Food, export & investment

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) supports the success of our State’s world-renowned agrifood sector which produces high-quality, safe and healthy agricultural, food and fibre products for domestic and international markets. Western Australia is one of the most pest- and disease-free agricultural production areas in the world.

As a result of stringent safety and quality systems our primary industries provide premium quality food and beverage products to local and international clients. DAFWA also works to identify and develop international market opportunities for agrifood businesses and attract investment into the State.


  • 30 September 2014

    Food labels should provide consumers with clear and unambiguous information to enable them to make informed choices.

  • 1 November 2016

    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.

  • 30 January 2014

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) aims to understand, lead and facilitate a coordinated industry and government approach to increasing access to suitable labour for

  • 23 August 2016

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia supports the growth of Western Australia’s agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.

  • 16 August 2016

    The Buy West Eat Best program, managed by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, requires certain important criteria to be met to ensure integrity of the logo's use.

  • 5 December 2016

    The oat industry delivers nearly $200 million to the State economy each year through oats for human consumption and feed.  Oaten hay for the domestic and export livestock markets is worth an additi

  • 19 December 2016

    Fresh food businesses are faced with the challenge of creating a food safety culture, maintaining best practice and retaining customer confidence, while effectively managing overall costs.

  • 25 August 2016

    Seed potato schemes do not have a standardised system for naming their stages of seed potato production which makes it difficult to compare schemes.

  • 16 August 2016

    DDLS Seed Testing and Certification (formally AGWEST Plant Laboratories) is a service area under the DAFWA Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DDLS) - an amalgamation of DAFWA plant and animal laborato

  • 16 November 2016

    DAFWA has evaluated a number of alternative wine grape varieties for their suitability for production in Western Australia.

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