What we grow / Fruit / Blueberries

Blueberries by Westerway Raspberry Farm, Southern Tasmania. Photo: Andrew Wilson.

Tasmania is a significant producer of delicious plump blueberries including organic berries.

The blueberry sector in Tasmania is expanding, particularly under polytunnels which protect fruit and extend the seasonal window.

Total value of the Tasmanian blueberry industry is $25 million. Tasmania is the second largest blueberry growing state.

Production is largely located on the Central North West coast, with production also in the Tamar Valley and North East, as well as the Huon Valley in the south.

Tasmanian growers have exported to international markets over the years, however, in recent times they have experienced strong domestic demand as the quality and taste is much sought after.

Trade data

Main harvest season


Main harvest season

Main varieties

Highbush, Rabbiteye, Southern Highbush, Brigitta, Bluecrop, Caroline and Denise

Key markets

  • Local (yes)
  • Domestic (yes)
  • Export (no)

Total production volume of Tasmanian blueberries 2020/21


Estimated value of Tasmanian blueberry production (AUD)


Pest Free Area status

Being a remote island surrounded by water and aided by a robust biosecurity system, Tasmania remains free from many plant-related pests and diseases including Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly. This freedom means our produce can be exported with minimal, if any, phytosanitary treatment.

Major growing regions around the island

Tasmanian blueberries are grown in the Huon Valley, Central North West, North East and Tamar Valley regions.

Major growing regions around the island for blueberries.

“Our buyers tell us they wait for the Tasmanian season because our blueberries are firmer and have greater flavour.”

Blueberry grower, Southern Tasmania

Import pathways for blueberries from Tasmania

Map showing Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asian countries

Tasmania’s relative pest free status offers trade opportunities for importing countries seeking access to Tasmanian grown produce.

This information is extracted from the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry’s Manual of Importing Country Requirements which is frequently updated. Please validate this information before proceeding further.

View these import pathways for all produce types.

  • Open without restriction

    • Hong Kong
    • Malaysia
    • Singapore

    The importing country has no phytosanitary restrictions for entry into the market.

  • Open with preferential conditions

    • Cambodia
    • European Union
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Japan
    • Myanmar
    • Thailand
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom

    Open to Tasmania, without requiring any phytosanitary treatment.

  • No existing pathway

    • China
    • Philippines
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • United States
    • Vietnam

    No arrangements have been developed to make trade between the two countries possible, or trade is currently not allowed.

Through the generations our growers feel the pulse of the seasons and heartbeat of this land. They understand what thrives here — they take the time to grow produce with care. Meet some of our passionate, committed and knowledgeable Tasmanian growers…

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