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.
South Australia's agriculture, food, wine and forestry industries are a vital part of the state's economy, our largest export sector and a major employer. In 2016-17, they generated about $22.5 billion in revenue and accounted for 57% of the state's merchandise exports.
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
Candidates announced for new recreational fishing body
15 FebruaryThere will be 42 individual candidates up for election to the new Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council, revealed today by the State Government.Read more about Candidates announced for new recreational fishing body
War declared on Loxton outbreak with sterile fly release
15 FebruaryThe State Government has declared war on the Loxton Queensland fruit fly outbreak with the release of millions of sterile flies beginning this week in a major assault to get rid of the pest.Read more about War declared on Loxton outbreak with sterile fly release
$400,000 to support apple, pear and cherry growers zap energy costs
13 FebruaryMore than 20 South Australian apple, pear and cherry growers are set to benefit from a $400,000 State Government grant for new infrastructure aimed at reducing on-farm energy costs.Read more about $400,000 to support apple, pear and cherry growers zap energy costs
Nominations closing soon for SA Agricultural Town of the Year award
13 FebruaryMinister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone is calling on regional communities to put forward a South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year before nominations close this Friday.Read more about Nominations closing soon for SA Agricultural Town of the Year award
Finalists announced for SA Rural Women's Award
12 FebruaryFour finalists have been announced for the 2019 South Australian AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award, recognising their leadership qualities and commitment to regional South Australian industries, business and communities.Read more about Finalists announced for SA Rural Women's Award
State Government delivers transparency to seafood sector
6 FebruaryThe State Government has delivered on an election commitment to the seafood sector as it releases the KPMG report into PIRSA’s cost recovery of fisheries and aquaculture.Read more about State Government delivers transparency to seafood sector
Multi-million dollar wine tourism campaign launched for SA regions
6 FebruaryThe State Government has launched more than $3 million of wine tourism campaigns designed to attract international visitors to the state’s famous wine regions.Read more about Multi-million dollar wine tourism campaign launched for SA regions
Don’t get the drift - think before you spray
31 JanuaryWith recent hot weather think about your neighbours, particularly those with vineyards, and don’t underestimate the potential distance of impact before spraying summer weeds, PIRSA Biosecurity SA reminds producers.Read more about Don’t get the drift - think before you spray
SA oyster industry on the road to recovery
31 JanuaryThe South Australian oyster industry is a step closer to recovery - no longer needing government supplied juvenile oysters (spat) - and able to rely solely on spat produced by four commercial Eyre Peninsula suppliers.Read more about SA oyster industry on the road to recovery
South Australia's food and wine revenue reaches record $20.3 billion
27 JanuarySouth Australia’s food and wine industries have been acknowledged for their outstanding contribution to the state’s economy as revenue reaches record levels, according to the State Government’s 2017-18 Primary Industries Scorecard r…Read more about South Australia's food and wine revenue reaches record $20.3 billion
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Save Our Mates: Men's Wellbeing RoadshowsThe Save our Mates Men's Wellbeing Roadshow is a two month long mental health campaign targeted at helping men of all ages. Speakers Jeremy Forbes, Joe Williams and Anthony Hart will deliver...
One Biosecurity registration workshopsLivestock SA is hosting a series of small group sessions to allow producers to get connected with One Biosecurity.Bring your iPad, tablet or laptop – internet (WIFI) will be supplied, ...