Northern Agroforestry Field Day – Wednesday 22nd  August 2018

A Field Day for farmers, foresters and land-use managers.

See attached flyer here:  page 1    page 2

Horticulture Award

A report in The Advocate incorrectly stated that the casual overtime provisions under the Horticulture Award started on 1 July 2018. THIS IS NOT THE CASE.

The Fair Work Commission has not yet issued a decision in relation to the payment of overtime for casuals. As such, there has been no change to what is payable to casual employees for the hours they work. PET will advise all members once the Commission has made a decision as to any changes to the penalty rates for casuals under the Horticulture Award.

Rural Focus Dinner & Symposium

On behalf of the Rural Focus Committee at Robb College you are cordially invited to attend the Rural Focus Dinner and Symposium to be held on the 1st and 2nd August 2018 in Armidale and at the

University of New England. Our focus this year is “How to get in and out of farming…and stay talking to the family”.

This year we focus on issues of how to get into farming – different ways people are being funded to either enter or grow their operations. Barriers they are finding and how to overcome them. How to make your business attractive as an investment and latest issues on how to pass-on the family farm successfully.

More details via the linked image or here

Notice: Rules of the Association

An application was lodged with the Fair Work Commission on 10 July 2018 to alter the Rules of the Association, as agreed by the members at the Annual General Meeting on 28 June 2018. 


Wage Schedules

New wage schedules are available to financial members of Primary Employers Tasmania in the Members-Only area.

The wage rates are operative from the first full pay on or after the 1st July each year and a copy of new wage schedules are also sent via post to Members. If you have not received your schedules in the first week of July, please download a copy from the Members-only area or call Vanessa at the office on 03 6343 2244 or email

Shearer Wool Handler Training in Tasmania

Primary Employers Tasmania (PET) facilitates Shearer Wool Handler Training throughout Tasmania.

For further details, please contact our Trainer, Jack Monks on mobile: 0400 035 980 or email: