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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. 

Climate outlooks - monthly and seasonal

For updates on rainfall click here.

For updates on temperature click here.   

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  Current Bushfires & Other Incidents (these alerts may be out of date, for the latest please check Fire Tasmania also see the complete list of alerts for Tasmania at TasAlert)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
  • Western Hills
  • 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
  • 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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