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Fishing Net

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.

What the service can help with:

  • 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 or 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.

How can I access the service?

Our counselling team can be contacted on 1300 88 3276 (1300 88 FARM) and are located in three (3) of our regional offices:

Launceston, Head Office, 22 Brisbane Street

Glenorchy, 20 Lampton Avenue, Derwent Park

Devonport (call to arrange appointment)


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

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