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.
Our priorities include leading the delivery of the Government’s Premium Food and Wine Produced in our Clean Environment and Exported to the World economic priority, and improving economic and social outcomes for regional South Australia through the Government’s Charter for Stronger Regional Policy.
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
King George Whiting spawning closure starts 1 MayThe King George Whiting spawning spatial closure commences on Monday, 1 May to further protect the species during part of its critical breeding period.Read more about King George Whiting spawning closure starts 1 May
Aboriginal Fisheries Officers program an SA firstAboriginal recruits are training to become Fisheries Officers, as part of the State Government's Aboriginal Fisheries Officer Career Pathways Program.Read more about Aboriginal Fisheries Officers program an SA first
New round of hugely successful grants scheme for South Australia’s wine industryOff the back of a hugely successful last round, South Australian wineries are again being encouraged to bring their most exciting cellar door ideas forward by applying for assistance under the South Australian Wine Industry Development Scheme, 2017-1…Read more about New round of hugely successful grants scheme for South Australia’s wine industry
New technology to protect Australia's grain industriesA suite of new smart trapping technology is being developed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) to protect Australia’s grain industries from airborne pests and diseases.Read more about New technology to protect Australia's grain industries
Red-whiskered Bulbuls amnestyA statewide amnesty has been declared to encourage the surrender of any captive Red-whiskered Bulbuls (Pycnonotus jocosus).Read more about Red-whiskered Bulbuls amnesty
Eleven wineries in McLaren Vale share in more than $250,000 in fundingThe McLaren Vale wine region is set to reap the benefits of the State Government’s new $1.8 million Wine Industry Development Scheme, designed to boost visitor numbers and support the wine community across South Australia.Read more about Eleven wineries in McLaren Vale share in more than $250,000 in funding
Three wineries in Langhorne Creek share in almost $75,000 in fundingThe Langhorne Creek wine region is set to reap the benefits of the State Government’s new $1.8 million Wine Industry Development Scheme, designed to boost visitor numbers and support the wine community across South Australia.Read more about Three wineries in Langhorne Creek share in almost $75,000 in funding
Sixteen wineries in the Barossa share in more than $360,000 in fundingThe Barossa wine region is set to reap the benefits of the State Government’s new $1.8 million Wine Industry Development Scheme, designed to boost visitor numbers and support the wine community across South Australia.Read more about Sixteen wineries in the Barossa share in more than $360,000 in funding
$50,000 for Fund My Idea recipients in Whyalla and Central OutbackTwo vital projects in the far and mid north have received $50,000 from the State Government's public-voted Fund My Idea program.Read more about $50,000 for Fund My Idea recipients in Whyalla and Central Outback
Proposed honey bee biosecurity measures out for commentSouth Australian apiarists are reminded there are two weeks left to provide feedback on a discussion paper outlining new biosecurity approaches to manage the risk of disease.Read more about Proposed honey bee biosecurity measures out for comment
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Tasting AustraliaTasting Australia is a journey of South Australia’s produce from paddock to plate and a celebration of real food heroes.The eight-day festival surpasses just eating and drinking to unc...
ABARES Regional Outlook ConferenceJoin others from around your region to hear the latest economic trends and commodity updates from ABARES speakers, as well as business innovation stories and new approaches from local busine...
- 15 Feb
Exotic Plant Pest: Tomato Potato Psyllid and Zebra ChipBiosecurity SA has implemented a new Condition 17 of the Plant Quarantine Standard South Australia, imposing restrictions and prohibitions on hosts in the solanaceae and convolvulaceae famil...
- 13 Dec
Pulpy Kidney alert - Flinders RangesLivestock producers in the Hawker/Cradock and Flinders Ranges region are being advised that pulpy kidney (enterotaxaemia) may be contributing to recent livestock deaths in the area and they ...