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
Fruit Fly outbreak declared in Woodville GardensBiosecurity SA has declared an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) in Woodville Gardens following the detection of three male flies in the area on Friday 19 January 2018 and a total of five single flies within the previous 14 days.Read more about Fruit Fly outbreak declared in Woodville Gardens
Livestock care in extreme heatLivestock owners are reminded to take special care of their stock during the current period of extreme heat.Read more about Livestock care in extreme heat
Regional Development Fund helps to engineer jobs in Mount GambierThe $2.1 million expansion of Whitty Engineering’s Mount Gambier operations is opening doors in the United States and around the world.Read more about Regional Development Fund helps to engineer jobs in Mount Gambier
Jobs growth in new Naracoorte specialist seed processing plantTen new FTE jobs will be created and the Limestone Coast will become a world-leading specialist seed processing hub with the construction of a new $5.4 million plant.Read more about Jobs growth in new Naracoorte specialist seed processing plant
Grant bolsters spirits at McLaren Vale wineryA joint venture between a McLaren Vale winery and a new spirits distillery will create 15 fulltime equivalent jobs, while showcasing some of South Australia’s best wine and spirits in the one place.Read more about Grant bolsters spirits at McLaren Vale winery
Water users at West Lakes to remain vigilantWaters users at West Lakes can still enjoy recreational fishing and boating, however should remain vigilant following yesterday’s discovery of a fish kill.Read more about Water users at West Lakes to remain vigilant
Fruit Fly outbreak declared in West HindmarshBiosecurity SA has declared an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) in West Hindmarsh following the discovery of a gravid (with eggs) female in the area on Monday, 8 January.Read more about Fruit Fly outbreak declared in West Hindmarsh
Controlled clean up begins after Thomas Foods abattoir fireA controlled clean-up will begin today at the Thomas Foods International, Murray Bridge abattoir, after a fire caused significant damage to the plant last week.Read more about Controlled clean up begins after Thomas Foods abattoir fire
Agricultural impact assessment of Sherwood fire continuesThe assessment on the impact of stock and other agricultural losses as a result of the Sherwood fire continues.Read more about Agricultural impact assessment of Sherwood fire continues
Top three fishing rules reminder this summer seasonRecreational fishers heading out on the water this summer are being urged to keep in mind our top three fishing rules this holiday period.Read more about Top three fishing rules reminder this summer season
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Tunarama FestivalHome to the World Famous Tuna Toss, the Port Lincoln Tunarama Festival is held annually on the closest weekend to the Australia Day holiday in January. With a wide array of participation eve...
Crush FestivalDiscover what's cool about the Adelaide Hills during CRUSH, a sensory summer weekend of stylish wines, regional produce, earthy music, art and theatre.Website: www.crushfestival.com.au...
- 27 Dec
Port Noarlunga Reef prohibition on spearfishingSpear fishing by hand, gun or other device is prohibited in the Port Noarlunga Reef area.This is consistent with the historical use of the Port Noarlunga Reef as a highly popular swimming lo...
- 20 Jan
Fruit fly outbreaks in Woodville Gardens & West Hindmarsh areasAn outbreak of Queensland Fruit Fly (Q-fly) has been declared in the Woodville Gardens area following the detection of three male flies in the area on Friday 19 January 2018, and a total of ...