Fruit Fly Grower Transitional Assistance Package

​​​​The Fruit Fly Grower Transitional Assistance Package is available to commercial growers from 1 October 2018.

The Fruit Fly Grower Transitional Assistance Package provides targeted support to commercial growers impacted by the Fruit Fly detection in Tasmania in early 2018. 

It offers grant funding under the Grower Transitional Assistance Program (GTAP) and a Fruit Fly Concessional Loan Scheme.

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. 

Grower Transitional Assistance Program​

The Grower Transitional Assistance Program opens on 1 October 2018 and closes on 10 January 2019.  

Applicants may make more than one claim, however final claims MUST be submitted by 5pm on 10 January 2019.   No claims will be accepted after this date.

Information for a​​pplicants​​

The Grower Transitional Assistance Program is for primary producers (growers) who have suffered direct impacts as a result of the fruit fly detection in 2018, and were operating in the established Control Areas at the time of the detection, as outlined in maps found on the Department’s website visit: ​

Information about the Grower Transitional Assistance Program, including an application form, is available below.

  Grower Transitional Assistance Program Application Form   (264Kb)

Please Note: Final applications under the previous Grower Assistance Program and/or the Post Farm Gate Assistance Program must have been submitted by 5pm Friday, 28 September 2018.

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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