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.


  • The Grants for Asian Market Export program is a major component of the department’s Asian Market Success project, made possible by State Government investment. 

  • With an increasing global population and growing demand for agrifood products, Western Australia is in a position to build on its reputation as a clean and green state, free from major pests and di

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's Value Add Agribusiness Investment Attraction Fund (VAAIAF), supported by State Government investment through the Royalties for Region

  • The Investment Ready: WA Agribusiness report is part of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's Asian Market Success project, a three year, $6 million project funded by the

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, in collaboration with BDO, hosted a webinar series aimed at assisting businesses to become investor ready and ensure their capital rai

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s Investor Ready Grant Program is a competitive funding program that will provide financial support to Western Australia (WA) agrifood

  • To support Western Australian agriculture and food businesses in their efforts to become investment ready, there are a number of programs and funding opportunties available.

  • All livestock producers should take steps to prevent ruminant livestock accessing meat or animal products.

  • 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.

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

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