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
Goolwa Beach closed to Pipi fishingGoolwa Beach is closed to recreational Pipi fishing, for bait and human consumption, (from Sunday 8 January 2017) as a precaution following the detection of E. coli levels above what is considered safe for human consumption on Goolwa Beach, adjacent…Read more about Goolwa Beach closed to Pipi fishing
$10,000 Riverland hailstorm recovery assistance grants availableRiverland hailstorm recovery assistance grants of up to $10,000 are available to help affected primary producers with the clean-up and recovery.Read more about $10,000 Riverland hailstorm recovery assistance grants available
Community Market to celebrate Loxton Research Centre OpeningA community market will be held on Friday, 3 February, from 4pm to 9pm, to celebrate the opening of the $7.5 million Loxton Research Centre redevelopment.Read more about Community Market to celebrate Loxton Research Centre Opening
Murray Cod catch and release opens 1 JanuaryRecreational fishers are being reminded to brush up on their knowledge of the correct Murray Cod handling techniques ahead of the season start on New Year's Day.Read more about Murray Cod catch and release opens 1 January
Ban on importing raw crustaceans from south-east QueenslandThe South Australian Government has implemented a ban on importing raw crustaceans and bait worms sourced from the Logan River area in south-east Queensland, following the detection of White Spot Disease (WSD) in Queensland.Read more about Ban on importing raw crustaceans from south-east Queensland
Spencer Gulf prawn fishery nets sustainability accreditationSouth Australia’s Spencer Gulf King Prawn Fishery has again proven it is top of its class, achieving recertification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).Read more about Spencer Gulf prawn fishery nets sustainability accreditation
Farmers one step closer to being able to apply for poppy cultivation licenceFarmers in South Australia can now formally express their interest in becoming a poppy grower with TPI Enterprises Ltd following the granting of an alkaloid poppy processing licence to the company.Read more about Farmers one step closer to being able to apply for poppy cultivation licence
Stopping the threat of fruit fly at every turnFrom quarantine stations and roadblocks to a new public awareness campaign, the South Australian Government is stopping the threat of fruit fly, one of the most destructive fruit pests which can destroy commercial crops and home gardens, at every tur…Read more about Stopping the threat of fruit fly at every turn
Know your limits this holiday periodRecreational fishers heading out this summer holiday season are being reminded to familiarise themselves with the recent changes to fishing rules.Read more about Know your limits this holiday period
3400 new jobs and $18.6 billion revenue for SA's booming food and wine industrySouth Australia's food and wine revenue has hit a record $18.64 billion and 3400 new jobs have been created in the past year, data released today shows.Read more about 3400 new jobs and $18.6 billion revenue for SA's booming food and wine industry
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Stirling Laneways MarketDates for 2016-17:25 September23 October27 November18 December22 January26 February26 March23 April (Season Finale)Time: 10.00am until 4.00pm Location: Stirling, Adelaide HillsMore informati...
Ebenezer Night MarketsEbenezer Night Markets offer a wide selection of food, jewellery, fashion, artwork and crafts. They run on selected dates during summer.Dates for 2016-17:Friday 25 November 2016Friday 9 Dece...
- 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 ...
- 13 Nov
Riverland Storm recovery hotline and response centreRiverland producers affected by storm damage caused on Friday 11 November 2016 should either:Call the Riverland Storm Recovery hotline on 0476 834 530.Visit the Storm Response Centre located...