This year marks the 50th anniversary of Multicap Tasmania. We invite you to celebrate with us.
Our story begins on the evening of the 17th of August 1971 where a number of people gathered for a Public Meeting at the Country Women’s Association offices in Burnie. They shared a concern about the lack of services for their children living with disability.
From that meeting a fundraising campaign commenced. The Miss Multicap Quest was a very big part of the 70s and funds raised led to the eventual purchase and development of our 26 Hectare site Panorama at 186 West Mooreville Road East Cam.
A little further on in history was the formation of Caring Parents in Launceston, with similar concerns for their children. These concerns lead to more fundraising and the eventual purchase and development of properties in the suburb of Summerhill. Multicap has operated those services since their establishment in the late 80s.
These events were the forerunner of the organisation we now know as Multicap Tasmania. Today we are a vibrant organisation with almost 400 staff, operating a broad range of disability services across much of Northern Tasmania. We celebrate the evolution of the sector over time and now the NDIS with better funding options available to support people living with a disability,
We have a long and proud history dating back to those events in 1971.
It is time to celebrate and a number of upcoming events that will form part of the celebration.
Friday August 6
10am-12pm + 2pm -4pm
Celebrate the opening of two beautiful new homes built in Dowling Street, Launceston. These Specialist Disability Accommodation properties have been designed by 6ty Architecture Surveying Engineering to meet the needs of individuals with mobility issues without compromising on design.
RSVP – Bridget Barratt
Tuesday 17 August
An all inclusive celebration. Join the celebration via an online teams meeting. Enjoy birthday cake while hearing from people involved with our organisation’s past and present.
RSVP to Nina Edwards
Join the Community Hub celebrations. Peruse our current programs and offerings, and enjoy drinks and nibbles with our friendly staff who are on hand to answer your questions.
Wynyard 19 Aug
Devonport 26 Aug
Panorama 27 Aug
Miranbeena 2 + 3 Sep
Launceston 10 Sep
paranaple convention centre
Celebrate in style. Enjoy an evening of fine food, delicious drinks and entertainment. Dress in your best gold outfit and dance the night away.
Tickets on sale September. Follow our Facebook page for release details.