Fruit Fly Grower Transitional Assistance Package

​​​​​The Fruit Fly Grower Transitional Assistance Package provides targeted support to commercial growers impacted by the fruit fly detection in Tasmania in early 2018. The package included grant funding under the Grower Transitional Assistance Program (GTAP) and a Fruit Fly Concessional Loan Scheme.

Please ​note: the Grower Transitional Assistance Program has now closed.

The Fruit Fly Concessional Loan Scheme remains open, details below.

Fruit Fly Concessional Loan Scheme​

The Fruit Fly Concessional Loan Scheme is being delivered by the Department of State Growth.  It provides support to affected businesses for:
  • Operating costs necessary to restart, continue and redevelop operations whilst recovery occurs, and
  • Provision of short term working capital for the immediate season.
For more information contact Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026 or go to the State Growth website.

Commercial growers may be considered for additional support subject to a meeting with the Department of State Growth’s Senior Manager Rural Finance to consider the specific circumstances and financial situation. 

Contact Shane Hawkes, Senior Manager Rural Finance on 6165 5249. 

Further​​ Support Services

Counselling services and support are available for farmers and rural communities. 

See: Counselling Services and Support for Farmers and Rural Communities​​

See the latest fruit fly response information



AgriGrowth Tasmania
Phone: 03 6165 3225

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