Building Careers on the Cradle Coast

The Coasters is a group of like-minded aspirational young people who live and work on the Cradle Coast influencing the region’s future.

Through regular events – such as Friday morning coffees, Friday afternoon drinks, a Winter Symposium and other events – they share skills, knowledge and experiences to raise aspirations and improve access to career development and mentoring opportunities. Most ”Coasters” are between 18 and 35 years of ages, however there is no age limit; it’s for the young and young at heart.

The Coasters was established in 2017 to;

  • Reduce social isolation;
  • Increase the ability of career development in the region; and
  • Organise and facilitate mentoring opportunities.

The Coasters is managed by a group of passionate volunteers, hosted by the Cradle Coast Authority and supported by the University of Tasmania and CPA Australia.

Working Group vacancies

We currently have two working group positions vacant – please click here for more information and to apply.

Applications close 28 February 2021. Please contact us via email ( if you have any further questions or would like to have a chat to one of our current working group members about the vacancies.


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Sophie Wright
Social Media & Communications
Cradle Coast Authority Representative

Sophie works at Cradle Coast Authority as an Executive Assistant and while she loves globe trotting she is very proud to be living on the Cradle Coast. She has set herself a goal 30 countries before 30, she’s only got 3 more to go (and 8 years until she’s 30!)

Mason Wright
Sponsorship Coaster

Mason considers himself an ordinary Tasmanian whose experiences have shaped his perspective on life. He is currently a UNICEF Youth Ambassador and Chair of the Matilda Research Centre Premise Youth Advisory Board. He is excited to sought sponsorship opportunities in 2020 to ensure The Coasters are able to reach more fantastic young people.

Tahlia Sperling
Connect Coaster

Tahlia recently relocated to our beautiful island and works as an Audiologist at National Hearing Care in Burnie. She is excited to increase The Coasters presence in the community via her role of the Connect Coaster.

Olivia Lucas
Events Coaster

Olivia is a Burnie local and a member of the Country Women’s Associaton. She works at the Burnie City Council as a Project Officer.