Wellbeing - DairyTas

These Tasmanian rural and regional providers are trained to assist in crisis events and will help you work through any challenges.

Helping our farmers

Sometimes, the challenges of daily life can seem overhwelming. At other times, unavoidable disaster such as drought, fire or flood can occur. In both instances, professional support is available to help you. The providers listed here are able to assist in either scenario as well as being trained to assist in crisis events.

Help for families


Helpers and mentors program.
Phone: 1800 243 232
Website: anglicare.org.au


Depression and anxiety support.
Phone: 1300 224 636
Website: beyondblue.org.au

Catholic Care

Support, counselling, accommodation, education and training.
Phone: 1800 819 447
Website: catholiccaretas.org.au


Government benefits and payments
Phone: 132 316
Website: humanservices.gov.au/centrelink

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

General information on health and human services.
Phone: 1300 135 513
Website: dhhs.tas.gov.au


24–hour phone counselling and referral.
Phone: 13 11 14
Website: lifeline.org.au

Lifelink Samaritans

Phone counselling and referral.
Phone: 1300 364 566
Website: dhhs.tas.gov.au

Mensline Australia

Phone counselling and referral.
Phone: 1300 789 978
Website: mensline.org.au

Mental Health Services Helpline

An initiative of DHHS.
Phone: 1800 332 388
Website: dhhs.tas.gov.au/mentalhealth

Wellways Australia

Mental health and disability support.
Phone: 1300 111 400
Website: wellways.org

Poisons Information

24–hour helpline.
Phone: 13 11 26

Rural Alive and Well (RAW)

Support for men, families and communities, suicide awareness and prevention education.
Phone: 1300 4357 6283
Website: rawtas.com.au

Red Cross

Emergency services and relief.
Phone: 1800 246 850
Website: redcross.org.au

Relationships Australia – Tasmania

State-wide counselling, social and emotional support services for individuals, couples, children and families.
Phone: 1300 364 277
Website: tas.relationships.org.au

Safe at Home

Family violence response and referral line.
Phone: 1800 633 937
Website: safeathome.tas.gov.au

Salvation Army – Tasmania

Family support.
Phone: 03 6270 0308
Website: salvationarmy.org.au/tas

St Vincent de Paul

Welfare support.
Phone: 03 6333 0822
Website: vinnies.org.au/page/Contacts/TAS

Crisis Response – Tasmania

24–hour crisis response for those bereaved by suicide.
Phone: 0400 183 490

Wyndarra Centre (Smithton)

Counselling, social and emotional support.
Phone: 03 6452 1981
Website: wyndarra.org.au

Help for farm business

Department of State Growth – agribusiness grants and funding

Information on grants and loans.
Phone: 1800 030 688
Website: stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Department of Primary Indutries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE)

Information on Primary industries.
Phone: 1300 368 550
Website: dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Natural Resource Management (NRM)

Management of natural resources.
North, Cradle Coast and South

North phone: 03 6333 7777
North website: nrmnorth.org.au

Cradle Coast phone: 03 6433 8400
Cradle Coast website: cradlecoastnrm.com

South phone: 03 6221 6111
South website: nrmsouth.org.au

Primary Employers Tasmania

Provides practical assistance and advice on workplace relations.
Phone: 03 6343 2244
Website: primaryemployers.com.au

Rural Business Tasmania

Assistance in development and adjusting for a sustainable future.
Phone: 1300 883 276
Website: ruralbusinesstasmania.org.au

Rural Financial Counselling Service

A visiting service to help assess business options.
North, Cradle Coast and South

North phone: 03 6334 2768
North West phone: 03 6427 9563
South phone: 03 6272 5992

Website: ruralbusinesstasmania.org.au/Financial-Counseling-Services/

Tasmanian Small Business Council

Mentoring and support for small businesses.
Phone: 03 6231 9174
Website: tsbc.org.au

Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association

Representative body for local farmers and graziers.
Phone: 1800 154 111
Website: tfga.com.au

Safe Farming Tasmania

Information on work work practices.
Phone: 1800 291 100
Website: dpipwe.tas.gov.au/safe-farming-tasmania

Industry Contacts

Country Women's Association

Promoting the quality of life in rural and urban areas.
Phone: 03 6231 3706
Website: CWA Tas

Tasmanian Women in Agriculture

Connecting, supporting and celebrating rural women.
Email: info@twia.org.au
Website: taswomeninag.org

Local Government Association of Tasmania

Represents the 29 councils of local government in Tasmania. Phone: 03 6233 5966 Website: lgat.tas.gov.au

Rural Youth

Personal development opportunities for 15–30 year olds.
Phone: 03 6331 6154
Website: ruralyouth.com.au

Tasmanian Institute of Ag (TIA)

Research, development and extension.
Phone: 03 6226 6368
Website: utas.edu.au/tia

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