Speech Pathology

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.


North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up


All referrals should comply with the Referral Standard guidelines and include in particular:

  • History of condition including diagnosis
  • Past treatments and response


  • ENT consult required for patients presenting with voice disorder
  • Paediatric workup required for children presenting with complex feeding issues

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Speech Pathology clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.


Known or suspected dysphagia with aspiration pneumonia and/or weight loss

Urgent / category 1

Communication impairment affecting social participation/work/relationships

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.

Other publicly funded speech pathology services for adults include Community Rehabilitation Unit or Disability Services.

Other publicly funded speech pathology services are available through St Giles for children (see their criteria) and through the Department of Education for children attending State schools.