Financial Counselling Services
Helps clients gain a 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.
Rural Financial Counselling Program
Primary producers, fisherman and rural small business support
Part of the national Rural Financial Counselling Program, Rural Business Tasmania’s flagship service, Rural Financial Counselling Service Tasmania, provides confidential and independent counsel to primary producers, fisherman and small rural businesses that are suffering financial hardship, and that have no alternative sources of impartial support.
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 as a farmer, fisher, forest grower and harvester
Be the owner of a small rural related enterprise that is primarily involved in supporting the production of farm, fish or forest products.
Be in financial difficulty and have no alternative sources of impartial support.
Our counselling team can be contacted on 1300 88 3276 and can be located in three (3) of our regional offices:
Longford, 3/10 Marlborough Street
Glenorchy, Showgrounds 2a Howard Road
Devonport, Showgrounds 86 Gunn Street
*Head Office located in Launceston (62 York Street)
Small Business Support
Rural Business Tasmania is delivering a Small Business Support Program to assist small rural and regional businesses in Tasmania to understand their financial position, identify options and implement plans to improve their viability and build resilience for future prosperity.
If you meet the below criteria you are eligible to access FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL support from our Small Business Support Program for your business.
Employ less than 19 people.
If you are impacted by Covid-19 or are experiencing/at imminent risk of financial hardship for any other reason.
If you are located 20km outside of either Launceston or Hobart.
If you are unsure if you meet these criteria feel free to call us to find out on 1300 88 3276.
Our team of Financial Counsellors are here to help eligible Small Businesses from around Tasmania to improve their financial position and capabilities whilst assisting business owners build future resilience into their current operations.
Our team can help with a wide range of scenarios and support offered by our team includes:
Eligible small businesses may be able to access up to $5,000 for professional services advice
Help navigate and understand the various Covid-19 support measures as they apply to your unique situation.
Help you gain a better understanding of your current financial position.
Identify options and implement plans to assist with the longer term viability of your business.
Explore and help you in understanding the benefits and drawbacks of different options to manage financial issues.
Assist in developing budgets and cash flow management tools.
Negotiate with banks or creditors on your behalf.
Understand your rights and access broader professional advice and support services.
Access government and community grants, programs or schemes.