The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is the lead government agency for investment attraction and facilitation for agribusiness and food in Western Australia.

Western Australia’s agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries, food and beverage industries are well positioned in a safe, clean and pristine location with thousands of kilometres of land and coastline ripe for investment or development.

Our state offers a diverse and skilled industry in the primary, fisheries, value add and agritech industries that meets strict biosecurity and global consumer demands for healthy, clean, sustainable and ethically-grown produce.

Investment and capital is needed to support the expansion and growth of agriculture food businesses to meet the rising demand for premium, safe, nutritious and traceable food and beverages.
This will ensure Western Australia achieves the goal of being the lead producer of primary products and premium value-added products.

With an extensive agriculture base, diverse climate and vast natural resources, we produce a wide range of high quality, sustainable products for domestic consumption, value adding, trade and export, including the potentially high-value emerging pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and hemp products.

Investors and developers are encouraged to contact the Investment team for detailed advice and guidance on opportunities in Western Australia.


p +61 (0)8 9368 3590 or  +61 1300 374 731 (1300 DPIRD)
3 Baron Hay Court, South Perth, Western Australia  6151


  • The Hon. Jackie Jarvis MLC, Minister for Agriculture and Food; Forestry; Small Business opened Round 4 of the Agrifood and Beverage Voucher Program on 3 February 2023.

  • Applications for the Feasibility stream are currently closed. Applications will re-open later in the year.

  • Applications for the Value Add Investment Grants Round Two are now closed.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's Agribusiness, Food, Trade and Investment team offers a number of funding initiatives to support Western Australian agribusinesses.

  • The Food Industry Innovation Project (funded by Royalties for Regions) is supporting the growth of premium and value-added food and beverage businesses by providing a professional service directory

  • The State Government, through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), is committed to attracting investment into Western Australia's agribusiness, fisheries and food

  • Private and public food laboratories conduct food testing. This page lists the laboratories known to us, and likely to be able to assist you when required.

  • Click the links below to access various third-party ESG resources and further information.

  • The Enterprise Support Program (ESP) is a $3.85M competitive grant program, set up in partnership between the Shire of Murray, DevelopmentWA and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional De

  • Partnering with local experts in environmental, social and governance (ESG) specialities, the Department can provide support to your agriculture, food and beverage business.


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