Western Australian Horticulture Update, 2021

Page last updated: Tuesday, 19 October 2021 - 2:25pm

Tickets are on sale now for the Western Australian Horticulture Update (WAHU), held at Optus Stadium, Perth and hosted by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

In celebration of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, this year's theme is sustainable and resilient: the future of WA horticulture.

The Conference 

Connect and collaborate, Thursday 4 November

8:30am to 5:15pm (registration open from 7:30am)

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is hosting the biennial Western Australian Horticulture Update on 4 November 2021 at Perth's award winning venue, Optus Stadium. 

The event will bring together the WA horticulture industry and connect growers, market traders, and researchers to collaborate on issues impacting the sector.

The focus of the event will be on the sustainability and resilience of the industry as it faces environmental and business challenges; and understanding the role horticulture plays in food security.

See the conference program here.

The Sundowner

Network and engage, Thursday 4 November

5:15pm to 7:30pm

Relax and enjoy the sunset at an industry and growers networking sundowner event held after the day’s proceedings. 

The sundowner is your chance to meet your fellow industry colleagues, re-connect and establish new industry connections. 

The sundowner will be held at the Goodwood Restaurant at Optus Stadium.

WAHU on the road

See and experience, Friday 5 November

6:30am to 4:00pm

Following the WAHU conference event, DPIRD will take you on a farm and industry tour on Friday 5 November.

The tour will incorporate an informative look at leading West Australian R&D initiatives targeting the sustainability and resilience of the horticulture industry. 

WAHU on the road participants will:

  • Rise early and start with a breakfast and tour of Perth Markets, Western Australia’s only wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Canningvale.
  • Tour the first-of-its-kind, $8 million RichGro Bioenergy Plant in Jandakot. 
  • Learn about black soldier fly technology for waste management with Future Green Solutions at Shenton Park.
  • Walk the Avowest Avocados orchard in Carabooda, to learn about the high-density plantings and netting trials.
  • See behind the production scenes at Benara Nursery in Carabooda, Australia's leading plant supplier.

See the WAHU On the road program here.

Register today!

Don't miss out on early bird tickets, available now.


Thank you to our sponsors and supporters of the 2021 Western Australia Horticulture Update!

WAHU2021 Sponsor logos

Agricultural Produce Commission Business Events Perth Commonwealth Bank of Australia Future Green Solutions Hort Innovation Australia
Market West Pomewest SelectEquip Stonefruit WA
Sweeter Banana Co-op Vegetables WA WA Citrus WA Potatoes

Contact information

Anne Thompson