Horticulture links

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Australian government agencies


Horticulture Code of Conduct mediation advisor

Horticulture industry websites

Almond Board of Australia
Apple and Pear Australia Ltd
Australian Asparagus Council
Australian Banana Grower’s Council Inc
Australian Blueberry Growers Association Inc
Australian Custard Apple Growers Association Inc
Australian Ginger Industry Association
Australian Honeybee Industry Council
Australian Horticultural Exporters’ Association
Australian Lychee Growers’ Association
Australian Macadamia Society Ltd
Australian Mango Industry Association
Australian Melon Association Inc
Australian Mushroom Growers Association Ltd
Australian Nut Industry Council Inc
Australian Olive Association Ltd
Australian Organic
Australian Processing Tomato Research Council Inc
Australian Rubus Growers Association Inc
Australian Sweetpotato Growers Association Inc
Australian Table Grape Association Inc
Australian Walnut Industry Association
Australian Prune Industry Association
Avocados Australia Ltd
Botanical Resources Australia Pty Ltd
Cherry Growers of Australia Inc
Chestnuts Australia Inc
Citrus Australia Ltd
Dried Fruits Australia
Fruit Growers Tasmania Inc
Fruit Growers Victoria Ltd
Hazelnut Growers of Australia Inc
National Farmers Federation
New South Wales Farmers Association
Nursery and Garden Industry Australia Ltd
Onions Australia
Papaya Australia
Persimmon Australia Inc
Pistachio Growers Association Inc
Produce Marketing Association Australia – New Zealand Ltd
Protected Cropping Australia
Queensland Farmers Federation
Strawberries Australia Inc
Summerfruit Australia Ltd
Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
The Australian Lavender Growers’ Association Inc
Tropical Exotic Fruit Australia Inc
Turf Producers Australia Ltd
Vegetable Growers Association of Victoria
Vegetables WA
Victorian Farmers Federation
Voice of Horticulture

Horticulture reports

Australian strawberries reputation recovery plan

In September 2018, the Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP and the then Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon. David Littleproud MP, announced a support package for the Australian strawberry industry to regain and retain market share in key export markets, and maintain or restore confidence in the supply chain, following incidents of strawberry tampering.

SenateSHJ was appointed through an open tender process to work with industry to develop a project plan outlining potential activities to support the strawberry industry.

SenateSHJ’s project plan contains insights from industry and related stakeholders. We recommend the project plan be read in conjunction with reports on the strawberry tampering incidents released by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and by SDA Strategic.

There have been considerable developments within the Australian strawberry industry since the tampering incidents occurred. Significantly, the establishment of Berries Australia as a peak body provides coordinated leadership, communication and strategic direction across Australia’s major berry industries (including strawberries). The department will work closely with Berries Australia to assist strawberry growers to build capacity and resilience in the industry.


This report may not meet Australian Government accessibility guidelines. The report has not been prepared by the department.

Research and development

Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation

Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited

Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited (HIA Ltd) is a registered Australian Public Company under the Corporations Act 2001 and is the declared industry services body for the Australian horticulture industry under the Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000 (the HMRDS Act). The declaration was made on 18 November 2014, with effect from 25 November 2014.

As a separate legal entity from the Commonwealth of Australia, the HIA Ltd Board is responsible for directing the company’s operations.

The HIA Ltd Board is accountable to levy payers through the Corporations Act and to the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources through the HMRDS Act. The HMRDS Act provides for a deed of agreement to determine conditions related to HIA Ltd’s role as a declared body.

The Australian Government matches statutory and voluntary industry contributions paid to HIA Ltd for research and development, up to 0.5% of the gross value of production (GVP) of the horticultural industry (excluding the GVP for wine grapes). The 2015–16 forecast funding to HIA Ltd in Australia Government matched funds is expected to be $43.75 million.

Agrifutures Australia - formerly Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)

State and territory agriculture departments

Last reviewed: 11 August 2021
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