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Australian agriculture
Awards & conditions
Carbon credits
Climate change
Farm business management
Farm chemicals
Farm management
Finding information
Food production
Food security
Government departments
Natural resources
Organic farming
Professional organisations
Sheep & wool
Spatial imagery
Statistics online
Sustainable farming

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Australian agriculture

ABC Rural Online
Links to websites about rural or primary industry issues.

Farming Ahead Online
Links to information on agriculture from the Kondinin Group.

Latest Australian rural agricultural news. Topics covered include market reports, news, climate, employment and management.

Awards & conditions

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

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

Carbon credits

Carbon Farming Initiative
Enables individuals and entities to earn Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) through activities that store carbon or reduce greenhouse gas emissions on the land.


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

SkillsOne tv – Rural & farming
Information about Australian career opportunities. Links to videos and stories from people training and working in rural and farming jobs.


Water and the Land
Australian weather and agricultural data from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).

Climate change

Adaptation to climate change: the case for agriculture.
Focuses on the challenges in the agricultural industry in facing future effects of climate change in Australia. EBSCO online article - Campbell, Bruce. Issues, 01/03/2011 Issue 94, p26-31

Climate change report concludes move south or plant higher
Research predictions of the impact of climate change on agriculture in Australia till 2070. EBSCO online article - Nelligan, Gerri. Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker, 01/12/2010, Issue 563, p34-36

Farm business management

Farm business and trade
Links from the NSW Department of Primary Industry.

Farm chemicals

National program established for the collection and recycling of cleaned eligible non returnable crop production and on-farm animal health chemical containers.

Safe use and storage of chemicals (including pesticides and herbicides) in agriculture
WorkCover NSW Code of practice

Weed Smart
Information about managing herbicide resistance on farms developed by an industry sponsored Advisory Committee.

Farm management

CSIRO - Farm management
Information about CSIRO research with Australian farmers and producers.

Farm management
Links from the NSW Department of Primary Industry.

Finding information

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

Food production

World Food Situation
Information from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on the state of food and agricultural production across the world.

Food security

Food security portal
Open access policy information portal provides comprehensive and detailed information country-by-country on food policy developments.

Government departments

Agriculture - NSW Department of Primary Industries
Provides services and information to primary industries and rural communities.

Australian Government - Department of Agriculture
Links to Australian, state and territory government information and services for agricultural, fisheries, processed food and forestry industries.

Office locations - NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI)
Alphabetical listing of contact details for all local DPI offices.

Victoria Department of Environment and Primary Industries
Information to support agriculture, and forestry in Victoria.


Australian Horse Industry Council (AHIC)
AHIC represents the interests of the Australian horse industry.

Australian magazine covering many aspects of equine and rider interest, including breeding, training and alternative horse care.

Horse Magazine
Magazine covering equine related topics including horse care and health

Horse talk tv
Programs about horses, training and horse welfare.

Horsesafe code of practice
AHIC code setting out the minimum standard of risk management for the Australian horse industry.

Local Horse Magazine
Australian magazine includes news, educational and informative articles from across every equestrian discipline from Campdrafting to Dressage.

The racehorse
Online horse racing and breeding magazine with information on horse racing and breeding statistics.


Irrigation Australia
Information about the irrigation industry and irrigation practices in Australia.


Animal Health Australia (AHA)
AHA programs aim to position Australia as a world leader in animal health status and systems.

Links from the NSW Dept of Primary Industry.

Livestock Library
Australian site for beef and sheep industry publications.

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) information centre
MLA provides marketing and research services to livestock producers and the red meat industry to help them meet community and consumer expectations.

Natural resources

Australian Government - Department of Environment
Links to information about Australia's national policy, programs and legislation to protect, conserve and promote Australia's environment and heritage.

MurrayDarling Basin Authority (MDBA)
Orgnisation responsible for planning the integrated management of water resources in the MurrayDarling Basin.

Organic farming

Australian Organic
Updates and information about organic and biodynamic production and certification. Links to a wide range of agricultural organisations and other institutions.

National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA)
Australia's leading organic certifier.


Permaculture Australia
Links to information about permaculture projects, training and resources.

