Tasmania Online FarmPoint Tasmania
 
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  Current Bushfires & Other Incidents (these alerts may be out of date, for the latest please check Fire Tasmania also see the complete list of alerts for Tasmania at TasAlert)
  • Penstock Lagoon
  • Miena
  • Shannon
  • Liawenee
  • Barren Tier
  • Tods Corner
  • Tahune Airwalk
  • Geeveston and surrounding areas
  • Morass Bay
  • Flintstone
  • Wilburville
  • Waddamana
  • Maydena, Tyenna, Mount Field and National Park
  • SOUTHWEST
  • Russells Plains Road, ROCHERLEA
  • Hewardia Ridge, Southwest
  • Upper Derwent Valley and Midlands areas
  • Greater Hobart
  • Conical Rocks Point, West Coast
  • Midland Highway, Ross
  • Huon Valley including Geeveston, Huonville, Judbury & Surrounds
  • Murchison River, Lake St Clair
  • Gallagher Plateau, Southwest
  • Huon River West, Southwest
  • Olga River, Southwest
  • Nevada Peak, Southwest
  • Mount Eleanor, Southwest
  • Dolphin Ridge, Southwest
  • Devils Backbone, 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
  • 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
  • Hummocky Hills, Cressy
  • Allisons Road, Bothwell
  • Conleys Point, South Bruny
  • Visit the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture website for updates on research, development, extension and education programs in Tasmanian agriculture.
      News Feed from ABC Rural News (See all news feeds )
      Search on FarmPoint
      Advanced Search
      Weather


      Weather & Climate
      Town/City Forecasts
      Current Observations
      Forecasts & Observations
      Weather Warnings
      Weather Maps

      Hobart 13.2°C at 3 AM

      Wednesday Max 
      Mostly clear.
      Thursday Min 12 Max 27
      Smoke haze.
      Current Events                       More Events...
      Australian Grassland Association Inc.   2019 Symposium - Soil constraints on pasture productivity Australian Grassland Association Inc. 2019 Symposium - Soil constraints on pasture productivity
      Launceston  12/02/2019, 13/02/2019, 14/02/2019
      Agri Futures - evoke AG - Food Farm Future Agri Futures - evoke AG - Food Farm Future
      Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne, Australia  19/02/2019
      DairyTas Nutrition Fundamental Workshop DairyTas Nutrition Fundamental Workshop
      Scottsdale  19/02/2019, 20/02/2019
      Protected Cropping Australia Regional Greenhouse Tour of Tasmania Protected Cropping Australia Regional Greenhouse Tour of Tasmania
      Launceston  21/02/2019, 22/02/2019
      International Farm Management Congress International Farm Management Congress
      Launceston  03/03/2019, 04/03/2019, 05/03/2019, 06/03/2019, 07/03/2019
      King Island show King Island show
        05/03/2019
      ABARES Outlook 2019 ABARES Outlook 2019
      Canberra  05/03/2019, 06/03/2019
      The Australian Lavender Growers Association Conference 2019 The Australian Lavender Growers Association Conference 2019
      Port Arthur  20/03/2019, 21/03/2019, 22/03/2019
      User Poll
      How often do you visit FarmPoint?

      Previous Poll Results
      Google
      The Web FarmPoint