The Western Australian grains sector is the state’s fourth largest resource industry generating more than $4.7 billion or 59 per cent of the state’s gross value of agricultural production. The industry is in the unique position of exporting more than 80 per cent of its grain, making an efficient and fair logistics system from farm-gate to port a primary focus of the WAFarmers Grains Council. 

The WAFarmers Grains Council’s aim is for grain producers to be recognised as the key stakeholders of the grains industry and that their views are heard on both a state and national level. The Grains Council is also focused on ensuring supply chain costs are kept to a minimum and that grain producers have access to the necessary tools to ensure their profitability and viability into the future.

On a daily basis, the Grains Council represents growers on a wide range of industry issues including:

  • Receival standards;
  • Export marketing arrangements;
  • Industry beneficial functions;
  • Research and development;
  • Grain on rail;
  • Agricultural chemicals;
  • Storage, handling and logistics; and,
  • Biosecurity.

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Recent submissions:


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