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Financial Counselling Services

The Service:

  • 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.

Dairy Farmer

Rural Financial Counselling Program

Primary producers, fisherman and rural small businesses support

Business Meeting

Regional Small Business Recovery Program

Rural Financial Counselling Program

Primary producers, fisherman and rural small business support

Rural Financial Counselling Service Tasmania is part of the Federal Government funded Rural Financial Counselling Program. Rural Business Tasmania’s flagship service, Rural Financial Counselling Service Tasmania, provides confidential, independent financial counselling to eligible farmers, fishers, foresters and small related businesses who are experiencing or at risk of financial hardship.

The Service:

  • Farm debt mediation

  • Cash flow forecasting analysis

  • Loan/grant applications

  • Financial negotiations

  • Business plan development

  • Viability analysis

  • Farm exit planning

  • Succession planning

  • Financial literacy

  • 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, 20 Lampton Avenue, Derwent Park

Devonport, Showgrounds 86 Gunn Street


*Head Office located in Launceston (62 York Street)

Alternatively you can contact us for more information by filling in our contact us form (link below)

Financial Counselling Services: Text

Regional Small Business Recovery Program (RSBRP)

Australian government funding for the Regional Small Business Support Program Pilot ceased as at the 31st of March 2023.


Due to the change in funding, Rural Business Tasmania will not be taking on new clients from this date onwards.


Assistance from the Australian Government is being made via the Small Business Debt Helpline on 1800 413 828 or Tasmanian Government Support options are available via Business Tasmania 1800 440 026 or


Please note that Rural Business Tasmania have made the business decision to support existing clients until the 30th June 2023 and will assist you to conclude current support and introduce you to other options of support that may be of assistance in the future.


Please speak with your financial counsellor to arrange further support or to make arrangements for special consideration of service.

Contact Us Form
Financial Counselling Services: Text

For more information please call 1300 88 3276 (FARM), email or fill in our contact us form (link below)

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