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Our team of rural financial counsellors can assist you and your family with a range of confidential and independent services either on your property or in one of our offices.

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Rural Relief Fund of Tasmania: in the past has provided benevolent grants to farmers affected by bushfire, long term financial hardship and personal tragedy.

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settings Rural Business Programs

Enabling clients to focus on the day-to-day running of their rural or regional agricultural business Rural Business Tasmania offer a suite of Financial, Business and Administration management support services.

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"Our Counsellor's professionalism, support and advice helped us to overcome many financial and emotional issues during the drought.  were able to maintain our flock of breeding ewes during the drought and thus didn't have to purchase stock post drought."


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DPIPWE have extended the exclusion zone following the detection of adult fruit fly in a backyard orchard in George Town.   Because of the detection, the Control Area in the north of the State is now increased from the current area to include the northern coastal area to Beechford and Lefroy, Rowella, Sidmouth and south to Kimberley. Report any suspected signs of fruit fly by calling 03 61653774.  More details can be found on the DPIPWE website at  

Minister for Agriculture & Water Resources, David Littleproud announced (3/8/18) that the Australian Government had earmarked funds to support fruit fly management in Tasmania.  A grant of $100,000 will be provided to Fruit Growers Tasmania to identify, respond to and manage future biosecurity incidents.  


Macquarie Franklin are holding a workshop-Profitable Integration of Cropping and Livestock in Southern Australia in April

The top 20% of mixed farming producers in southern Australia are retaining almost 30% of turnover as net profit, while the remaining 80% of producers are retaining less than 10%.

Find out more at half day free workshops here or phone 03 6427 5300 to register


Our Rural Success Program starts in 2018

Invest in your Business Success by:

- Building confidence in negotiation

- Strengthening your business acumen

- Increasing your management literacy

- obtain coaching support to greater productivity

To find out more email:- or call 1300 88 3276



Rural Relief Fund is calling for donations to support our Victorian counterpart RFCS Wimmera South West as they support their farming community devastated by bushfires around Terang and Cobden. Media release attached here

Rural Business Programs Update

With funding from the Australian Government, Rural Business Tasmania and Macquarie Franklin have developed some resources to assist Tasmanian livestock producers make important feedbase management decisions.

See the video below on how two producers have made changes to the way in which they manage their pastures and integrated the knowledge they have gained. 

Pasture Management Video

Call us on 1300 88 FARM to arrange a yarn at your kitchen table about how we can support your rural enterprise to become a great Rural Business

Rural Business Tasmania Inc is a not for profit organization, established by Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania and is based in Tasmania.

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