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

  • Stock Underpass Program
    The Stock Underpass Program provides grants to farmers to establish an underpass to address the issue of crossing cattle across roads.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Farm Hygiene Program for Berry Growers
    $65 000 has been made available to Fruit Growers Tasmania to implement a Farm Hygiene Program for berry growers.