The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is committed to ensuring that the WA grains industry can navigate the COVID-19 situation with as little disruption to businesses as possible.
COVID-19 Grains Industry Forum
DPIRD established the COVID-19 Grains Industry Forum to provide a mechanism for two-way communication between government and key industry stakeholders to facilitate industry continuity.
The grains group has approximately 55 members covering the grains industry supply chain, from grains research and development, inputs (chemical, fertiliser and seed), transport, storage and handling, processing, machinery, through to export and trade, and includes other stakeholders such as consultants, industry groups and government.
The group is supported by the Grain Industry Association of Western Australia (GIWA).
COVID-19 resources and references for grain growers
- Department of Agriculture (Federal)
- Grain Growers Limited - COVID-19 resource guide
- GIWA - COVID-19 information
- Grower Group Alliance (GGA) - COVID-19 Risk management compendium
- National Farmer’s Federation (NFF) - Workplace Guide: good information on industrial relations requirements
- Regional Development Commissions - roads and highways intersections with regional boundaries
- Safe Work Australia - Business Resource Kit for COVID-19
- Worksafe WA - work guidelines
- Practices and principles to reduce the risk of COVID-19 impacts on a grain business workplace (developed by DPIRD and the WA Department of Health)
- Grain Trade Australia - options to exporters where it is not possible for the original paper certificate to arrive in time for import clearance.
For further information, please contact:
Director, Grains Research & Industry Innovation
Policy Officer, Grains Research & Industry Innovation
For more information and support during COVID-19, please visit the below: