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
SA/NT agricultural industry to benefit from road upgrade and access improvementsTriple road trains and other combinations up to 53.5 metres long, will soon have access to a decoupling facility, including a livestock transfer tower, on Yorkeys Crossing Road.Read more about SA/NT agricultural industry to benefit from road upgrade and access improvements
Red-whiskered bulbul amnesty ends this monthBird owners are reminded that the current statewide amnesty on captive red-whiskered bulbuls (Pycnonotus jocosus) finishes at the end of the month.Read more about Red-whiskered bulbul amnesty ends this month
Have your say on $50,000 funding for Port Pirie, Yorke and Mid NorthVoting is now open for the Fund My Idea program to provide $50,000 for community projects following the recent Country Cabinet meeting in Port Pirie, Yorke Peninsula and the Mid North.Read more about Have your say on $50,000 funding for Port Pirie, Yorke and Mid North
More than 2,000 delegates come to Adelaide for Hort ConnectionsMore than 2,000 Australian horticulture industry delegates are in Adelaide this week for the biggest horticulture event in Australia, Hort Connections 2017.Read more about More than 2,000 delegates come to Adelaide for Hort Connections
New Mannum District Hospital helipad a lifesaver for the communityRegional Development Minister Geoff Brock is today opening a new helipad at the Mannum District Hospital.Read more about New Mannum District Hospital helipad a lifesaver for the community
New nutcracker arrives at Swan ReachThe new Costa Brothers Hullers and Shellers almond cracking facility has officially opened in Swan Reach today, with the facility boasting new water management and recycling capabilities.Read more about New nutcracker arrives at Swan Reach
Regional Summit to spark conversation on the changing nature of workInnovators and regional leaders will come together in Clare later this month to explore the changing nature of the regional workforce at the third annual Regional Summit.Read more about Regional Summit to spark conversation on the changing nature of work
Goolwa beach closed to Pipi fishingGoolwa Beach is closed to recreational Pipi fishing from today (Friday 5 May 2017), effective immediately, as a precaution following the detection of E. coli levels above what is considered safe for human consumption on Goolwa Beach.Read more about Goolwa beach closed to Pipi fishing
South Australian company awarded $550 000 project for state’s first trial native oyster reefPort Adelaide based Maritime Constructions has been awarded $550 000 to build South Australia’s first trial shellfish reef.Read more about South Australian company awarded $550 000 project for state’s first trial native oyster reef
Phylloxera-free focus protects SA vines during Vintage 2017As the 2017 vintage draws to a close, South Australian growers, wineries and transport companies are to be congratulated for maintaining vigilance in the face of the threat of phylloxera.Read more about Phylloxera-free focus protects SA vines during Vintage 2017
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Country Cabinet Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu PeninsulaOn Sunday 4 to Tuesday 6 June 2017, Premier Jay Weatherill and Cabinet Ministers will visit Kangaroo Island and the Fleurieu Peninsula as part of Country Cabinet Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu...
Farming Together 2017 National ForumIf you have ever wanted to form or expand a farmer-based group … this is the must-see place-to-be. The day-long forum will feature first-hand successful farmer collaborations and expe...
- 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...
- 5 May
Goolwa Beach closed to recreational Pipi fishingEffective 5 May 2017.PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture has closed Goolwa Beach to recreational fishing for Pipi (Goolwa Cockle) due to high levels E.coli found within locally sourced Pipis.Go ...