Tasmanians working abroad are set for a virtual Father's Day as border restrictions continue to prevent them from returning home.
Restrictions on travel between states have prevented some workers from returning home since March and will likely keep them away until at least December.
Brent Campbell hasn't seen his wife or kids in about six months. He has a stepdaughter and a nine year-old-son.
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"I miss all of them very deeply," he said.
"The mental strain some days is a real struggle, we have got a really good bunch of work mates that you can talk to, but some days it is harder than others.
"To my wife and children ... I love you so much. I wish I could be home."
Mr Campbell's story is a familiar one for many of Tasmania's FIFO workers. Karlie Gayen has been raising her 19 month-old alone while his dad is away at work.
Her husband, Richard, has been home once since March and probably won't be able to return again before Christmas.
"His last stint away was 110 days and he hasn't been back since July," she said.
"A lot has changed in that time. [Our son] started walking and comprehending, he went from a baby to a toddler while [Richard] was gone."
Mrs Gayen said it was disappointing that this Father's Day they would be celebrating through a screen.
"He is on his break at the moment, but stuck in Perth due to the border restrictions," she said.
"We have sent him over a t-shirt which says 'every superhero needs a sidekick' and my son has the sidekick shirt. So we will Facetime him in the morning and probably do an UberEats breakfast to him."
It is not just people with young families who are suffering due to being away for such a long time either.
Darren Simmonds hasn't seen his dad since Remembrance Day last year on his 90th birthday.
Father's Day would usually be a time when his family could get together, but unfortunately that isn't possible this year.
Mr Simmonds works in South Australia and flies back to Tasmania on his time off, but spends the whole time in home quarantine.
"It is really frustrating, I come home, but I'm not allowed to leave the property ... but then I come to South Australia ... and you're allowed to walk the streets," he said.
"I'll give Dad a phone call, but that will be about it."
Katrina, who didn't want to have her last name identified for privacy reasons, said her grandchildren weren't able to understand why their pop wasn't coming home.
Her husband hasn't been home since March.
"We have a son and a daughter and our daughter has two little girls," she said.
"He has missed nearly every one of our family members birthdays and celebrations this year. The little one turned two on Sunday, of course he won't be here, the older one is four and he missed her birthday.
"They just don't understand why pop is not coming home or the reason behind it. The little one said to her father the other night that she doesn't think poppy will ever come home. So it is a bit heartbreaking."
Katrina said they will try to set up a virtual Father's Day with the grandkids to celebrate the day.
Each FIFO worker and their families have one thing in common - they all want to be reunited and are asking for some compassion from the broader society.
"It is very disheartening that you hear people say ' toughen up' ... it is very upsetting because at the end of the day all he is trying to do is keep his family afloat, put food on the table, pay the mortgage like everyone else," Katrina said.
Mr Campbell said the public sentiment around FIFO workers was frustrating.
"I think they just don't have a clear idea about what we actually go through," he said.
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