Useful Links - Women in Rural Industries

These links provide a resource for farmers and rural communities who need to keep up-to-date with information, support measures and community activities. It's an opportunity to see what assistance is on offer.


The FarmPoint website provides information and ready access to everything a Tasmanian farmer needs to know to manage their business and property successfully.

Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau provides free information on weather predictions up to 7 days ahead and extracts and summaries from the national climate archives. In addition, there is information on climate education, a summary of recent conditions, maps of recent rainfalls and temperature, seasonal outlooks, information on climate change and drought.

Visit the Bureau of Meteorology page​ for further information.

Counselling Services

The following services are available to support members of our community in rural and regional areas:

Rural Financial Counselling Service Tasmania
This is a free statewide confidential service providing information and support for the farming community. The counsellors (located in north and southern Tasmanian) come to you.

Visit Rural Business Tasmania for further information.

Mensline Australia
Mensline Australia supports men who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties, particularly surrounding family break-down or separation. Mensline Australia's telephone counsellors are professionally trained to provide:
  • confidential, professional and non-judgmental short-term counselling
  • direct telephone linkage to local services if required
  • relevant information and referrals to services and support programs in your area
  • relationship coaching and practical strategies for managing difficult situations.
Visit Mensline Australia website for further information.

Women have an important role to play in shaping social policy.  Communities, Sport and Recreation Tasmania works to ensure:
  • Women can be engaged in all aspects of society
  • Government policies, programs and projects are responsive to the needs of women and representative of their views.
The Principal Liaison​ Officer - Women may be contacted by emailing or phoning (03) 6232 7296.

Visit the Department of Premier and Cabin​et website for further information.​

Beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.

Beyondblue is a bipartisan initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments with a key goal of raising community awareness about depression and reducing stigma associated with the illness

Visit: or call free info line 1300 22 4636 for more information

Life Line Provides a national 24-hour telephone counselling service - Phone 13 11 14

Lifeline's 'Just ask' Hotline 1300 11 14 provides a rural mental health information service

Relationships Australia
Relationships Australia (Tasmania), phone 1300 364 277 and you will automatically be directed to the nearest office in your area.

There are six branches that provide services in Tasmania. Relationships Australia (Tasmania) employs trained professional staff to counselling support to individuals, couples and families to enhance, maintain and where necessary manage changes in their relationships.

Relationships Australia (Tasmania) provides the following range of Relationship Support services:
  • Relationship Counselling - Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and North East.
  • Family Mediation Service - Hobart and Launceston.
  • Relationship Skills Courses - Hobart, Launceston and Devonport.
  • Break Even Gambling Counselling - Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and North East.
  • Step-families Family Integration Service - Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and North East.
  • Children's Contact Service - Hobart, Launceston and Devonport.
  • Contact Orders Program - Hobart and Launceston.
  • Services for Youth - Launceston and North East.
  • Men and Family Services - Hobart and Launceston.
Visit for further information.

Life Link Samaritans offer support, counselling and training to all members of the community. They are non-religious and non-political.

No matter what time of the day or night, there is no problem too big or too small that you can't discuss with their caring trained telephone befrienders.

Services offered by Lifelink Samaritans Tasmania include:
  • Phone befriending service
  • Face to face befriending
  • Community training in suicide awareness
  • Training in active listening
  • Support for all involved following a suicide and/or suicide attempt.
The Lifelink Samaritans offer a 24-hour free, confidential statewide telephone befriending service.

Telephone 1300 364 566 (Statewide)

Asking for help is a sign of courage - not weakness.