Bass for Business

The electorate of Bass is tucked away on the beautiful island state of Tasmania. Bass is an area ripe with opportunities for businesses looking to expand or relocate. From its natural beauty to its highly skilled workforce, Bass is quickly becoming a hotspot for entrepreneurs and businesses alike. Here are just a few reasons why businesses should consider setting up or relocating to the electorate of Bass.

First and foremost, Bass boasts a thriving economy that is growing faster than the national average. The latest data from the Tasmanian government shows that the state’s economy grew by 4.2% in 2019, outpacing the national growth rate of 2.2%. This is largely due to the state’s strong performance in industries such as tourism, agriculture, and manufacturing, all of which have a strong presence in the electorate of Bass.

Tourism, in particular, has been a major contributor to economic growth in Bass. The electorate is home to many natural attractions, including the stunning Cataract Gorge in the historic city of Launceston. As a result, the tourism industry has been booming, with visitor numbers increasing year on year. In 2018, the Tasmanian government reported that the state had experienced a record-breaking 1.3 million visitors, generating more than $2.5 billion in revenue. Businesses that set up in Bass can tap into this growing industry and benefit from the increasing number of tourists visiting the area.

In addition to tourism, Bass is also home to a diverse range of other industries, including agriculture and manufacturing. The region’s fertile soil and temperate climate make it ideal for growing grapes and producing a range of wines of excellent quality. Other regions of Bass produce a wide range of high-quality produce, including vegetables, fruits, and dairy products. The manufacturing sector is also thriving, with businesses in the area specialising in everything from engineering to textiles. A deep-water port situated at Bell Bay, makes it an ideal location for the export of timber products and heavy industries. With a highly skilled workforce and an abundance of resources, Bass is an ideal location for businesses looking to expand in these industries.

Another advantage of setting up or relocating to Bass is the area’s highly skilled workforce. The electorate is home to the University of Tasmania’s Launceston campus and the Australian Maritime College. These institutions produce a steady stream of highly educated graduates who are ready to enter the workforce. The region also has a long history of apprenticeships and vocational training, which means that businesses can access a diverse pool of skilled workers across a range of professions and industries.

The electorate of Bass in Tasmania is a prime location for businesses looking to expand or relocate. With a thriving economy, a highly skilled workforce, and a range of industries, businesses can tap into the region’s resources and benefit from its natural beauty and unique advantages. With the Tasmanian government offering a range of incentives and the region’s growing reputation as a hotspot for entrepreneurs, now is the perfect time to consider setting up or relocating to Bass.


  1. Department of Treasury and Finance Tasmania (2021). Tasmanian State Growth Summary. Retrieved from
  2. Tourism Tasmania (2019). Tasmania Visitor Survey. Retrieved from
  3. Tasmanian Government (2021). Industry and Business Development. Retrieved from

Links and Resources.

Are you interested in starting a business or relocating your business to Bass? If so, please contact Lara on the contact page, or use the links below to contact other government departments, councils, and business organisations to assist you with your move to Bass.