Agriculture is a key pillar of the Tasmanian economy, generating around $1.4 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 detailed industry information, see the latest Tasmanian Agri-Food ScoreCard and the 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.]
→ Visit the Flood Information Page, or call (03) 6777 2233. (Flood Grant applications close on 31 March 2017)
→ Visit the Rural Financial Counselling Service - (call 1300 88 3276), or Rural Alive and Well - (call 1300 4357 6283)
→ See the current information for rivers and streams
→ Visit DPIPWE and DairyTas (see 'Tactics for Tight Times')
→ For Farm Concessional Loans, call 1800 440 026