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Community & Health

Rural and regional communities have particular needs. There are a range of programs available to provide support and build self-reliance in these communities.

Includes links to the Counselling and Health sections of the FarmPoint website.

Community Groups and Information

Links to community groups and information on their resources and programs.

Counselling Services

Information on state and national counselling services available to Tasmanian farmers.

Employment and Recruitment

Provides information on apprenticeships and trainees, recruiting farm staff and employment opportunities in the agricultural sector. Includes obligations under federal and state laws, industrial awards and agreements, tribunal decisions and contracts of employment.

Farmer Groups and Production Programs

There are a number of grower-focussed and groups in many Tasmanian farming communities across a range of commodities.

Health Services

Health information, services and groups for rural Tasmania.


Provides links to various organisations providing scholarships and programs related to agriculture.

Women in Agriculture

Provides links to information, support and communication networks for rural women, especially those interested or involved in primary industries.

Youth Community Services

Community services specifically aimed at assisting young people and children.

Field Days - visit the Calendar of Events

For information on field days visit the Calendar of Events.

Securely Fenced House Yards - Safe Play Areas on Farms TV Campaign

The Securely Fenced House Yards - Safe Play Areas on Farms TV Campaign is being conducted by the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety (ACAHS, University of Sydney) and is funded by the Australian Government.
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Australian Government Online Directory

Provides a comprehensive directory of Australian Government Departments, Agencies and parlimentary representatives.

Australian Red Cross

The Australian Red Cross deals with emergencies both within Australia and overseas.

Bushfire safety advice

Provides useful information and advice on what to do when a bushfire threatens and preparing yourself & property for bushfire.

Centrelink assistance for rural and remote Australians

Centrelink has assistance programs for drought, farm help, accommodation and other areas.

Commonwealth Ombudsman

The Commonwealth Ombudsman deals with complaints about Commonwealth Government departments and agencies.

Dial Before you Dig

A free referral service for information on underground pipes and cables anywhere in Australia.

Farming Families Australia 2006 (ABS)

Find 2006 agricultural census data and conclusions on Australian farming families.

MensLine Australia

Mens Line Australia is a dedicated service for men with relationship and family concerns.

Mental Health Council of Tasmania

The Mental Health Council of Tasmania provides a public voice for people affected by mental illness and the organisations in the community sector that work with them. The Mental Health Council of Tasmania advocate for effective public policy on mental health for the benefit of the Tasmanian community as a whole.

Mental Health Services (DHHS)

Tasmania's Mental Health Services provide a range of community and in-patient services for individuals with a mental illness and their families.

National Broadband Network

The roll out of the National Broadband Network across Australia.

Ombudsman Tasmania

Contact this office for complaints about Tasmanian state or local government administration.

Service Tasmania

Service Tasmania provides a one stop access to Government transactions, services and information.

St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance Australia is a self-funding charitable organisation active in all States and Territories, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.

State Emergency Service Tasmania

The SES provides a volunteer response capability for severe storms and floods, road crash rescue, search and rescue/recovery and a range of other general rescue and community support roles.

State Library of Tasmania

State Library of Tasmania website with links to the online library catalogue, reference and research services.

Tasmania Online

Provides aasy access to all Tasmanian Government services including tenders, jobs, goverment organisanisations and the government directory.

Tasmania Police

The Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management provides policing and emergency management services to the Tasmanian community. The Department includes Tasmania Police, State Emergency Service (SES), Forensic Science Service Tasmania (FSST) and the Tasmania Fire Service (TFS).

Tasmanian Online Access Centres

Provides a list of all online access centres, their hours of operation and contact details.