Forum of Rural Stakeholders

The Forum of Rural Stakeholders fields representatives from across Tasmania's primary production sector. The group meets quarterly to discuss economic, climatic and social issues and trends impacting the sector. Collectively the group develops strategies and initiatives to better support members and constituents, and ensures in challenging times there is a coordinated approach to provision of services and resource disbursement.  

Forum members include:

Country Women’s Association of Tasmania

Department of Human Services (Centrelink)

Department of Primary Industries (Tasmanian Government)

Local Government Association of Tasmania

MI Fellowship

NRM North

Poppy Growers Tasmania

Primary Employers Tasmania

Relationships Australia

Rural Alive and Well (RAW)

Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania

Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association

Tasmania Industry Seafood Council

Tasmania Small Business Council 

Tasmanian Women In Agriculture

Timber Communities Australia

Useful links:

Surviving the Dry: Preparedness is Paramount:


Department of Agriculture

Department of Primary Industry, Parks, Water and Environment

Centrelink: Financial Support including the Farm Household Allowance

Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association