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 agriculture, food, wine and forestry industries are a vital part of the state's economy, our largest export sector and a major employer. In 2016-17, they generated about $22.5 billion in revenue and accounted for 57% of the state's merchandise exports.
AgTech Strategic Plan triggers $2.4 million investment
22 OctoberNew regional AgTech demonstration farms and start-up hubs are part of a $2.4 million Marshall Liberal Government investment to encourage South Australia's primary producers to further adopt technology to increase productivity and profitability.…Read more about AgTech Strategic Plan triggers $2.4 million investment
Wild dog bounty scheme reaches double century
22 OctoberA wild dog bounty scheme aimed at assisting drought-affected pastoralists is having the desired impact reaching the milestone of 200 wild dogs killed.Read more about Wild dog bounty scheme reaches double century
Seafood Advisory Forum members on the hook
21 OctoberThe members of an expert team established by the Marshall Liberal Government to develop a 10 year growth plan across the South Australian seafood sector have been announced today.Read more about Seafood Advisory Forum members on the hook
Catch and release fishing to be allowed at Port Pirie
16 OctoberCatch and release fishing will be allowed in the waters off Port Pirie during the temporary, precautionary fishing ban, with testing for heavy metals set to start this month.Read more about Catch and release fishing to be allowed at Port Pirie
Drop a line to celebrate National Gone Fishing Day
15 OctoberSouth Australians are being encouraged to get out and take advantage of the great recreational fishing opportunities across the state this Sunday (18 October) to celebrate National Gone Fishing Day.Read more about Drop a line to celebrate National Gone Fishing Day
Plans for a new, improved Biosecurity Act open for consultation
14 OctoberThe Marshall Liberal Government's plans for a modern, simpler, and more effective new Biosecurity Act have been released for public consultation today.Read more about Plans for a new, improved Biosecurity Act open for consultation
SA's premium wine destinations highlighted in awards
12 OctoberNineteen wineries from across South Australia's premium wine destinations have today been announced as finalists in the South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Awards.Read more about SA's premium wine destinations highlighted in awards
New line-up for Recreational Fishing Advisory Council
12 OctoberSix new members and an independent chair have been appointed to the Minister's Recreational Fishing Advisory Council to help deliver better recreational fishing opportunities across South Australia.Read more about New line-up for Recreational Fishing Advisory Council
Vote now to shortlist your 2020 Ag Town of the Year
6 OctoberSeventy towns across South Australia have been nominated for the 2020 Ag Town of the Year award with public voting for the finalists now open.Read more about Vote now to shortlist your 2020 Ag Town of the Year
On the trail of premium spirits in South Australia
6 OctoberRegional tourism will get a boost with the launch of a new Distillery Trail highlighting locations and offerings from South Australia's award winning and burgeoning spirits industry.Read more about On the trail of premium spirits in South Australia
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Developing a new Biosecurity Act for South Australia WebinarWe are now undertaking public consultation on the proposed approach to develop a new Biosecurity Act. The aim is to develop a modern, simpler, and more effective Biosecurity Act that will bu...
SA Merino Sire Evaluation Trial plus Red Meat and Wool Focus FarmSee a progeny of 16 leading Stud Merino sires, side by side. 2019-drop progeny on display in sire groups together with results from measured and visual assessments. The 2020-drop progeny wil...
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