership, Lady Gowrie Tasmania works with families, early/middle childhood and allied professionals and the broader community to support the development and implementation of responsive and innovative programs that support children achieve optimal development and families to undertake their parenting role. 

Lady Gowrie Tasmania – ‘Children First’.

  • Families are supported; 
  • Children reach their full potential and are at the centre of all practice; 
  • Early years and middle childhood education and care services are valued and supported; 
  • Quality and experienced early and middle childhood educators are vital; 
  • Ongoing professional learning and development enhances practice; 
  • Quality matters; and 
  • The community benefits. 

Governance and Management

Lady Gowrie Tasmania is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. The Board is the legal entity and as such is responsible for the overall direction of the organisation. Board Members are selected for their skills, knowledge and experience. The Board of Directors are committed to good corporate governance and adhere to the legal, fiscal and mandatory duties of an incorporated association.

The Annual General Meeting of the Organisation is conducted in November each year to report the activities of the organisation and to distribute the audited financial reports. The current Board of Directors listing is displayed at all sites. The Senior Management Team, led by the Chief Executive

Officer, is responsible for the day to day operations of the organisation.