The Tasmanian government will consider Prime Minister Scott Morrison's proposal to implement financial compensation schemes for volunteer firefighters in the states and territories. Mr Morrison announced on Sunday that Rural Fire Service Volunteers in NSW who were self-employed or worked for small and medium businesses and had been fighting fires for more than 10 days this season would be eligible to apply for compensation for lost income. Compensation payments of up to $300 a day and up to a total of $6000 a person will be provided. While the NSW government will administer the payments, the costs will be covered by the Commonwealth. Mr Morrison invited other state and territory governments to participate in similar schemes of their own based on need and demands on their volunteers. "The fire chiefs and state and territory governments know they have our full support," Mr Morrison said. Premier Will Hodgman said his government would consider any initiative offering further support for "our magnificent volunteers". Tasmanian Labor senator Carol Brown urged Mr Hodgman to "act swiftly" and ensure Tasmania Fire Service volunteers were recognised and compensated for their efforts at home and interstate. There are more than 5000 volunteer members of the TFS. TFS chief officer Chris Arnol said he didn't doubt that there would be an "ongoing conversation" around whether TFS volunteers fighting fires in NSW would be eligible for the newly announced compensation payments. But he said the TFS didn't have a policy position on the issue.