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COVID-19 Important Information for Travellers

The Tasmanian Government has declared a State of Emergency and tough border restrictions are in place for travellers returning or visiting Tasmania after midnight on 20 March. 

All non-essential travellers arriving in Tasmania will be required to quarantine for 14 days. 

Detailed information about the restrictions can be found on the COVID Important Information for Travellers page. ​


COVID-19 Response at DPIPWE ​

DPIPWE is making changes to its operations in response to COVID-19. Our COV​ID-19 Response at DPIPWE page​ is to keep communities, stakeholders, volunteers and the public updated about DPIPWE​ closures and cancellations, and the supportive measures being implemented by the Agency.


Draft TWWHA Tourism Master Plan

Feedback is being sought​ on the draft Tasmanian Wildness World Heritage Area  (TWWHA) Tourism Master Plan. ​Comments close on 25 June 2020.

The final document will be released later this year.


Extension Accelerator Program

The Extension Accelerator Program is for employers of graduates working in extension in the agrifood sector. It is a partnership between Government, industry and the Tasmanian Institute of Agricutlure that provides the opportunity to:
  • fast track development of young, agricultural extension professionals
  • add value to your business
  • develop your reputation as an employer of choice

Applications close on Wednesday 4 March 2020​

Com​​​petitiveness of Tasmanian Agriculture

The Competitiveness of Tasmanian Agriculture for 2050 Discussion Paper  considers the ongoing competitiveness of our state’s land-based agricultural sector and how all parties seize opportunities and tackle complex problems to meet our 2050 AgriVision target. ​

Public submissions on the discussion paper are open until Monday 24 February.​

Tasmanian Salmon Farming Data

The Tasmanian Government plays a regulatory role in supporting the Tasmanian Salmon Industry. As part of that job DPIPWE collects data from the main finfish producers Tassal, Huon, and Petuna. That data is made avai​lable on the new Tasmanian Salmon Farming Data site.


Amendments to Dog Control Act 2000

​​Penalties have been increased for dog owners ​with dogs who attack little penguins. ​The increase has been made through amendments to the Dog Control Act 2000. ​

​​The Dog Control Act ​​now includes additional penalties for dog attacks on 'sensitive wildlife' in 'sensitive areas'. ​​


​Revi​ew of Queensland Fruit Fly Response

The independent review by Mike Blake into the Queensland fruit fly incursion in Tasmania is now complete. The Tasmanian Government and industry biosecurity response to the incursion was the largest of its kind in Tasmania's history. 

The full report and the Government response to the Review are now available.


Import Risk​ Analysis - Pigeons

Public comments are invited by 3 January on proposed changes in conditions for the importing of pigeons and fertile pigeon eggs.

The IRA proposes that the importation into Tasmania of pigeons and their fertile eggs be amended to reflect the same requirements that have been adopted for poultry and cage birds​.​


​Proposed Amendments to the Scallop Management Plan

Public comments are invited by 31 January on proposed changes to the current Scallop Fishery Management Plan.  

The changes are outlined in an information paper, and comments can be submitted online.

​Extension Accelerator

Extension Accelerator is a partnership program to fast-track the development of early career agricultural extension professionals.

Find out how you can be involved.​


​​​​Recreational Sea Fishing Guide 2019-20 available​

​A guide to Tasmania's recreational fishing rules is now available.

The rules outlined in the Recreational Sea Fishing Guide 2019-20 come into effect from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2020. 

The guide is also available on the Tas Fish Guide app. 

Report Rubbish to keep Tasmania Beautiful

A new online web application called Report Rubbish​ makes it easy to report litter and dumping via smartphone, tablet or computer.

Drought Assistance for 2019

The Tasmanian Government has announced drought measures to support Tasmanian agriculture.

GMO Moratorium Report Released

​The 2018 review of Tasmania's genetically modified organisms moratorium has concluded and the final report​ is now available.

The Government has decided that the moratorium on the commercial release of GMOs into the Tasmanian environment will be extended until 2029.


Agric​ultural RD&E Strategy​​​

​The ​Agricultural Research Development and Extension Principles and Investment Strategy provides the principles and strategy to guide the Tasmanian Government’s investment in research, development and extension (RD&E). Within this strategy an Agricultural Innovation Fund has been established to address emerging opportunities and issues that will directly impact Tasmanian agriculture.​


Brushtail Possums

The Department is responding to a recent series of reported brushtail possum deaths in the Greater Hobart region. Keep up to date on information about brushtail possums presenting with neurological symptoms.


​The new FarmPoint helpline 1300 292 292 provides direct access to
information and services for Tasmania's primary producers. Two Liaison
Officers have been appointed as part of the service. Visit the updated FarmPoint website for more details.

Valuation Adjustment Factors

The Valuer-General has determined the land valuation adjustment factors for the 2019-20 rating year.




Salmon industry growth plan​​

​The One Year Review of the sustainable industry growth plan for the salmon industry has now been released.

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