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.


  • 16 August 2016

    Businesses that display the Buy West Eat Best logo need to meet certain criteria, which ensure strict standards of local content and quality.

  • 16 January 2017

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

  • 4 November 2014

    The Department of Agriculture and Food and Fruit West delivered a seminar which highlighted grower-owned fruit marketing businesses and their retail success stories.

  • 11 December 2013

    For any business to generate margins it must have a point of difference that is valuable.

  • 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

  • 22 June 2016

    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.

  • 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.

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