Primary Employers Tasmania (PET) is a registered employer organisation under the provisions of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009.

It is the only such organisation in Tasmania with over 60 years specialist experience in representing the workplace relations interests of employers engaged in the agriculture, horticulture and viticulture industries in Tasmania.

PET is a not-for-profit organisation established exclusively for employers in the primary industry sector.

Our Committee of Management consists of hands-on farmer employers with practical experience in workplace relations, which means your views are our views, needs and priorities.

PET does not receive financial support from and is not a part of any other organisation.


Committee and Staff of Primary Employers Tasmania

Felicity Richards (President), Ben Grubb (Vice President), Melissa Ferguson, (Treasurer)
Marcus Dornauf, Rick Ertler, Ferdie Foster, Michele Lawrence, Warwick O’Connor,
Emma Sutherland and Stephanie Terry

Staff: Andrew Cameron (Workplace Relations Adviser) and Vanessa, Executive Assistant,
Jack Monks (Shearing Industry Trainer)

BIO’S: Felicity | Ben | Melissa | Marcus | Rick |Ferdie
Michele |Warwick | Emma | Stephanie
Andrew | Vanessa | Jack 

Primary Employers Tasmania | PO Box 3014 Launceston Tas 7250 | Phone: 03 6343 2244 | Email: | Office: 28 Garfield Street, Launceston Tas 7250

PET is an Associate Member of the National Farmers Federation (NFF);
and is proudly sponsored by Prime Super and the University of Tasmania

Please click on their logos for a direct link to their websites.


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