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 reopens to Pipi fishingGoolwa Beach reopens for recreational Pipi (Goolwa Cockle) fishing on Saturday 25 February 2017.Read more about Goolwa Beach reopens to Pipi fishing
Gawler River floodplains producers back to businessNorthern Adelaide Plains vegetable and fruit growers are returning to production, with harvest underway and flood waste removed from their properties.Read more about Gawler River floodplains producers back to business
Assistance for primary producers extended to Mid Murray in South AustraliaMinister for Justice Michael Keenan and South Australian Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Leon Bignell today announced that Category C assistance for primary producers would be extended to the local government area of Mid Murray following…Read more about Assistance for primary producers extended to Mid Murray in South Australia
Pet vaccine reminder ahead of new moves to tackle wild rabbitsSouth Australian pet rabbit owners and commercial rabbit farmers are reminded to make sure vaccinations are up to date ahead of the national release of the new strain of calicivirus RHDV1 K5 next month to manage the growing feral rabbit population.…Read more about Pet vaccine reminder ahead of new moves to tackle wild rabbits
New saleyard for Crystal BrookA new sheep and lamb saleyard is set to be established at Crystal Brook, with support from a $115,000 Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Futures Program grant.Read more about New saleyard for Crystal Brook
George the Farmer co-creator wins the 2017 SA Rural Women's AwardSimone Kain’s passion for teaching children about where their food comes from has helped her win the 2017 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award.Read more about George the Farmer co-creator wins the 2017 SA Rural Women's Award
Jobs and growth for Port Pirie home improvement businessA Port Pirie home improvement business is poised to capitalise on niche market opportunities through support from a State Government grant.Read more about Jobs and growth for Port Pirie home improvement business
Livestock care in extreme heatLivestock owners are reminded to take special care of their stock over the coming days of extreme heat.Read more about Livestock care in extreme heat
Finalists announced for SA Rural Women’s AwardThree finalists are in the running to be named the 2017 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award recipient for South Australia.Read more about Finalists announced for SA Rural Women’s Award
New Loxton Research Centre videoCheck out our new video on the Loxton Research Centre.Read more about New Loxton Research Centre video
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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...
- 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...
- 8 Feb
Sand Crab kill at TennysonPIRSA is aware of dead sand crabs at Tennyson Beach and is currently investigating the issue. A site inspection is being conducted today along with samples collected to determine the cause o...