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A RabbitMQ asynchronous task queue for Django.

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django-carrot is a lightweight task queue backend for Django projects that uses the RabbitMQ message broker, with an emphasis on quick and easy configuration and task tracking


Install django-carrot:

pip install django-carrot

Install and run RabbitMQ

brew install rabbitmq
brew services start rabbitmq


  1. Add carrot to your Django project’s settings module:
  1. Apply the carrot migrations to your project’s database:
python migrate carrot


To start the service:

python carrot_daemon start

To run tasks asynchronously:

from carrot.utilities import publish_message

def my_task(**kwargs):
    return 'hello world'

publish_message(my_task, hello=True)

To schedule tasks to run at a given interval

from carrot.utilities import create_scheduled_task

create_scheduled_task(my_task, {'seconds': 5}, hello=True)


The above commands must be made from within the Django environment


A sample docker config is available here

Full documentation

The full documentation is available at


If you are having any issues, please log an issue


Django-carrot uses PyPRI to share development builds. If you’d like access to it, please send me your email address at so I can give you access


The project is licensed under the Apache license.

Icons made by Trinh Ho from is licensed by CC 3.0 BY

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