Primary industries research facilities

Page last updated: Wednesday, 23 November 2022 - 12:40pm

Recognised for world class, independent research and development, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development delivers through partnership all aspects of grains, livestock, farming systems, horticulture, and aquaculture research, development and extension. 

The research capacity of our staff is underpinned by our facilities. A geographically diverse footprint coupled with expansive expertise and infrastructure enables enduring prosperity for our regions and primary industries.  

Our geographical spread mirrors the diverse activities of our 1500 staff – from breeding new species of shellfish and more productive finfish through to unravelling the genetics of climate resilience in grain crops, mitigating methane production of livestock, developing nitrogen-fixing legumes, and assessing the potential of predatory mites to replace insecticides in avocado orchards.