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
Last chance for River Murray irrigators to access 3IP grant fundingRound Four of the $240 million South Australian River Murray Sustainability Irrigation Industry Improvement Program (3IP) is now open for Expressions of Interest - with almost $40 million available for irrigators.Read more about Last chance for River Murray irrigators to access 3IP grant funding
RDIF helps grow Renmark design businessA new location and expanded premises has seen well-known Renmark design business, Tri State Graphics, increased its workload, employ three new staff and take on new services.Read more about RDIF helps grow Renmark design business
90-day transport project reaps $56m in benefits as work starts on Eudunda bypassWorks will start this week on a heavy vehicle bypass at Eudunda - one of the reforms from a 90-day transport project which has already saved the agricultural industry more than $50 million in transport costs.Read more about 90-day transport project reaps $56m in benefits as work starts on Eudunda bypass
SA Pipi fishery rakes in sustainability accreditationSouth Australia’s commercial Pipi fishery has reaffirmed its sustainability credentials by achieving Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) recertification.Read more about SA Pipi fishery rakes in sustainability accreditation
South Australia's estimated record-breaking crop harvestSouth Australia’s grain farmers have produced an estimated record-breaking 11.1 million tonne harvest for 2016-17, worth a projected $2.2 billion at the farm gate.Read more about South Australia's estimated record-breaking crop harvest
Grants available to help businesses break into premium export marketsSouth Australia’s food and beverage businesses are being encouraged to gain industry-standard third-party certifications needed to tap into new markets and attract discerning consumers.Read more about Grants available to help businesses break into premium export markets
Funding to kick-start food innovation in SA as successful applicants reap rewardsSeven new food innovation projects, including developing freeze-dried raw honey crystals and an apple spirit produced from cider pulp waste, have received State Government funding as a new round of grants to help more businesses opens.Read more about Funding to kick-start food innovation in SA as successful applicants reap rewards
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
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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...
Food South Australia Summit - New DirectionsThe annual Food South Australia Summit is the peak food industry conference for South Australia, and is attended by industry leaders in food production and manufacturing, distributors, retai...
- 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...
- 13 Dec
Pulpy Kidney alert - Flinders RangesLivestock producers in the Hawker/Cradock and Flinders Ranges region are being advised that pulpy kidney (enterotaxaemia) may be contributing to recent livestock deaths in the area and they ...