Applying for the Tasmanian Leaders Program is simple. Just follow these straightforward steps.

Create an account

All applications are made using our on-line application form. To access this form first create an account at the Tasmanian Leaders Portal. This is easy. It takes less than two minutes.

Once you have created your account you can download a Tasmanian Leaders Program Information Pack, view a sample application form and register for one of our Information Sessions.

Get ready

Before starting your application form, we recommend you read the Tasmanian Leaders Program Information Pack. This provides lots of details about what to expect.

It is worth talking with one or more Program graduates to get their views.

You can also attend one of our Information Sessions in August. This is not compulsory, but they do help you find out more and get your questions answered.

Complete your application form

To complete the application form simply login to your account using your self-selected username and password and type your responses directly into the spaces provided.

You can return to your saved work at any point. Complete all sections in full. Don’t be modest, though make sure your answers are to the point.

Submit your application form

Submitting your application form involves two steps:

STEP 1: Submit your final application online by noon on 1 October 2020. We will acknowledge receipt of your application by email.

STEP 2: Once you have submitted your application, you will be prompted to print and sign a hard copy and post to the following address (must have a post stamp of no later than 2 October 2020).

Tasmanian Leaders Program (Application)

PO Box 1186

Launceston TAS 7250

Short-listing & Interviews

The Tasmanian Leaders Program selection panel reviews all applications and prepares a shortlist for interview.

Shortlisted applicants should prepare for a virtual interview between 20-30 October.


We aim to let applicants know by early December whether they have been successful.


Every year many highly qualified applicants are chosen for the Tasmanian Leaders Program. This is because we need to select a diverse group and because of strict limits on the number of participants.

If you are not successful, we do encourage you to reapply in subsequent years.

Frequently asked questions on applications

What can I do if I am having IT difficulties in accessing or completing the online application form?

Please contact us.

What is the Tasmanian Leaders Privacy Policy?

You can view our privacy policy here.

When do I have to submit the hard copy?

Hard copy applications must be postmarked 1 October or earlier.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

See the information on the Scholarships page.