The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) supports South Australia’s grain industry through:

  • whole-of-chain sustainable industry development
  • partnering with relevant industries to develop and implement strategic plans and associated industry development projects
  • Facilitating partnerships between the state government and industry
  • investment attraction
  • international trade development.

In 2018-19 the South Australian field crops industry generated $3.8 billion or 25% of South Australia's primary industries and agribusiness revenue.

Our continuing goals include ensuring that:

  • grain production systems are environmentally sustainable
  • grains produced satisfy emerging demand for specific purposes
  • maximum value is added to the grain before it leaves South Australia
  • the industry value chain is internationally competitive
  • changes in the nature and scope of the grains industry generate beneficial social outcomes for rural and regional South Australia.

Grant industry funding schemes

Who we work with

PIRSA works with other State Government agencies including:

Commonwealth agencies:

A range of industry participants:


Dave Lewis
Grains Account Manager
Phone: (08) 8429 0472
Mobile: 0409 289 107

Page Last Reviewed: 20 Jul 2016
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