Agriculture is a key pillar of the Tasmanian economy, generating around $1.48 billion dollars at the farm gate. Combined with 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 Agri-Food ScoreCard and the ABARES regional profile.
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 in the State.
National and International Events
♦ Tasmania is hosting the National Association of Agricultural Educators Conference in Launceston, from 7 to 11 January 2018.
♦ The 22nd Congress of the International Farm Management Association will be held in Tasmania in March 2019.
→ Visit the DPIPWE 'Tips and Strategies' page
→ Contact Rural Business Tasmania - (call 1300 883 276)
→ Contact Rural Alive and Well - (call 1300 4357 6283)
→ See the current information for rivers and streams
→ For Farm Concessional Loans - (call 1800 440 026)