New Tasmanian Government Radio Network tested by Tasmania Police at T20

Tasmania Police successfully tested a new encrypted radio system earlier this month, being granted an early access trial of the Tasmanian Government Radio Network at the recent T20 Cricket World Cup event in Hobart.

The network was first announced in 2020 and will bring eight Tasmanian public safety organisations, including Police, Fire Service, Ambulance and SES onto one secure, interoperable network.

The TasGRN is a collaborative project between the Tasmanian Government, Motorola Solutions, and Telstra to transition Tasmania’s emergency services, land managers and electricity operators to one unified, digital, secure, and interoperable radio network. 

Acting Deputy Commissioner Adrian Bodnar said the early access trial allowed police to test the TasGRN infrastructure and equipment in full operational response and will “significantly improve our voice communication and security.”

Tasmania Police is committed to delivering the highest quality of service to the Tasmanian community, and we look forward to transitioning on to the TasGRN late next year,” said Bodnar.

The TasGRN will strengthen our ability to keep Tasmanians safe because the world-class digitally encrypted radio communications network will significantly improve our voice communication and security.

It will also simplify and strengthen our ability to communicate with other emergency services and emergency management stakeholders.

Being able to conduct this early access trial in collaboration with Telstra and Motorola Solutions demonstrates how advanced the infrastructure and technology supporting the TasGRN project is, and the success shows how robust this network already is.”