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​Whale S​​tranding - Strahan

​Find the latest situation on the mass stranding pilot whales at Macquarie Harbour, on Tasmania's west coast. 

See Strahan Whale St​randing​.

​Tassie Harv​est Jobs​.Take Your Pick.

If you are looking for work on a Tasmanianfarm, or if you're an employer looking for farm workers, then check the ​​Tassie Harvest Jobs page for more information.​ Job seekers will find out what to expect, where to apply for jobs and about training opportunities. ​

Swift Parrot Management and Conservation​​​ 

The Public Authority Management Agreement between DPIPWE and Sustainable Timber Tasmania to seek to provide for the conservation, protection and management of listed taxa on Permanent Timber Production Zone land” can be found on the Sustainable Timber Tasmania Website​.

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. 

Detailed information about the border restrictions and quarantine requirements can be found at​ 


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. ​

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.


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