Rural Financial Counselling

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

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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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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Forum of Rural Stakeholders

The Forum of Rural Stakeholders fields representatives from across Tasmania's primary production sector.

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Upcoming Events:


We are hosting a Garden Day fundraiser for the Rural Relief Fund on the 30th March at the historic Richmond Hill at Cressy.  The fund supports Tasmanian farmers by providing a gift of up to $2,500 to eligible families at a time of crisis such as flood, bush fire and drought.  

Commencing at 2.00pm come along and enjoy a rare opportunity to see the Richmond Hill gardens with an afternoon tea and/or evening buffet. 

Garden Day Invite

Book your tickets via trybooking at 

We look forward to seeing you in the Garden on the 30th.

News update:

Bush-fire available assistance:

​​​​Freight subsidies are now available to assist primary producers impacted by the Tasmanian bush-fires December 2018 / January 2019. 

​The subsidies available cover transport of:

  • livestock
  • fodder or water to a property
  • stock to/from agistment
  • stock to sale or slaughter, and 
  • road transport of building materials directly associated with primary production, fencing materials, machinery or equipment​.​

Disaster Relief Allowance.  The Australian and Tasmanian Governments jointly announced the activation of Disaster Relief Allowance (DRA) for eligible residents of identified Local Government Areas. Please note that people can lodge a claim by calling 180 22 66.  More information is available on the DHS website (link:-

More information available on DPIPWE website: