Advocacy

WAFarmers advocates on behalf of more than 3,500 farmers across Western Australia. The industries represented are Grains, Livestock (meat and wool), Dairy, Bees, Transport and General Section.

The role of WAFarmers is to provide Western Australian farmers with the best representation possible and to advocate at state and national levels in order to achieve the best outcome for farmers.

Some of the roles of WAFarmers include:

  • Engaging with politicians and key industry stakeholders;
  • State and national representation;
  • Policy development;
  • Presence in the media; and,
  • Information dissemination.

WAFarmers has councils and committees that deal with policy development and advocacy first-hand for each commodity. These councils receive information directly from our members and work together with the respective officer to structure policy submissions to present to government. 

Please click on the links to the left to learn more about each industry we represent.

 

testimonials

After about 10 years farming on my own, I was searching for a way to gain knowledge about farming, outside family members, but found it difficult to talk 'farming' with other farmers in the area. As my father had been a member of WAFarmers for a long time, I decided to go to a few meetings and see how it went. It wasn't long before I was 'roped in' and representing the zone. I enjoy on farm research and development information that I get from being a member.

John Moyes