NRE Tas at Agfest

​​​​​​​The 2022 exhibit from the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas) is showing how divisions across our agency and the community work towards delivering a sustainable Tasmania, through an array of exciting displays. 

Friendly NRE Tas staff member smiling welcomingly behind the computer at the Agfest service counter

What’s in ​s​​​​tore this year? 

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife

Visit the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service exhibit to learn how our programs support the protection of cultural and natural values in parks and reserves, while facilitating great experiences and the Tasmanian way of life. While you are there enter our True or False guessing competition to be in the running for a great prize. 


Biosecurity Tasmania

The Biosecurity team will be onsite answering questions and helping to raise Agfest visitors’ awareness on important biosecurity issues including:

  • emerging pest and disease threats
  • livestock biosecurity and welfare
  • invasive weeds
  • bee biosecurity
  • the General Biosecurity Duty (GBD). 

The GBD means that we all have a part to play in helping protect Tasmania’s primary industries, economy, environment, and our way of life from the harmful impacts of pests, weeds and diseases.

The TassieCat team will also be with BT to talk about responsible cat ownership, agricultural diseases associated with cats, and the recent amendments to the Cat Management Act 2009. 


Agriculture and Water

AgriGrowth Tasmania will be promoting FarmPoint as the centralised point of contact for farming enquires and providing information on the AgriFood Scorecard. 

Safe Farming Tasmania will be encouraging discussions about health and safety on farms. 

Game Services Tasmania will discuss how they support landholders to manage browsing wildlife and farm deer. 


Heritage and Land Tasmania 

The team will be back with their popular LISTmap display, showcasing the power of web based and widely accessible location data and how they support the community, industry, and visitors to the state. 


Careers at NRE Tas 

Our See It. Dream It. Do It. Project (SIDIDI) is a must see for the younger generation thinking about their future careers. 

Visitors at the SIDIDI display will have a chance to talk about the wide range of careers on offer within the agency, different pathways available and they can have their photo taken as a park ranger, surveyor, wildlife officer or biosecurity officer. 


Fishing

If you’re looking to be lured in, opposite the NRE Tas display at site S63 & 701 the Recreational Fisheries site will be just the place. Catch some tips on responsible fishing from the Fisheries team and Fishcare volunteers and have a go on a fishing simulator. Talk to Inland Fisheries staff about the $100,000 Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion, Anglers Access projects and the new electronic Angler Diary. 


Where to find us​​

The NRE Tas exhibit display at Agfest for 2022 is certainly not one to be missed. Visit us at S70 on South Street, Quercus Park Carrick from 24 August to 27 August.  ​