Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme (Tasmania)

The Australian Government will provide $15 million per year (a total of $30 million over two years from 2013-14) for the provision of Concessional Loans to eligible farm businesses in Tasmania for productivity enhancement or debt restructuring purposes.

In Tasmania, the Concessional Loans Scheme will assist farm businesses experiencing debt servicing difficulties but considered potentially viable in the longer term.

Key features of the Concessional Loans Scheme

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Concessional Loan, you must:

1. Demonstrate that you and your farm business: 2. Complete and submit an application form with:

Eligibility and assessment criteria are detailed in the Concessional Loans Scheme guidelines for Tasmania.

Application periods

Funds for Concessional Loans will be allocated in a single period for each loan type for each year in 2013-14 and 2014-15.  Details of each application period including the opening date, the closing date and any revisions to funds available during each period will be determined and announced and published ahead of time on the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts website  www.development.tas.gov.au

Application period for 2013-14

The funding round for 2013-14 is now closed.

Frequently asked questions

Are you considering applying for the Farm Finance Concessional Loan Scheme (Tasmania) and do not know where to start?  The Farmer Liaison Officers are available to help you.

Rural Financial Counselling Service Tasmania