Industry-Specific Resources

Please note that most organisations are regularly updating their resources, so if you are relying on any particular advice or information, it is important to check that you are referring to the current version.  ​​

​​​​​​​​​Peak Farmer Organi​sations

​Includes regular updates and the NFF COVID-19: Workplace Guide​, which has practical information for all agricultural businesses on managi​ng through the pandemic. 

​​Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA)​​
Links to a​ range of information and resources relevant to Tasmanian agriculture.​​

Livestock Industry Information and Resources

Dairy Australia
Single point of reference for dairy farm businesses and the broader supply chain, produced in partnership with Australian Dairy Farmers and the Australian Dairy Products Federation.
 
​Tasmanian Dairy Industry Authority (TDIA) ​
Concise information on dairy food safety obligations and procedures.

​Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)​
Information, resources and links for stakeholders in the red meat and livestock industry.

​Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC)
Information and resources for meat processors.

​Red Meat Advisory Council (RMAC)​
Industry information and resources including regular industry updates and the Key Resources for Australian Red Meat and Livestock Businesses guide.

​Cattle Council of Australia​
Links to a range of information and resources relevant to the cattle industry. 
Information on attendance restrictions applicable at all Australian saleyards.​

Australi​an Pork Limited
Industry-specific information, including COVID-19 articles and resources.
Australian Egg Corporation Limited (Australian Eggs)​
Industry-specific information, including COVID-19 Guidelines for egg producers.

​Australian Wool Innovation Limited​
Information for woolgrowers.

​Wool Producers Australia​
Representing The Australian Wool Industry; includes Shearing Operations Protocols.

​Sheep Producers Australia​
Links and resources for the sheep industry.
Diverse information and links relevant to the impact of COVID-19 on Australian animal industries.

Australian Veterinary Association (AVA)​
​Information relating to veterinary services.​
 

​Plant Industry Information and Resour​​​ces

​Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)​
Comprehensive information and resources relevant to horticulture, including links to sector-specific information.

​AUSVEG​ - Links to relevant Coronavirus resources
Regularly updated COVID-19 information and resource page.

​Berries Australia ​
Comprehensive general and sector-specific information and resources for berry producers.

​Australian Grape and Wine Inc​
Includes industry-specific Practical Advice for Vineyards and Wineries.

​Wine Australia​
Information and links to Australian Grape and Wine Inc resources and government information.

​Grain Growers Ltd (GrainGrowers) ​
Detailed guide to assist grain producers.
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Food Processing and Fres​​h Produce

​Biosecurity Tasmania Primary Produce Safety Program - COVID-19 

  • Advice for Primary Producers and Processors Information Sheet
  • FAQs and information on BT’s business continuity and compliance activities.​
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)​
Authoritative information on COVID-19 and food safety.

​Safe Food Production Queensland (Safe Food) ​
Regularly updated Guideline and Checklist for agricultural, horticultural, and meat and livestock processing businesses.

Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand (PMA A-NZ)​
Fresh produce industry updates, information and resources, including workplace guidelines and checklist.

​Freshcare fresh produce assurance program ​
Industry advice on fresh produce food safety and maintaining certification, including an Incident Management Fact Sheet.

​ARC Training Centre for Food Safety in the Fresh Produce Industry
Key points on fresh produce safety and COVID-19 how to manage positive workers in processing facilities.​
 

Transport, F​​​​reight and International Trade

FarmHub​
Regularly updated information on border restrictions in each jurisdiction.
​Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment​
Information on exporting and importing, food security, etc.

​Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics​
Analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on Australian food security, including global supply chains for agricultural inputs and access to labour.

​Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)​
Information on support available for businesse​s impacted by Coronavirus, plus detailed market and industry insights and webinars.

​Agility Global Shipping
​Regularly updated information on global air, ocean and road freight.​
 

Guidance for Australian ​​Businesses​​

Australian Government​ – Coronavirus information and support for business

Authoritative information on financial assistance, eligibility and timing of Australian government support for Australian businesses.

​Business Tasmania​ - COVID-19: Information for businesses

​Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry ​
Comprehensive information and guidance for Australian businesses, including several business, finance and regulatory support guides.

​Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI)
Range of inform​ation, resources and links relevant to Tasmanian businesses. 

​Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO)

​Employment and Workpl​​ace Relations

​Fair Work Ombudsman 
Australian Chamber of Commerce ​
Addresses the key safety and employment issues for employers.

​Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Harvest Labour Services and the National Harvest Labour Information Service:
Connects workers with employers in harvesting areas across Australia.

​Tasmanian Government
Tasmanian Government assistance available to a range of Tasmania's temporary visa holders.

​​Skills Tasmania 
Information on Skills Tasmania’s Rapid Response Skills Initiative (RRSI) for retrenched workers and businesses looking for workers.

​Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA)​
Specialist employment advice and industrial relations resources.  Available to TFGA members.

​​Primary Employers Tasmania
Information and resources on primary industries employment issues, including ​workplace protocols.

Other States and Te​​rritories​

​​Agriculture Victoria

​Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA)​ 
Workplace safety and hygiene for COVID-19

WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development​
COVID-19 and your business

​NSW Department of Primary Industries​
​COVID-19: Resources and information

​Business Queensland​ - Coronavirus (COVID‑19)​

Contact

FarmPoint
PO Box 46
Kings Meadows TAS 7249
Phone: 1300 292 292
Fax: (03) 6777 5100
Email: farmpoint@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Website: http://farmpoint.tas.gov.au