The basic objects of ACST are to assist members in their tasks of providing care and services for frail, aged and disabled persons:
- Seeking to influence and develop philosophies, policies, services and programs for the care and well-being of frail, aged and disabled persons in Tasmania
- Promoting the work of and encouraging cooperation between members of the association and facilitating effective action on a state basis
- Providing a forum for exchange of information and ideas to assist ACST members in fulfilling their role
- Preparing and presenting on behalf of members, submissions to governments and other authorities as may be necessary to further the objects and work of the association.