Agriculture is a key pillar of the Tasmanian economy, generating around $1.4 billion dollars at the farm gate. Combined with dependent downstream processing, rural industries provide a third of Gross State Product, a third of total employment and a quarter of all overseas exports. For more detailed industry information, see the latest Tasmanian Food and Beverage Industry ScoreCard and the regional profile for Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Government has extended the moratorium on the commercial production of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) until November 2019. Hormones and antibiotics are not used to promote growth in livestock.
→ Visit the DPIPWE Flood Information Page or call (03) 6777 2233
→ Contact the Rural Financial Counselling Service on 1300 88 3276, or Rural Alive and Well on 1300 4357 6283
→ View current flood takes for rivers and streams
→ Visit the DPIPWE, DairyTas, TasFodder and MLA pages
→ For Farm Concessional Loans, ring 1800 440 026
→ Rural Relief Fund applications and cash donations