What we grow / Vegetables / Garlic

Garlic cloves. Photo: Joe Green / Unsplash.

Tasmania produces high quality garlic which is full of flavour, succulent and has good shelf life.

In the soils of Tasmania’s south east and the north are where the vast majority of Tasmanian garlic is grown. Together with the abundance of fresh clean water, the cool temperate climate allows garlic to ripen slowly and mature with sweetness and full of flavour.

Tasmania garlic production annually is relatively small and contributes 3% of national production. National production worth $29 million. Tasmanian garlic is sold in the local market.

Trade data

Main harvest season


Garlic is harvested in these months but available year round

Main harvest season

Main varieties

Turban, Asiatic, Purple stripe, Artichoke, Creole, and Silver skin

Key markets

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

Total production volume of Tasmanian garlic 2020/21


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. This freedom means our produce can be exported with minimal, if any, phytosanitary treatment.

Major growing regions around the island

Tasmanian garlic is grown predominantly in the Northern Midlands and Tasman Peninsula regions of the state.

Major growing regions around Tasmania for garlic.

Import pathways for garlic 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

    • Japan
    • Myanmar
    • Philippines
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom
    • Vietnam

    Open to Tasmania, without requiring any phytosanitary treatment.

  • Open with conditions

    • India
    • Indonesia

    Open to Tasmania but requires some phytosanitary treatment.

  • No existing pathway

    • Cambodia
    • China
    • European Union
    • United States

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

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