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Rural Industries in the Economy of Tasmania

Agriculture is a key pillar of the Tasmanian economy, generating around $1.5 billion dollars at the farm gate.  When 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 Tasmanian 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. 

Climate outlooks - monthly and seasonal

For updates on rainfall click here.

For updates on temperature click here.   

National and International Events  

The 22nd Congress of the International Farm Management Association will be held in Tasmania in March 2019.


For assistance with managing seasonal conditions

    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)


  Current Bushfires & Other Incidents (these alerts may be out of date, for the latest please check Fire Tasmania also see the complete list of alerts for Tasmania at TasAlert)
  • Miena, Central Plateau
  • Tahune and Surrounds
  • Lake Fergus, Little Pine River, Little Pine Lagoon, O'Dells Lake, Lake Flora, Double Lagoon, First Lagoon and Lake Kay
  • Maydena, Tyenna, Mount Field and National Park
  • Esplanade, STRAHAN
  • Tonganah Road, TONGANAH
  • Dead Horse Link, Oldina
  • Cloudy Bay Road, SOUTH BRUNY
  • Murchison River, Lake St Clair
  • Gallagher Plateau, Southwest
  • Huon River West, Southwest
  • Olga River, Southwest
  • Swan Basin Plantation, Strahan
  • Nevada Peak, Southwest
  • West Portal, Southwest
  • Mount Eleanor, Southwest
  • Dolphin Ridge, Southwest
  • Arve Road, Geeveston
  • Mount Jean, Southwest
  • Spero River
  • Wilmot Range, Southwest
  • Lake Pedder, Southwest
  • Davey River, Southwest
  • Moores Valley, Southwest
  • Western Hills, West Coast
  • Jubilee Range, Southwest
  • Celtic Hill, Southwest
  • Huon Inlet, Southwest
  • Mount Solitary, Southwest
  • Anne Gorge, Southwest
  • Anne River, Southwest
  • Seven Mile Creek, Southwest
  • Alexanders Spur, Southwest
  • Clearwater Creek, Southwest
  • Huon Track, Southwest
  • Billy Creek, Geeveston
  • Smooth Island, Murdunna
  • Castle Cary, Avoca
  • Tom Thumb in the Wellington Park
  • Frankland Range, Southwest
  • Judds Creek, Judbury
  • Cygnet Coast Road, Wattle Grove
  • Hastings Caves State Reserve, Hastings
  • Precipitous Bluff, Southwest
  • Conways Road, Geeveston
  • Maria Island
  • Lynch Hill, West Coast
  • Fowl Creek, West Coast
  • Liawenee and surrounding areas
  • Central Plateau to Launceston and North of the State
  • Hummocky Hills, Cressy
  • Visit the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture website for updates on research, development, extension and education programs in Tasmanian agriculture.
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