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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. 

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  Current Bushfires & Other Incidents (these alerts may be out of date, for the latest please check Fire Tasmania also see the complete list of alerts for Tasmania at TasAlert)
  • Mount Chappell Island, Loccota
  • Hardings Road, Campania
  • Panatana Drive, PORT SORELL
  • Macquarie Heads Road, Strahan
  • Vermont Road, MOWBRAY
  • Old Waterhouse Road, North Scottsdale
  • Hall Road, FENTONBURY
  • Chain of Lagoons
  • Berriedale
  • Aitkins Road, George Town
  • George Town
  • Old Waterhouse Road, Waterhouse
  • Squeaking Point
  • Motor Road, Deviot
  • Claude Road, Gowrie Park
  • Gravelly Ridge, Campania
  • Goshen
  • Nelson Road, MOUNT NELSON
  • Bluemans Creek, Swansea
  • Arthur River
  • Visit the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture website for updates on research, development, extension and education programs in Tasmanian agriculture.
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