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.

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  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is pleased to announce that the Asian Market Success project has been extended until 30 June 2023.

  • Western Australia has aproximately 14.7 million sheep  run by over 4500 sheep producers. They are mostly located in the agricultural region of the state producing high quality, fine Merino wool.

  • The International Competitiveness Co-investment Fund (ICCF) is a major grant program of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) made possible by investment from the We

  • The truffle industry in Western Australia, to date, has been developed around the black truffle produced by Tuber melanosporum, also known internationally as French black truffle or Perigo

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development operates a sensitive sites service to identify the locations of sensitive commercial production systems across Western Australia's agri

  • Coexistence: Existing in mutual tolerance; Everyone’s Responsibility

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has a range of resources and services available to assist local agrifood businesses make the most of export opportunities.

  • 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 production and sale of food in Western Australia is governed by the Food Act 2008, Food Regulations 2009 and the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

  • Western Australia has an enviable food safety record underpinned by widespread uptake of food safety programs.

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