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

  • Agricultural Development Fund
    The $3 million Agricultural Development Fund provides funding for projects that demonstrate strong support and active partnership from industry, a clear strategy to deliver on-farm impacts, and that contribute to sustainable growth and jobs in agriculture.
  • Carbon Farming Opportunities
    The Tasmanian Government is assisting Tasmanian primary producers to understand and access opportunities to engage in carbon farming .
  • Drought Assistance for Tasmania
    The Tasmanian and Australian governments have a range of measures in place to support drought-affected farmers.
  • Future Drought Fund
    The Tasmanian Government is coordinating the delivery of two Future Drought Fund programs in Tasmania: the Farm Business Resilience and the Regional Drought Resilience Planning programs.
  • Extension Accelerator
    Extension Accelerator is an exciting two-year pilot partnership program to fast-track the development of early career agricultural extension professionals.
  • Improving Energy Efficiencies On-farm
    Self-audit tools and Government grants to assist you in improving your energy efficiencies on-farm
  • Stock Underpass Program
    The Stock Underpass Program provides grants to farmers to establish an underpass to address the issue of crossing cattle across roads.
  • AgriGrowth Concessional Loan Scheme
    Low interest loans ranging from $100,000 and up to a $3 million are available to Tasmanian farm or agri-food businesses, to fund projects that otherwise could not be brought forward and/or financed under normal banking arrangements.
  • Business Development Grants and Loans
    Links to Business Tasmania (State Growth) and Business Enterprise Centres.
  • Farm Debt Mediation
    The Tasmanian Government has committed to introducing a legislated farm debt mediation scheme in Tasmania that will help farmers in financial stress deal with their creditors.
  • Australian Government Farm Finance Concessional Loan Scheme
    The Concessional Loan Schemes assist Tasmanian farm businesses experiencing debt servicing difficulties.
  • 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
  • Managing Seasonal Conditions
    Links to tools and resources to help with managing seasonal conditions
  • 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.
  • Resources for Farmers & Rural Communities
    A list of useful counselling services for farmers and rural communities.