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
    The Concessional Loan Schemes assist Tasmanian farm businesses experiencing debt servicing difficulties.
  • 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 plus links to Agricultural career pathways and agricultural jobs in Tasmania
  • Resources for Farmers & Rural Communities
    A list of useful counselling services for farmers and rural communities.