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
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.
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, 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)
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 www.sbdh.org.au. Tasmanian Government Support options are available via Business Tasmania 1800 440 026 or www.business.tas.gov.au
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.
For more information please call 1300 88 3276 (FARM), email email@example.com or fill in our contact us form (link below)