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
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Hunters and shooters, we want to know what you think!
The Commonwealth Department of Health has commissioned RMCG to undertake a study on the economic and social benefits of recreational hunting and shooting.
We want to know:
- the spending associated with recreational hunting and shooting
- the impact of recreational hunting and shooting on physical health
- social benefits of recreational hunting and shooting
We are surveying people all over Australia for the next few weeks. The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete.
To complete the survey click here.
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| Current Bushfires & Other Incidents (these alerts may be out of date, for the latest please check Fire Tasmania also see the complete list of alerts for Tasmania at TasAlert)|
Travellers Drive, Travellers Rest
Roaring Magg Hill, Harford
Bass Highway, Elizabeth Town
Long Plains Road, Bridgenorth
Brushy Lagoon, Frankford
Rapid River, West Coast
Wombat Peak, Southwest
Dolphin Ridge, Southwest
Wilmot Range, Southwest
Lake Pedder, Southwest
Moores Valley, Southwest
Jubilee Range, Southwest
Celtic Hill, Southwest
Mount Solitary, Southwest
Anne Gorge, Southwest
Lonnavale, Judbury, Glen Huon, Huonville, Franklin and surrounding areas
Castle Forbes Bay, Geeveston, Waterloo, Surges Bay, Glendevie and surrounding areas
Fowl Creek, West Coast
Great Pine Tier, Central Plateau
Gell River - Southwest
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Weather & Climate
Forecasts & Observations
No current warnings available
Hobart 17.0°C at 2:30 AM
|Tuesday Max |
Shower or two.
|Wednesday Min 15 Max 23|
| The Australian Lavender Growers Association Conference 2019|
Port Arthur 20/03/2019, 21/03/2019, 22/03/2019
| 2019 Tasmanian Dairy Conference and Awards dinner|
| Fruit Growers Tasmania - cherry season debrief 2019|
| Precision Ag Expo|
Quercus Rural Youth Park, Carrick 02/05/2019, 03/05/2019, 04/05/2019
| GRDC Mixed Farming Masterclass|
GRDC Southern Region 23/05/2019
| AusCider 2019|
Hobart 03/06/2019, 04/06/2019, 05/06/2019
| Fruit Growers Tasmania Winter Conference|
Hobart 06/06/2019, 07/06/2019
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