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 Investor Readiness Capacity Building Program 2021 - 2022 provides funding, services and resources to support Western Australian small and medium agribusiness to become more internationally comp

  • 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 Investor Readiness Program is a Western Australian Government initiative of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

  • The Investor Readiness Program includes a series of resources, developed to enable agriculture and food businesses improve their skills and confidence in undertaking capital raising.

  • The Government of Western Australia supports sustainable development in agribusiness and food with grants, infrastructure, sponsorships, events, partnerships and investment opportunities to ensure

  • Western Australia is highly regarded internationally for its safe, premium, high-quality agrifood and fisheries products. 

  • Applications for the Agrifood and beverage voucher program have closed.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development in collaboration with BDO Australia hosted a series of free Investor Ready Webinar Masterclasses during August and Dec


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