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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. 

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Climate outlooks - monthly and seasonal

For updates on rainfall click here.

For updates on temperature click here.   


For assistance with managing seasonal conditions

    For Tasmanian Bushfire 2019 Transport Subsidies - (call 03 6777 2233)

  →  For Farm Concessional Loans - (call 1800 440 026)  

  →  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


  Current Bushfires & Other Incidents (these alerts may be out of date, for the latest please check Fire Tasmania also see the complete list of alerts for Tasmania at TasAlert)
  • Cloudy Bay Road, SOUTH BRUNY
  • Belstead Street, ZEEHAN
  • Jeune Drive, ACTON PARK
  • Bass Highway, CHRISTMAS HILLS
  • Tods Corner Road, TODS CORNER
  • Reddell Road, Mount Lloyd
  • Interlaken Road, Oatlands
  • Southwest
  • Southwest
  • Lynch Hill, West Coast
  • Station Creek, Orford
  • Latrobe
  • Dolphin Sands Road, Dolphin Sands
  • , West Coast
  • Dolphin Ridge, Southwest
  • Moores Valley, Southwest
  • Western Hills
  • Jubilee Range, Southwest
  • Celtic Hill, Southwest
  • Anne Gorge, Southwest
  • Riveaux Road, Southwest
  • Lynch Hill
  • Fowl Creek, West Coast
  • Great Pine Tier, Central Plateau
  • Gell River - Southwest
  • Visit the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture website for updates on research, development, extension and education programs in Tasmanian agriculture.
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