Brand Tasmania is at its most effective when Partners work with the Brand Tasmania Council to champion the State’s place-of-origin brand. The monthly publication Partner Connections serves to link Brand Tasmania with its Partners and Partners with each other. This newsletter introduces new Partners and emerging sectors, as well as profiling existing Partners who have achieved success. Where appropriate, we encourage Partners to consider other Tasmanian-based businesses when buying goods or services. View a listing of Partners by sector.
Brand Tasmania Partners are being urged to have their say on what our GMO-free status means for Tasmania’s brand. Read more
19 December 2018, Partner Connections
Now that the final stage of the legislative process has been completed, expect a ‘turbo charged’ Brand Tasmania to be up and running by the end of March.
19 December 2018, Partner Connections
The Tasmanian Export Awards have just celebrated their 25th anniversary, and a local company that makes only one product – a fishing lure that has reached cult status across the globe – has been there from the very start.
They may be small, but Wigston’s Lures is a big Tasmanian export success story: and they have the awards to prove it.
29 November 2018
Legislation to transform Brand Tasmania into a new, independent, Statutory Authority, is now before State Parliament.
And, our Brand Tasmania Partners, are amongst those who stand to benefit the most.
26 October 2018
Welcome to the July edition of Partner Connections.
We begin this edition by encouraging Partners in the agriculture sector to have their voices heard and help shape Tasmania’s agrifood future by completing the TasAgFuture survey.
We welcome several new Partners and share with you some new videos profiling Stefano Lubiana and 131-year-old Maylands Lodge.
25 July 2018, Partner Connections
Welcome to the June edition of Partner Connections.
We begin this edition by encouraging all food and beverage Partners to update their profiles.
We welcome several new Partners including Devil's Distillery, Glen Albyn Estate, Kermandie Waterfront Hotel, PANTAZIS and Summerlea Farm Tasmania.
We share with you some new videos profiling the Hadley's Art Prize, Tasmanian companies that provide support to Antarctic expeditions and we hear from some of the delegates at the recent Singapore Forum talking about place branding.
28 June 2018, Partner Connections
Welcome to the May edition of Partner Connections.
We begin this edition profiling the Partners involved in Fine Food Melbourne trade show in September.
We welcome several new Partners including Van Diemens Land Creamery, Robyn Wilson Training Company, Kettering Quail, Tasplan Super, Edge Radio 99.3FM, Lobster Shack Tasmania and The Taste of Tasmania
25 June 2018, Partner Connections
Welcome to the April edition of Partner Connections.
We begin this edition with the annual health check of Tasmania’s brand and finds the state in ‘great shape’.
We welcome several new Partners including Boks Bacon, Dial Your Meal and Cultivate Productions.
28 April 2018, Brand Tasmania
Welcome to the March edition of Partner Connections.
With the days getting colder it's time to put on the winter woollies! We profile Smitten Merino, proudly making woollen garments in Tasmania. We welcome several new Partners share with you some new videos profiling recent visits to King Island by our Brand Ambassadors.
29 March 2018, Brand Tasmania
Welcome to the February edition of Partner Connections.
We congratulate several Tasmanian distilleries for winning medals at the World Whisky awards and welcome several new Partners.
We also report on recent visits to the state by our Brand Ambassadors.
28 February 2018, Brand Tasmania
Listed below are businesses recently approved as Brand Tasmania Partners. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with each of these businesses.
Elly's Gourmet Confectionery
Elly's Gourmet Confectionery is handmade in Tasmania, offering mouth watering innovative confectionery; all gluten free and made from premium, natural ingredients sourced in Tasmania.
Elly's Gourmet Confectionery began 5 years ago with the owner and one staff member in a small kitchen, with a vision to provide unique, high quality confectionery to both the local and tourist markets. It has grown substantially, with great support from local retailers, major hotel operators and tourism based businesses around the state.
Elly's now employs eight staff members and supplies retailers in Victoria and Queensland.
Elly's has a permanent stall at Salamanca Market each and every Saturday, and at the Artists Market at Hobart Ports Cruise Terminal during the season.
Ninety percent of raw ingredients are sourced from Tasmanian businesses, and we focus on opportunities to reduce environmental impacts from our processes.
Elly’s Gourmet Confectionery is investing in expanding the production area, providing better amenities for staff and hoping to expand to other markets interstate and overseas.
All Round Guide
We are a dedicated personal services business that offers guided trout fishing tours in Tasmania. We cater for beginners to fly fishing all the way through to the most experienced angler new to our fishery.
Based in Launceston Tasmania, we are blessed with some great rivers, meadow streams, mountain rivulets and creeks as well as some fantastic lakes and lagoons. And only a short drive away is our highland plateau, housing an over abundance of lakes and tarns, ripe for fishing. We are passionate about people and the environment, especially in Tasmania and our fishery.
And whilst fly fishing for trout is our passion, coaching and mentoring individuals in both a business or personal setting makes up our “bread and butter” activities. We are certified in using the principals of Neuro Linguistic Programming to help people develop in the areas of interest to them, removing road blocks to success and implementing smart goals for the future… Guiding all round!
