Tasmanian agricultural businesses can source seasonal workers from some areas interstate.
This process depends on whether the workers have spent time in a low, medium or high-risk area before arriving. Visit
Coming to Tasmania
for the current list of low, medium and high-risk areas.
Seasonal workers from low-risk areas
Workers who have only spent time in a low-risk area in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania can register to travel through the new
Tas e-Travel system
, and will not be required to quarantine when they arrive.
Employers can complete this registration on behalf of the workers they are recruiting by filling in a
Tas e-Travel bulk upload form:
Tas e-Travel bulk upload template
Email the completed form and nominate a contact person from the travel party (including their email and phone number) to SeasonalAgriculturalWorkers@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Seasonal workers from medium-risk areas
For workers who have spent time in a medium-risk area in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania, employers will need to apply under the current G2G seasonal worker exemption process.
Please fill in the
G2G Pass Bulk Upload Form:
G2G Bulk Upload Form
An employer application check list has been developed to help ensure all information and supporting documents required are included for applications to be processed without delay.
Seasonal Agricultural Workers - Employer Application Checklist
Email the completed form and information to SeasonalAgriculturalWorkers@dpipwe.tas.gov.au. For more information about this, please contact the FarmPoint Hotline on 1300 292 292.
Seasonal workers from high-risk areas
Workers who have spent time in a high-risk area in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania will need to seek approval to enter the state before they arrive. The best way of doing this is to apply online for an individual G2G PASS.
If approved they will be required to quarantine in a government-designated accommodation facility for 14 days.
For more information please visit the
International seasonal workers
Tasmanian agricultural businesses who are Approved Employers under the Australian Government’s
Pacific Labour Scheme
Seasonal Worker Programme
(SWP) can request permission from the Australian Government to source experienced seasonal workers from overseas locations to supplement the local workforce in critical harvest roles.
If approved by the Australian Government, approval from Tasmania's Deputy State Controller is also required. These recruited workers may arrive in Australia from overseas and transit directly via an interstate airport to Hobart to complete 14 days in government-designated accommodation.
If you are not an Approved Employer, consider approaching a labour hire company which has been approved.
International Seasonal Workers - Eligibility Factsheet
The number of workers able to enter will be subject to Tasmania's government quarantine capacity.
International Seasonal Workers - Employer Application Checklist
For more information and to make an application, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the FarmPoint Hotline on 1300 292 292.
International seasonal workers - Quarantine fee reimbursement
Department of Communities Tasmania (DoC) will issue reimbursement invoices to each seasonal worker’s Approved Employer as specified through the International Seasonal Workers application process (see above). Approved Employers are eligible to seek a reimbursement from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) for any payments made to DoC under this arrangement.
For the Approved Employer seeking reimbursement, the following process applies:
- send a correctly rendered tax invoice to
Financial@dpipwe.tas.gov.au with Seasonal Worker Reimbursement clearly identified in the header. Each invoice may relate to one or more seasonal worker’s quarantine costs
each invoice must have nil GST (quarantine fees are exempt from GST)
the name of each seasonal worker, or each DoC invoice number, for which a reimbursement is being sought must be clearly identified on the invoice
additional information to support the claim may also be provided (optional).
DPIPWE will promptly assess and process payments for each invoice received which complies with the above requirements.
Through the process there may be a need to clarify or request further supporting documentation. DPIPWE can only process a reimbursement if the Approved Employer has made the corresponding payment to DoC.