Growing my business in Western Australia - assistance available

The Department of Agriculture and Food aims to support the success of the Western Australian food and agribusiness industry.

In addition, various other organisations are available to help grow your business and many are listed below.

The Department of Agriculture and Food aims to support the success of Western Australian food and agribusinesses. The department has staff with a variety of skills to support the success of your agrifood business. Contact us for more information.

Your business can also be developed using the following resources:

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCI WA)

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCI) is a not-for-profit, member-based organisation providing effective advocacy, outstanding service and professional advice to meet your business needs. With over 8000 members, CCI aims to build a competitive and productive business environment in Western Australia by promoting free enterprise through strong advocacy and essential services that make it easier to do business.

Certified Practising Accountants Australia

The Knowledge portal run by CPA Australia gives useful tips on the day-to-day running of your business.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is an independent statutory agency established by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991. FSANZ is part of the Australian Government's Health and Ageing portfolio.

FSANZ develops standards that regulate the use of ingredients, processing aids, colourings, additives, vitamins and minerals in food. The Food Standards Code also covers the composition of some foods, e.g. dairy, meat and beverages, as well as standards developed for new technologies such as genetically modified foods.

It is also responsible for some labelling requirements for packaged and unpackaged food, e.g. advisory labels or specific mandatory warnings (i.e. food allergens).

Small Business Development Corporation

This Western Australian Government agency is focused on developing the small business sector, such as business advisors and a licencing centre.

Contact information

DAFWA Food, Trade and Agribusiness
Page last updated: Monday, 16 January 2017 - 11:56am