Agribusiness Food & Trade

The Western Australian (WA) Government is committed to supporting the growth and development of the agriculture, fisheries and food industries for the benefit of the State.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s Agribusiness, Food and Trade area works in partnership with government, industry and business to enable growth in the value, competitiveness and diversification of WA’s agrifood sector through facilitation of value adding, investment and export.

It facilitates this by:

  • enabling investment
  • enabling agribusiness development
  • trade market access and export development
  • food promotion and development
  • agribusiness knowledge and strategic insights.


  • Applications for Round 3 of the Agrifood and Beverage Voucher Program are now open.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Need to grow your business, attract investment or raise capital?

    Join one of our free or low-cost business skill building workshops across regional and metropolitan Western Australia.

  • Funding of $10.2 million has been awarded to 18 agrifood businesses in metropolitan and regional Western Australia, through the Value Add Investment Grants to boost local food and beverage manufact

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