About Strawberries Australia

Strawberries Australia Inc. (SAI) is the peak industry body that represents all strawberry growers within Australia. The purpose and aim of SAI is to develop a professional, innovative and world-leading industry for the benefit of Australian strawberry growers and the wider community.

To achieve this, Strawberries Australia works closely with Hort Innovation to manage the industries’ statutory levy. Proceeds derived from the levy are allocated to research and development in the following areas: pest and disease control, breeding and variety improvement, education and training, and extension of national and international R & D outcomes.

As an Association, our mission is:

“To lead and develop, co-operatively, a profitable and sustainable Australian strawberry industry”

The History of the Association

The strawberry industry first developed a national R&D plan in 1993, funded by the Australian Berryfruit Growers’ Federation and the former Horticultural Research & Development Corporation (HRDC). The industry was successful in raising a national R&D levy, which commenced in April 1997.

Strawberries Australia Incorporated was formed, as a confederation of regional strawberry associations, and is the peak industry body that works with Hort Innovation to advise on, and implement, R&D programs.

In 2019, Strawberries Australia joined forces with other berry industry associations to form Berries Australia Limited.

The Rules of the Association

Strawberries Australia Inc (SAI) is operated under the Associations Incorporation Act (1981).  All membership of the Association and the operation of the Association is governed by the rules of Incorporation.

Association Financial Statements

Strawberries Australia Inc (SAI) is operated under the Associations Incorporation Act (1981).  The Association produces audited financial reports for each financial year.  Members can view the latest financial statement here.

Membership

Strawberries Australia represents the state-based Strawberry Associations.

Those state-based Associations include:

The association of Queensland Strawberry Growers (QSGA) was formed to represent the commercial strawberry growers of Queensland. The QSGA is a “not for profit” membership based organisation that provides a range of services to members and the broader industry to encourage growth and development.

Members include commercial strawberries growers, associated businesses and individuals who are directly involved with our industry. As a grower-led organisation, they aim to work across all aspects of the supply chain, from production to the consumer. And by working together, they continually seek to improve the ability of growers to provide a healthy, profitable and safe product for consumers.

www.qldstrawberries.com.au

Amanda Roy – Secretary  |  0427 833 281   |   accounts@qldstrawberries.com.au

Victorian Strawberry Growers Association

Chloe Thomson – Executive Officer   |  victorianstrawberrygrowers@gmail.com

Office Days: Mon, Tues & Thurs

Western Australian strawberries are grown on about 170 hectares, mostly in the East Wanneroo, Carabooda and Bullsbrook areas north of Perth and provide most local needs as well as about 80% of total strawberry exports from Australia.  The APC Strawberry Producers Committee was established in 1995 after a successful poll of producers by the Agricultural Produce Commission. The Committee covers all Western Australian strawberry producers.

The Committee consists of five members, and represents all main strawberry growing areas in Western Australia.

Committee members are elected for a three year period with terms commencing in June and ending in May of the relevant year. Members may apply for re-election once their period of tenure has expired.

www.apcwa.org.au/producers-committees/strawberry

Our Associate Members

If you are looking for an industry spokesperson, please contact Rachel Mackenzie, Executive Director – Berries Australia.