Permaculture Principles
Overview of the 12 design principles and the ethical foundation of permaculture.

Permaculture Research Institute
News and information about permaculture topics.

Professional organisations

National Farmers' Federation
Peak Australian farm lobby group. Key priorities are land and water resource security, industrial relations, trade, farm costs, telecommunications, sustainable agriculture and the environment.

NSW Farmers
The NSWFA represents the interests of the state's agricultural sector.

Victorian Farmers Federation
The VFF represents the interests of the state's agricultural sector.


Economic policy analysis and forecasts about Australia's agricultural, fishing, forestry, energy and minerals industries and the quality of the Australian environment.

Cooperative Research Centres (CRC)
The CRC program supports medium to long-term end user driven research collaborations to address major challenges facing Australia.

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. Australia's national science agency researches Agribusiness, Energy and Transport, Environment and Natural Resources, Health, Information, Communication and Services, Manufacturing and Mineral Resources issues.

Sheep & wool

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)
AWI funds wool research, development and implementation of activities to increase the profitability, productivity and sustainability of Australian woolgrowers.

Australian Wool Testing Authority Ltd
Authority responsible for mnaging wool testing services in Australia.

Decision support system to help woolgrowers determine the need for lice treatment, choose the most cost effective control option and minimise residues.


Australian Collaborative Land Evaluation Program (ACLEP)
Australian program providing integrated data and information on land and soil resources.

Australian Soil Resource Information System
Information on soil and land resources across Australia.

CSIRO soil and landscape science
Information on CSIRO’s role in sustaining productivity and improving the condition of Australia’s soil resources

The Australian Soil Classification
Supplementary CSIRO information on soil classification work.

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

Spatial imagery

ANZLIC the Spatial Information Council
Organisation responsible for developing policies and best practice guidelines for spatial data management in Australia and New Zealand.

CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences - Terrestrial Mapping and Monitoring
Australian information about environmental management using spatial data to monitor landcover.

Earth Observation and Satellite Imagery
Australia's main earth resource satellite ground station and data processing facility, managed by the National Earth Observation Group.

Environmental Sensing, Prediction and Reporting - CSIRO Land & Water
Information about current research and tools for land and water management.

Office of Spatial Policy
Information about spatial data coordination and access in Australia.

Statistics online

Australian Bureau of Statistics - Agriculture
Links to Australian statistics about agricultural industries and the environment.

Farm Facts
Facts and figures about Australian agriculture compiled by the National Farmers Federation. Downloadable PDF copy of report available.

Topics at a glance - Agriculture
Newly released Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) statistical reports on agriculture topics.

Sustainable farming

CSIRO - Sustainable farming
Information about CSIRO research with Australian farmers and producers to develop productive, profitable and environmentally sustainable farming practices.


Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Information about Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally.

Imports & exports by country & commodity for food and agriculture.

World's agricultural tradeflows (WATF)
Interactive world map showing trade flows between countries.


CSIRO YouTube Channel
Videos from Australia's national science research agency.


Aghealth Australia
Resources and research to promote farm health and safety.

Farm safety kit
NSW WorkCover resources on improving farm safety, minimising risks and meeting legal obligations.

Farmer Health
Health, wellbeing and safety information and initiatives for farmers and farm workers, from the National Center for Farmer Health.

Farmsafe Australia
Statistics, reports, news and events promoting farm health and safety awareness.

Front end loaders & their attachments on tractors
WorkCover NSW health and safety standards

NSW sheep and beef cattle action plan 2013-2014
To address risks in animal handling, quad bikes, occupational diseases, tractors, implements and attachments, as well as potential dangers to children, WorkCover has worked with industry partners, employer groups and members of the community to develop this action plan.

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

Rural health issues
Better Health Channel links and information for rural families, including coping with stress

Safe use and storage of chemicals
WorkCover code of practice covering the use and storage of farm chemicals, including pesticides and herbicides.

Slashers : a guide on health & safety standards
WorkCover NSW guide

Stephen Galls ATV Safety Institute
Videos outlining the basic techniques for the safe operation of your ATV.


QuickLinks - youth subtopics
Links to online resources on a range of topics for and about youth.