The Tasmanian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (TACC) has served the automotive industry in Tasmania since 1928.

There had always been a long standing and mutually supportive relationship between TACC and the Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC).

TACC successfully lobbied state government on behalf of members for many years, but times were changing and in 1999 TACC and VACC were amalgamated. This merger offered members a more diverse range of services, while still maintaining a Tasmanian perspective on local issues.

Today we are dedicated to the promotion, representation and preservation of member businesses to local, state and federal governments, as well as the media, consumers and the community.

TACC Rules and By-Laws

TACC Committee

Chair:  Michael Grubb, Specialist Auto Hobart
Vice-Chair:  Terry Bienefelt, Motors Derwent Park

Mark Cooper, Cooper Automotive Mornington
Larry Eaton, Motorworks Motorcycles
Stuart Guy, FT Guy Bodyworks Pty Ltd
Peter Killick, B Select Moonah
Roger White, Specialist Car Centre

TACC news

Lockdown in southern Tasmania

15 October 2021

Southern Tasmania will go into lockdown Friday 15 October from 6pm. The lockdown is set to last three days.

The lockdown is needed to identify if there are further cases of COVID-19 in the community.

Residents of Southern Tasmania local government areas must stay at home unless they are:

  1. Shopping for urgent household supplies within five kilometres of home, only one person from a household at any one time
  2. Attending medical or health care appointments, including COVID-19 testing or vaccinations.
  3. A permitted worker
  4. Going to school 
  5. Exercising once per day outdoors within five kilometres of home for up to two hours, alone or with your household or with one other person for safety reasons
  6. Caring for a vulnerable person or for other compassionate reasons
  7. In other permitted circumstances, such as in an emergency or to escape harm relating to family violence.

Based on the previously published Lockdown Plan, the following automotive businesses are classified as ‘essential’ in the event of a lockdown occurring in Tasmania:

  • Petrol stations and electric vehicle charging stations
  • Vehicle, bicycle, and mechanical repairs, however this does not include general servicing
  • Roadside assistance services
  • Ancillary services and supply chains to ensure the necessary production, supply, manufacture, repair, maintenance, cleaning, security, wholesale, distribution, transportation or sale of equipment, goods or services required for the operations of any of the permitted premises or services.

General retail will be unable to trade.

For member businesses requiring assistance over the weekend they are encouraged to contact the Tasmania Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 or for business-related assistance, they can contact business Tasmania on 1800 440 026, or email

For more information, refer to related TACC Bulletin.

TACC will continue to provide information to members when further detail becomes available.





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