Useful Government Agency Links

Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture aims to enhance the sustainability, profitability and competitiveness of Australia’s agriculture, food, fisheries and forestry industries.

Department of Primary Industries

The Department of Primary Industries is a division within NSW Trade & Investment and works to develop and sustain diverse, profitable food and fibre industries, and ensures best practice management of the State’s natural resources.

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

AusIndustry – Business services, provides advice on Federal funding opportunities.

Farm Diversity

Farm Diversity is an initiative of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. Farm Diversity provides information on crop and animal production enterprise alternatives by type and location.

Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast

Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast informs all levels of government, and the community as a whole, about issues that affect the ongoing development of the NSW Mid North Coast.

Local Land Services (LLS)

Local Land Services (LLS) was launched in January 2014 and delivers quality, customer-focused services to farmers, landholders and the community across rural and regional New South Wales. The Local Land Services office is based in Belgrave Street, West Kempsey.

NSW Trade & Investment

NSW Trade & Investment is the lead economic development agency in New South Wales, and is responsible for driving sustainable economic growth across the State.

Primary Producer Industry Groups

National Association for Sustainable Agriculture


NASAA is committed to developing and maintaining organic standards, assisting operators in gaining organic certification, and conducting ongoing compliance supervision.

Department of Primary Industries

The Department of Primary Industries is a division within NSW Trade & Investment and works to develop and sustain diverse, profitable food and fibre industries, and ensures best practice management of the State’s natural resources.

Humane Choice

Humane Choice believes free rang meat and eggs should come from animals that have been free to range outdoors on pasture with plenty of shade, shelter and protection from the elements and predators. The Humane Choice True Free Range is a whole farm accreditation system for Australian and New Zealand true free range, pasture raised pork, beef, lamb, chickien and egg producers

Pulse Australia

Pulse Australia is a peak industry body that represents all sectors of the pulse industry in Australia, from growers and agronomists through to researchers, merchants, traders and exporters.

Australia Macadamia Society

The Australian Macadamia Society (AMS) is the peak industry body for the Australian macadamia industry, and currently has over 600 members who collectively produce 90% of Australia’s macadamias.

Dairy Australia

Dairy Australia is the national services body for dairy farmers and the industry. Dairy Australia’s role is to help farmers adapt to a changing operating environment, and achieve a profitable and sustainable dairy industry.

Kempsey Dairy Industry Group (KDIG)

President, Mike Jeffery, mobile 0418 655 136

Macleay Valley Landcare

The Macleay Landcare Group is a community, member-based not-for-profit organisation, responsible for engaging the local community in key local natural resource issues


NORCO is a dairy co-operative owned by member suppliers who operate Australian dairy farms. NORCO recognises the value a co-operative structure brings to members and communities.

Pasture Raised on Open Fields (PROOF)

pasture raised on open fields

PROOF is a free range certification program for pastured eggs, pork, chicken, beef and lamb from animals that have been raised on pasture in open fields. We offer help, support and promotion for our farmers.

The PROOF Core Values are clear, concise and easy to follow, underpinning standards that provide transparency and information to our consumers. 

PROOF Website

Australian Alpaca Association

The Australian Alpaca Association represents more than 2,000 Australian breeders. The Association provides general information, a breeder directory, events calendar and show results.

Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC)

The Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) aims to maximise the efficient use of industry resources and funds to ensure the long term economic viability, security and prosperity of the Australian Honey Bee industry in Australia.

AHBIC foster, promote, enhance and protect the interests of the Australian Honey Bee Industry and the vitality of its members and represent industry policy at all levels of government, private enterprise and the public.

Future Farmers Network

Future Farmers Network is the professional network for young people working in agribusiness. The network connects likeminded and passionate people from across the agriculture sector as well as providing members with industry intelligence, educational opportunities and professional development.

NSW Farmers

NSW Farmers represent the interests of farmers across NSW. The Association represents Australia’s largest state farming organisation giving dairy farmers a voice on important issues.

NSW Farmers Wesbite

Organic Marketing Company

The Organic Marketing Company is a farmer-owned company focused on providing high quality certified organic and bio-dynamic produce in Australia and internationally.