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Government departments
Local government
Parks & gardens
Professional organisations
Seed Mapping project

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Awards & conditions

Awards - Fair Work Australia
Find the current award for your industry or job plus information about awards in Australia.

Horticulture Award
Information about employment conditions and pay rates in New South Wales for workers on farms, orchards, agricultural holdings, flower and vegetable market gardens.

Local Government Industry Award
Information about employment conditions and pay rates in New South Wales for local government employees, including parks and garden workers.

Nursery Award
Information about employment conditions and pay rates in New South Wales for workers on nurseries.

QuickLinks - Industrial relations - Awards & conditions
Links to award conditions and rates for various industries.

Racing Industry Ground Maintenance Award
Information about employment conditions and pay rates in New South Wales for workers at race clubs, including gardeners and turf layers.

Registered and Licenced Clubs Award
Information about employment conditions and pay rates in New South Wales for workers at clubs, including gardeners and greenkeepers at bowling and golf clubs.


Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research (CPBR)
Information on botanical research, conservation, management and use of Australian flora.


See QuickLinks - Job seeking - Careers
Links to information about different careers and finding jobs.

SkillsOne tv
Information about Australian career opportunities and the skills currently in high demand. Link to videos and stories from people training and working in the trades.

Finding information

Finding information for Horticulture
Library guide to finding the topic information you need when you want it.


Australian city farms & community gardens network
Community gardens are places where people come together to grow fresh food, to learn, relax and make new friends. The Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network connects community gardeners around Australia.

Gardening Australia
ABC program website with information and inspiration for Australian gardeners.

Gardening Links: the WWW Virtual Library
Searchable listing of links to general and international gardening websites.

GardenWeb Australia
Gardening information including access to forums, tips, botanical terms and a plant database.

Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA)
Not-for-profit, non-government organisation which aims to protect and enhance the Australian environment by promoting the benefits of sustainable horticulture.

Government departments

Australian Government - Land & Water Australia
Archive of information about managing Australia landscapes from 1990 to 2009.

DAFF – Agriculture and Food - Horticulture
Provides assistance to facilitate growth and development of the Australian horticulture industry.

Horticulture - NSW Department of Primary Industries
Information about available services plus links to recommended resources.


Irrigation Australia
Information about the irrigation industry and irrigation practices in Australia for urban and rural irrigators.

National Irrigators’ Council
Peak body for irrigators in Australia, providing policy and political voice for those who use water for commercial agricultural or horticultural purposes

National Program for Sustainable Irrigation
Program to research and innovation to improve the environmental and productive performance of irrigation in Australia.


Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
Australian organisation representing accredited practising landscape architects.

Landscape Architecture Australia
Magazine of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

Landscape Association NSW & ACT (LNA)
Information for landscapers, their suppliers and customers.

Landscape Outlook
Quarterly magazine for Australian landscape designers and landscape architects, horticulturists, arborculturists and landscape contractors.

Outdoor Design Source (ODS): online directory of landscaping products and services
Information resource to find Australian suppliers of products and services used in all landscape and external works projects.

Local government

QuickLinks - Local government
Links to the websites of local councils and shires in the Riverina area.

Parks & gardens

Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG)
The ANBG maintains a scientific collection of native plants from all parts of Australia. The plants are displayed for the enjoyment and education of visitors and are used for research into plant classification and biology

Australia's Open Garden Scheme
Non-profit organisation promoting information and enjoyment of gardens and gardening by opening Australia's most inspiring private gardens to the public.

Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA)
Professional network, industry representation and business development initiatives for Australian growers, wholesalers, retailers and allied traders.

Parks and Leisure Australia
Australian organisation representing public parks, botanic gardens, open space environments plus recreation and leisure facilities and services.


Australian National Herbarium & Australian National Botanic Gardens Botanical information
Information on growing Australian plants. Locate plants by keyword or plant name search of the botanical databases.

Australian Native Plants Society (Australia)
Information on the natural distribution, cultivation, and propagation of a range of Australian plants.

Murray and Murrumbidgee Virtual Herbarium
View specimen information and images of native vegetation and plants used in revegetation for the South West Slopes and Riverina areas of NSW.

Professional organisations

AuSHS The Australian Society of Horticultural Science
Professional orgnaisation for the promotion and enhancement of Australian horticultural science and industry.

Australian Institute of Horticulture (AIH)
Australian organisation representing the interests of professional horticulturalists.


CSIRO Plant Industry
Information about profitable and sustainable agrifood, fibre and horticultural industries, new plant products and improved natural resource management.

Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL)
National research, development and marketing organisation for the Horitculture sector. Information about projects and events.

Seed Mapping project

RI - PIC Seed Mapping & Digital Library Project wiki
Wiki for project members at TAFE NSW Riverina Instititute to record progress, communicate information and access to project resources. Access available only to wiki members.

Seed collection - class wiki
Class wiki for students in Jeanette Coventry's seed collection class for the PIC Seed Mapping Project at TAFE NSW Riverina Instititute.


The Living Soil
This CSIRO video shows the life of the soil and what lives in the soil.


Australian Golf Course Superintendents' Association (AGCSA)
Organisation supporting professional golf course management in Australia.

Turf Australia
Representative body of the Turf industry comprising levy paying turf producers and individual members Australia wide. 'Turf Australia' is the face of the TPA and is working to highlight the benefits of turf to the broader community through the 'Grow Green' message.

Turf Grass Association of Australia (TGAA)
National organisation representing all turf managers and related trades in the Australian turf industry.


Australia’s water
Information from the Australian Department of Environment about water policy and resources.

NSW Office of Water
Department of Primary Industries section responsible for the management of the state's surface water and groundwater resources.

Recycled Water in Australia
Archived site. Information about recycling water from wastewater in Australia.

Soil water monitoring and irrigation scheduling
Publications and information from the NSW Department of Primary Industries.


Information from the NSW Department of Primary Industries about weeds.

Information from the Victorian Deptartment of Primary Industries, Agriculture about weeds.

Weeds in Australia
Information on identifying and managing weeds which Invasive weeds are a serious threat to Australia's natural environment and primary production industries.


A practical safety guide for the horticultural industry in the Murray Valley
Guide to managing hazards and applying safe work practices in the fruit, citrus and grape growing industries.

Amenity Tree Industry: code of practice
WorkCover NSW guide to health and safety.

Front end loaders and their attachments on tractors: A guide on health and safety standards
WorkCover NSW guide to safe work practices.

Occupational Health & Safety Risk in the Horticulture Industries
Facts and figures about health and safety in horticulture industries in Australia.

Pest management and fumigation
WorkCover NSW information on pesticide registration and use.

Quad bike safety
WorkCover NSW information on quad bike safety.

QuickLinks - Work Health & Safety (WHS)
Links to information on work health and safety topics.

Safe Use of Tractors: Guide
WorkCover NSW information about the safe use of tractors and related safety alerts.

Slashers: a guide on health and safety standards
Safety information on slashers, from WorkCover NSW