Our services grew out of necessity and with a sense of urgency

St.Giles was established in response to the 1937 polio pandemic; a global health crisis which left hundreds of Tasmanian children disabled and cost many lives.

The community named us St.Giles after the patron saint of the disabled.  The citizens of Northern Tasmania raised 10,000 pounds in just six months and St.Giles was born.

Our modern head office sits on the original land at Amy Road in Launceston, although the original St.Giles home; a farmhouse and orchard, are long gone.

Today St.Giles are a dynamic statewide service, with centres in Hobart, Launceston, and Burnie. 

Each year our teams use their expertise and provide hope to thousands of children and adults.

Not all who use our services are disabled.

We have a national reputation for innovation and excellence in paediatric allied health services.

We’ve let our teams spread their wings and we have diversified.

We are recognised as leaders in early childhood behaviour intervention programs.

We are leaders in Autism services.

We offer some of the cleverest and smartest solutions in assistive technology and mobility engineering.

Our teams of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, clinical care and disability support workers are regarded as among the very best in their fields.


Get informed

Visit our STATEWIDE THERAPY SERVICES page to see what services, programs and support StGiles can offer. Remember, for more information and advice on how StGiles can support in your situation anytime, please…


Get organised

You may have a number of different appointments with doctors and specialists – so start a notebook of all conversations and appointments. Keep all documents together in a single folder – you will need to keep receipts, invoices, forms etc…


Review funding options

Every case is unique. StGiles can help you identify the services to meet your needs and the best funding option available for your situation.

Funding options include:

  • Medicare plans
  • Private health
  • NDIS
  • Self-funded: you can pay the full fee without any funding.

NDIS Support Coordination

If you are eligible for the NDIS, it may take several months for your funding and Plan to be approved. StGiles can assist you with NDIS plan co-ordination and management (including some or all of the funding including financial, legal and administrative requirements).


NDIS service provider

Once you have an approved NDIS Plan, it is up to you to choose a Disability Service Provider(s). StGiles offers an extensive range of services for both adults and children living with disability. Our services can be tailored to meeting individual needs, delivered individually or as a package, and can change as your needs evolve.


Start St Giles' service

At StGiles, we see the ability within. The best outcomes are achieved when we focus on your potential and your goals.

Start your journey with StGiles today..