Genetics (Statewide)

The Department will periodically contact patients waiting for an outpatient clinic appointment via SMS, with a link to an electronic form.  This is part of routine waitlist auditing to ensure patient details are up to date.  If you receive this SMS, please update your details.


There is no condition information for this clinic

Diagnosis, counselling and support of individuals with, or at risk of, hereditary disorders.


North South North West Statewide


  • Familial cancer syndromes (e.g. breast, bowel)
  • Babies with birth defects
  • Undiagnosed intellectual disability
  • Chromosome disorders
  • Familial neurological and muscle disorders
  • Skeletal and connective tissue disorders
  • Rare genetic syndromes
  • Metabolic disorders

And pregnancy-related issues including:

  • Carrier testing to clarify risk of genetic condition
  • Pre-natal diagnosis for a range of genetic conditions
  • Counselling regarding infertility and IVF
  • Counselling regarding screening tests before or during pregnancy
  • Counselling regarding birth defects detected during pregnancy

This clinic does not offer genetic testing for confirmation of paternity/relationship status, nor for confirmation of ethnicity/Aboriginality.

Referral process

A referral is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians. eReferral is now the preferred method of referral for this service and is available in all THS regions. Please refer via HealthLink SmartForm eReferral through your software system (either Best Practice, or Medical Director). For instructions, see Quick Guide: Creating an eReferral.

For referrals regarding familial cancer syndromes please include relevant histopathology reports.

Referrals should be mailed directly to the Tasmanian Clinical Genetics Service, GPO Box 1061 Hobart, or faxed directly to the Genetics Service on (03) 6173 0328

Clinic Appointments - Appointments are based on clinical priority:

Urgent / category 1

Pregnant women at risk of passing a hereditary condition onto their unborn baby.

We endeavour to see these patients within 48 hours.

Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Genetic Counsellor.

Semi-urgent / category 2

We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks.

Routine / category 3

Next available appointment.

Referral template

For use by health professionals only

Additional information

Tasmanian Clinical Genetics Service, including information for referring Doctors regarding breast cancer genetic testing

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.