The Van Diemen Project

The Van Diemen Project Pty Ltd began in September 2016 with three people who wanted to change up the way Tasmanian businesses were supported, to change the employment statistics of our region, and to make Tasmania known for its successful startup culture.

The Van Diemen Project provides services, programs and platforms to drive economic development, innovation and entrepreneurship. We do this through consultation, support and advice for self-employed, pre-entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs, business and stakeholders. We grow entrepreneurs’ confidence and equip Tasmanians with the tools to turn ideas into action. Our key aim is making Tasmania the place for people to start, grow and sustain successful businesses, driving greater economic development and employment.

We offer contemporary, practical business advice through one on one consultation, workshops and networking events. We deliver our service by providing access to generalist advisors, as well as by utilising our pool of 20+ subject matter experts, who have masters level qualifications or 20+ years’ experience. Our subject matter experts span numerous fields such as IP Law, architecture, hospitality, marketing, tech development and insurance and we see this as crucial to ensure we’re delivering valued and tailored advice to business owners.


In addition to our core team, we work with 20+ subject matter experts with masters level qualification and/or 20 years experience in their field. As a client of ours, you can be referred for appointments with those experts in IP Law, architecture, hospitality, marketing, tech development, export, cyber security, insurance and more – we see this function as crucial to ensure we’re delivering value and tailored advice to your business. We work with these experts to deliver outcomes for you, in your industry.


Our address is 53 Elizabeth Street, but our office is more than that. We operate from a shared space called the Van Diemen Project Business Hub (formerly operated across our city under the name of Cowork Launceston). Everyone is friendly, there’s a directory on the door from the street entrance along with alternative access down a laneway – and we’re often holding events and workshops in the event spaces too.

Through sharing our office with other businesses, many of the people we work alongside are those who are self-employed or working for different employers, typically so as to share equipment, ideas, and knowledge. Unlike a traditional office, The Van Diemen Project Business Hub consist of members who work for a range of different companies, ventures, and projects.

We pride ourselves on our thirst for collaboration between other businesses and services, because we believe that will help to create an ecosystem that encourages information sharing among diverse networks and business people. Working from a shared and collaborative space makes that a part of our daily life.

(And if you are interested, you can come and work from here too you know!)


Have questions, queries, comments? Want help solving a problem? The best way to get in touch with us is via this form. It goes to a shared inbox so you’ll have three people ready and raring to get back to you.

The information we collect on this form simply gives us the best idea of how we can help you and what information we need to get you there.

Of course, you can give us a call on 03 6349 1919, Monday to Friday 9 to 5.

The Van Diemen Project Business Hub

53 Elizabeth Street,

Launceston TAS 7250

(03) 6349 1919