Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is a key economic development agency in the Government of South Australia, with responsibility for the prosperity of the state's primary industries and regions.
PIRSA’S Biosecurity SA Division manages the risks to South Australia posed by animal and plant pests and diseases, food borne illnesses, and misuse of rural chemicals.Agriculture food and winenextFisheries and Aquaculture
Fisheries and Aquaculture
PIRSA’S Fisheries and Aquaculture division manages the use of South Australia’s aquatic resources to maximise the environmental, social and economic benefits to South Australian communities and ensure the sustainable development of our fisheries and aquaculture industries.Biosecurity SAnextForestry
PIRSA’S Forestry division works with businesses and the community to promote the future of the forestry and wood products industry in South Australia and seeks new opportunities for development.Fisheries and AquaculturenextRural Solutions SA
Regions SA provides an integrated cross-sector, cross-government and regionally focused approach to improving economic and social outcomes for regions.Fisheries and AquaculturenextRural Solutions SA
Rural Solutions SA
Rural Solutions SA is PIRSA’S key delivery agent for major programs and projects across South Australia, and provides consultancy services to private and public sector organisations locally, nationally and internationally.ForestrynextSARDI
SARDI provides research and development services to the state government, commercial clients and research partners to help make South Australia’s primary industries and regions internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable.Rural Solutions SAnextAgriculture food and wine
Support continues for farmers affected by Pinery fireAssessments on the impact of stock losses as a result of the devastating Pinery fire is almost complete.Read more about Support continues for farmers affected by Pinery fire
Have your say on location of SA’s new reefsSouth Australians are invited to provide feedback on the preferred location for the state’s first trial reef project.Read more about Have your say on location of SA’s new reefs
Caught out – illegal fish sales on FacebookRecreational fishers who are selling their catches on Facebook and Gumtree are breaking the law and will be caught, Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell has warned.Read more about Caught out – illegal fish sales on Facebook
Agricultural impact assessment of fires continuesThe assessment on the impact of stock and other agricultural losses as a result of the devastating Pinery fire continues.Read more about Agricultural impact assessment of fires continues
Pinery Fire livestock impact assessment continuesThe assessment on the impact of stock and other agricultural losses as a result of the devastating Pinery fire is still being conducted by officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA)Read more about Pinery Fire livestock impact assessment continues
Regional grant engineers jobs and business growth in the Limestone CoastA new operating facility for Mount Gambier engineering company Whitty Engineering will create six new jobs and attract larger projects to the Limestone Coast.Read more about Regional grant engineers jobs and business growth in the Limestone Coast
New manufacturing facility to create 15 new jobs in Mt GambierFifteen new jobs will be created in the Limestone Coast through a $2.1 million project to establish a new manufacturing facility for Mount Gambier company, DMK Engineering.Read more about New manufacturing facility to create 15 new jobs in Mt Gambier
Fisher fined $6k for illegal calamari fishingA recreational fisher detected with more than six times the daily bag limit of Southern Calamari has been handed a hefty penalty.Read more about Fisher fined $6k for illegal calamari fishing
Grain project creates Limestone Coast jobs and market access growthA $1.5 million project to increase grain storage options in the Limestone Coast will improve access to premium markets for local farmers and create job opportunities through the supply chain.Read more about Grain project creates Limestone Coast jobs and market access growth
Information sessions on Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback grantsLocal businesses, organisations and councils are being encouraged to register for information sessions to discover how best to access grants available now for the Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback.Read more about Information sessions on Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback grants
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More lambs more often workshopWorkshop supporting sheep producers through variable seasons.The ‘More Lambs More Often’ workshop is back in the south east after excellent feedback.Primary Industries and Regions South Aus...
Meet to discuss Drought Concessional LoansPrudential and Rural Financial Services officers from Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) will be available to meet with individual farm businesses to discuss the Drought Concession...
- 29 Oct
Random roadblocks protecting SA from fruit flyAs the weather warms up, random roadblocks will be in place to help protect South Australia from fruit fly infestations.Go to the media release for more information. ...
- 24 Mar
Riverland poultry owners advised to increase biosecurity surveillanceBiosecurity SA has advised that it has recently confirmed a case of Infectious Larygotracheitis (ILT) in a backyard poultry flock in the Riverland.
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What is New Horizons?
New Horizons is a PIRSA initiative to significantly improve broadacre crop and livestock pasture productivity on South Australia’s poorly performing soils.
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What is SARMS?
SARMS, which stands for the South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program, is a $265 million program funded by the Australian Government and delivered by PIRSA through Rural Solutions SA.
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Why is the Charter for Stronger Regional Policy important?
Through the Charter for Stronger Regional Policy, PIRSA is supporting the Minister for Regional Development, the Hon. Geoff Brock MP, to deliver improved economic and social outcomes for regional South Australia.
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Why is the Premium Food and Wine Produced in our Clean Environment and Exported to the World economic priority important?
The rapidly increasing global demand for high quality food and wine, combined with South Australia’s strong reputation for food safety, biosecurity and product integrity, creates significant opportunities for the state.
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