Government and Community Programs

​​​​​Rural and regional communities have particular needs. The Department helps to support and empower regional Tasmania by recognising those needs, and through programs that build self-reliance and provide support to rural communities.

In this Topic

  • Safe Farming Tasmania
    The Safe Farming Tasmania program is about raising awareness of farm safety issues and providing farmers with the support they need to improve WHS on farm
  • AgriGrowth Concessional Loan Scheme
    Low interest loans ranging from $30,000 and up to a $1 million, out of a pool up to $10 million, are available to Tasmanian farm or agri-food businesses.
  • Australian Government Farm Finance Concessional Loan Scheme
    In Tasmania, the Concessional Loans Scheme assisted farm businesses experiencing debt servicing difficulties but considered potentially viable in the longer term. Applications for this scheme are now closed.
  • Managing Seasonal Conditions
    Links to tools and resources to help with managing seasonal conditions
  • King Island Target 120 program
    The objective of the Target 120 program is to assist King Island cattle producers transition their businesses from supplying a local abattoir to supplying processors remote from the Island. This page also includes a report for King Island stakeholders on the feasability of exporting wallaby meat to the Asian market.
  • Rural Business Tasmania
    A statewide, confidential and free service, providing information and support for the farming community.
  • Women and Rural Communities
    DPIPWE provides a Women in Rural Industries Program to ensure that rural women are connected and supported in their valuable work and their contribution to primary industries.
  • Agricareer
    Agribusiness case studies utilising YouTube to demonstrate career pathways in Tasmania within agricultural enterprises.
  • Resources for Farmers & Rural Communities
    A list of useful counselling services for farmers and rural communities.