Managing Seasonal Conditions Including Dry Conditions, Storms, Bushfires and Floods

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Managing seasonal conditions is part and parcel of farming in Tasmania and its effects represent one of the biggest challenges to our agriculture sector.

Information, tools and resources are available now to help you to be drought ready and make the best possible decisions for your business, your family and yourself​.

 Tasmanian Farmers - Resilience and Seasonal Conditions Information (PDF 276Kb)

In this topic

  • Checklists to Manage Seasonal Conditions
    Links to tools to assist you with preparing for varying conditions.
  • Current Conditions in Tasmania
    Links to current forecasts and heatwave forecasts
  • Dry Conditions - Tips and Strategies
    How to manage issues on your property when experiencing dry seasonal conditions.
  • Farm Business Training
    Where to get help for your training needs and to improve your farm business management skills.
  • Financial Counselling
    Financial counselling is available to primary producers, fishermen and small rural and regional businesses that are suffering financial hardship.
  • Key Contacts
    Contact details of Tasmanian rural and regional service providers to help farmers through both daily and tough times.
  • Managing Water
    What you need to know about managing water on your property
  • Hardship and other Support
    Government support programs for farming businesses and families.
  • King and Flinders Islands Dry and Drought Conditions
    King and Flinders islands and Tasmania in general, are experiencing unseasonably dry conditions. These conditions have had a particular impact on King Island. NRE Tas is working with all areas of government and stakeholders including TasFarmers, Rural Business Tasmania and TAS Farm Innovation Hub (TIA) to provide advice and support, including undertaking community and stakeholder meetings.  
  • Dry and drought conditions
    ​Tasmania does not undertake a formal drought declaration process. The “exceptional circumstances” process was replaced in 2013 which means there is no longer the requirement to “drawn lines on maps” to trigger support to farmers. The National Drought Agreement (NDA) between the Australian, State and Territory Governments sets the agreed principles for how drought support will be rolled out to farmers and rural communities.  


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