Investing in Western Australia

Western Australia is one of the few places in the world which is free from major pests and diseases and thus has the image of being clean and green. Through the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), the Western Australian Government is investing in research and development to drive product innovation and create new market opportunities.

Why invest in Western Australia

Western Australia’s point of difference in agriculture and food is its biosecurity status that provides consumers with confidence of its safe and quality food.  

Aside from the regulatory regime to ensure that the status is maintained, the high quality educational institutions and experienced farmers and processes provides the incentives for potential investors to investigate the State’s science and evidenced-based approach, which provides comfort in the whole supply chain.

The State's vast area provides soils and climates suited to a variety of agricultural production, from open range grazing and broadacre cereal cropping to irrigated pastures and horticulture including orchards and vineyards.

Investment activities and services

  • Investment attraction and coordination of industry development activities in the agrifood industry across all State and Federal government departments and other industry stakeholders.

  • Development and promotion of markets for commercial services, knowledge, technologies and industry-related research and development and education from the agrifood sector.

  • Identify and monitor trade, market, investments, commercialisation and research development opportunities and provide an information service to government and industry.

These activities are undertaken in collaboration with various stakeholders including State and Commonwealth agencies, local government, industry organisations and private companies.

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