Growers and marketers of raspberries and blackberries (known as Rubus) are represented by the organisation now known as Raspberries and Blackberries Australia Inc. (RABA).
Previously known as the Australian Rubus Growers Association, it was established in Australia as a Victorian state industry Association in 1983, going national in 1987 in recognition that its membership was increasingly drawn from all parts of Australia. Some growers also produce currants and gooseberries of the related group known as Ribes.
Raspberries & Blackberries Australia was incorporated in 1999 as a not-for-profit association to work on behalf of growers in the industry. The industry introduced a compulsory levy in 2006 and this has help to fund the research and development activities needed to help the industry to grow significantly.
Starting from a small base, there are now over 100 growers across Rubus in nearly all states and territories, with Raspberries being one of the fastest growing fresh fruits in recent years.
In 2019, RABA joined forces with other berry industry associations to form Berries Australia Limited.