About the Rural Financial Counselling Service
Part of the national
Rural Financial Counselling Program, Rural Business Tasmania’s flagship
Counselling Service Tasmania, provides confidential and
independent counsel to primary producers, fishermen and small rural businesses
that are suffering financial hardship, and that have no alternative sources of
- Helps clients gain better understanding of their financial position;
Helps clients identify financial and business risk and opportunities;
Helps clients negotiate with lenders and creditors;
Gives clients information about government and their assistance schemes;
Refers clients to specialist service providers including accountants, agricultural advisers and educational services, succession planners, family mediation and personal counselling, and emotional and social counselling.
Areas we can assist in include:
Farm debt mediation
Cash flow forecasting analysis
Business plan development
Farm exit planning
Small business advisory service
To be eligible for assistance under the Rural Financial Counselling Service Program you must either be:
involved directly in primary production - farming, fishing, horticulture or viticulture,
a small rural business reliant upon primary producers for income (over 75% of income) and suffering financial difficulties, with no alternative source of impartial support.
To apply for assistance
To apply for assistance please make sure you have checked the eligibility criteria below and then contact one of our Rural Financial Counsellors – 1300 88 3276 during business hours.