Nita Education provides Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural experiences to all schools and businesses across Southern Tasmania.
We have a long history of working closely with Tasmanian schools, TAFE Tasmania, childcare centres, numerous government organisations, and private businesses.
We deliver high level Cultural Awareness and informative and enjoyable experiences, tailored to your needs.
Our aim is to be:
- Known for high quality services
- Known for strengthening our community
- Known for strong culture
Vision: Shaping the future, sharing our culture
Mission: Inspire connection to our 50,000 year old culture. Encourage young palawa/pakana to embrace their culture.
Located in beautiful Boat Harbour, Mallavale Farm is a 30 acre site growing medicinal poppies and grazing cattle with holiday accommodation (Orchard Cottage), a wonderful homestead, wedding venues, a vineyard, incredible gardens, photography sites and movie sets.
This spectacular property and small farm, perched above one of Australia’s best beaches on Tasmania’s pristine North-West Coast will take your breath away. Mallavale Farm offers a rambling beautiful farmhouse, thirty acres of fertile ‘drought-proof’ farmland, extensive infrastructure, a self-contained garden cottage, a vineyard, orchards, a popular show-garden often utilised for weddings and the absolute best views of Bass Strait anywhere, viewed through an avenue of century-old elm trees — all this and the white sands and vibrant community of Boat Harbour Beach literally on your doorstep.
Hilltop Cottages are pet-friendly self-contained accommodation on the northwest coast of Tasmania.
Hilltop Cottages are nestled in a secluded bush only 500 metres from the town of Railton, Town of Topiary.
We offer two accommodation types: Wisteria Country Cottage (up to 5 guests) and Wisteria Cosy Cabin (up to 2 guests).
Fifth Estate Co.
Makers of Tasmanian Beeswax based hair products.
Fifth Estate Co. is a Tasmanian Men's hair styling business - founded in 2017 by two Tasmanian guys who wanted a premium local offering.
We have developed a range of premium hair care products that are beeswax based which is a natural alternative to hair gel.
Our products are now stocked in 16 different venues across Tasmania (primarily hair salons and premium gift shops/hotels).
We are very proud of both our Tasmanian roots and also of using Tasmanian beeswax as our base product. We ship and are available online to customers outside of Tasmania.
Wild Pepper Isle
Tasmanian Pepperberry growers/harvesters and makers of boutique award winning produce using Tasmanian and Australian native foods
We are a vertically integrated Tasmanian business that sees the growing, harvesting, preparing and value adding of Tasmanian Pepperberry and Pepperberry products.
Tasmanian Pepperberry, also known as Mountain Pepper, Bush Pepper or Native pepper, is making a stir in the culinary world. This rare spice is valued by chefs for its sweet fruity flavour, fresh spicy aroma and playful lingering heat. But they are also increasingly recognised for their superior nutritional qualities and versatility of use.
Our Pepperberries are grown from carefully selected cutting taken from plants showing superior quality, full fruity flavours and intense heat. We hand pick our fruit to ensure the ripest, best quality berries are used.
Where possible, our ingredients are hand picked and sustainably sourced from Tasmania. Apart from our Tasmanian Pepperberries, we hand pick our quince, crab apples, lemons, rose hips, blackberry and other ingredients locally through our Taz Urban Harvest Project. We ensure these fruit are grown organically and select only the best quality fruit.
A gallery and retail outlet housing rare and salvaged Tasmanian timber products and furniture, specialising in large free form sculptures.
The gallery is located within our rural property in Clarence Point, at the top of the Tamar Valley. We source timber art and craft from local artisans, displaying it in a converted barn. The gallery is adjacent to our sculptured garden, which visitors are welcome to stroll through.
Big Bite Dutch Treats
The best stroopwafels and traditional Dutch treats.
We are a small Dutch artisan bakery trading from markets and events around Tasmania and online. We bake fresh-made stroopwafels (Dutch syrup waffles) on site! Other Dutch treats include speculaas, stroopkoeken, Dutch apple pie and much more. Everything is fresh baked without the use of premixes with Tasmanian ingredients where possible.
Antarctic dry Tasmanian spirit
Our spirit is formed by the nature of our environment; an archetypal wilderness of mountain, mist and cloud forest at the edge of the world. It is balanced by pristine Tasmanian rainwater swept across a vast expanse of Southern Ocean from Antarctica; the coldest, driest, windiest place on earth.
Süd Polaire gin is micro batch distilled and bottled by hand in Tasmania. Only the purest hearts of superbly smooth, triple distilled wine spirit make this an excellent martini gin. Vapour infused with ten organic botanicals including aromatic juniper, fresh hand-cut lemon and grapefruit peel, Southern Ocean kombu, local mountain pepperberries and leaves. Every Süd Polaire is uniquely batch and bottle numbered. Transcendent flavour, glacial cut, bracing Antarctic dry gin. Tasting experiences and distillery sales at Institut Polaire.