Rule changes for yabby fishing gear
Use of opera house nets to be banned in SA from 1 July 2023Find out more
The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (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 primary industries and agribusiness generated revenue of $15.4 billion in 2020-21 with total direct employment in primary industries and associated processing at 74,000 (full-time equivalent). In the same period, these industries accounted for 47% of the state's merchandise exports.
Funding and support
Learn about funding and support currently available from PIRSA, including funding now open to applications, plus business advice and mental health resources.
There are currently fruit fly outbreaks in the Riverland. Find out where the outbreaks are and understand the restrictions where you live, travel and work.
AgTech is the rapidly evolving tools and technologies that allow agribusiness to innovate, grow and adopt more efficient production practices. Learn more about this growing sector.
River Murray flood 2022
Recovery efforts are under way with dewatering and grants available for primary producers. Find out more.
AquacultureWe help grow South Australia's aquaculture industry while supporting aquatic animal health through surveillance, education and managing disease risks.
Commercial fishingGet information about rules and regulations, licenses and registration plus size limits and management of South Australian commercial fisheries and processors.
Food and beverageSouth Australia’s food and beverage industries are a vital part of the state’s economy and there are major opportunities for growth locally, nationally and overseas.
ForestryWe work with businesses and the community to promote the future of the forestry and wood products industry in South Australia, whilst seeking new opportunities for development.
Grains and cropsGrains produced in SA include wheat, barley, canola, lentils, oats, peas, beans, lupins and chickpeas. See how we support and assist this increasingly sustainable industry.
Grape and wineSouth Australia accounts for almost 80% of Australia’s premium wine production, produced from some of the oldest vines in the world. See how we support this globally renowned industry.
HorticultureSouth Australia is a major producer of premium horticulture, recognised for its excellence in environmentally clean, safe and advanced agricultural production. Learn more about this vital industry.
Livestock, wool and dairyGenerating billions for the economy, we support the livestock industry with services, advice and undertaking research and development to help increase trade and investment.
Strengthening SA's biosecurity through additional investment for sheep and goat eID system
8 JuneThe Malinauskas Labor Government will deliver additional investment as part of the State Government's 2023–24 budget to support the implementation of the first stage of electronic identification (eID) for farmed sheep and goats, to protect Sout…Read more about Strengthening SA's biosecurity through additional investment for sheep and goat eID system
Strengthening our cross-border communities
6 JuneSouth Australia’s first Cross Border Commissioner Liz McKinnon has commenced in her role to enhance regional and economic development for communities straddling border regions of the state.Read more about Strengthening our cross-border communities
Seeding almost complete for 2023–24 crop season
5 JuneThe 2023–24 crop growing season is well under way with the emergence of early sown crops already starting to occur in some areas.Read more about Seeding almost complete for 2023–24 crop season
First round of successful Thriving Communities grant recipients announced
1 JuneFive community projects across the southern Flinders Ranges and Limestone Coast are set to benefit from the State Government’s $600,000 Thriving Communities Program.Read more about First round of successful Thriving Communities grant recipients announced
Still time to claim your fox bounty
31 MayOver 16,000 fox scalps have been claimed from South Australian farmers through the fox bounty program in an aim to help cull the pest and further support drought-affected famersRead more about Still time to claim your fox bounty
SA Dog Fence gets flood repair boost as project reaches major milestone
31 MayRepairs to parts of the South Australian Dog Fence damaged during the 2022 Central and South Australian Floods will receive a $2.67 million funding boost through new disaster support, as the Dog Fence Rebuild project reaches the construction halfway…Read more about SA Dog Fence gets flood repair boost as project reaches major milestone
Port Augusta's fruit fly facility to double in size
30 MayThe $3 million expansion of the National Sterile Insect Technology (SIT) facility at Port Augusta is now under way, helping to drive down fruit fly numbers in South Australia.Read more about Port Augusta's fruit fly facility to double in size
Riverland community unite to fight fruit fly
25 MayRiverland faces and voices are echoing messages about the urgent need to prevent and eradicate fruit fly as part of the State Government’s major awareness campaign: 'Don’t let fruit fly under the radar'.Read more about Riverland community unite to fight fruit fly
Funding for forestry and wood product innovation
23 MayAustralia's forest and wood products industries are set to benefit from more than $6 million of new research funded through the Mount Gambier Centre of the National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (NIFPI).Read more about Funding for forestry and wood product innovation
Rock lobster offender banned
18 MayA 32-year-old Mount Gambier man has been fined and banned from fishing after attempting to sell recreationally caught Southern Rock Lobster on Facebook.Read more about Rock lobster offender banned
The SA Government is supporting our sheep and farmed goat sectors to implement electronic identification (eID) as p… https://t.co/AfY2nxlZpm3 days ago
Register now for this Livestock SA event, supported by the Department of Primary Industries and Regions. Furner:… https://t.co/18q8PJRejS4 days ago
2023 Barossa Pruning Expo & AgTech Field DayNuriootpa Research Centre579 Research Road, Nuriootpa SA 5355ProgramWorkshop 12– 5 pm, including lunchTrade show 8 am – 3.30 pmPellenc, Electrocoup, Felco, Klima, Ecotrellis, AMR...
Loxton AgTech Demonstration Farm Field DayLoxton Research Centre, 1801 Bookpurnong Rd, Loxton SAProgramValue proposition and return on investment of AgTech solutionsWhat to consider when deciding to invest in AgTechOpportunity to en...
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