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Agrifood in Western Australia

Western Australia vast geography makes it ripe for investment in agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries, or food and beverage manufacturing. The diverse climate enables the production of a wide range of products.

In 2019–20, agricultural production in WA was worth A$8.8 billion and the sector employed approximately 30,000 people.

Incentives, grants and support

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development assists agribusinesses by:
    • providing bespoke project facilitation and supports for businesses throughout the different stages of their growth cycle
    • delivering programs that support capacity building and business growth
    • facilitating export market access and trade connections
    • driving domestic consumer demand for WA produce through the Buy West Eat Best program
    • supporting agribusinesses to navigate and secure regulatory approvals with relevant government departments
    • supporting businesses to be ‘investor ready’ – there are a number of programs and resources available for small and medium-sized agriculture, food and beverage businesses to help them attract and secure investment.
  • The HARVEST Accelerator program is designed specifically for agtech start ups looking to innovate in the agrifood industry.
  • The New Industries Fund supports new and emerging businesses with a range of programs including innovation hubs, the WA Innovator of the Year awards and the Innovation Vouchers Program.
  • Invest & Trade Western Australia has a team of business facilitation professionals who can work with you to assess your business requirements and connect you with relevant government and industry stakeholders.