WoolProducers Australia

A national voice for woolgrowers

WoolProducers Australia plays a key role in working with the companies that are funded by grower funds - whether they are compulsory levies or fees for service - to develop constructive and profitable outcomes for industry. WPA carries the responsibility of appointing a director to the Australian Wool Exchange and the Australia Wool Testing Authority, promoting good corporate governance and ensuring that the interests of growers are paramount.

WPA maintains a close working relationship with Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) as the voice on behalf of their shareholders. WPA aims to contribute to AWI’s programs for the benefit of growers, promoting responsible use of levy funds and ensuring good corporate governance.

WPA is the sole wool industry member of Animal Health Australia, and as such, carries a significant responsibility for decision making on behalf of the industry in the event of an emergency animal disease outbreak. WPA also provides advice to AHA on behalf of the wool industry on a day to day basis through its representation on national animal health and welfare committees.

WPA also works closely with the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry on key issues such as animal health, emergency animal disease outbreak preparedness and industry development.

As the only woolgrower organisation with membership of the National Farmers’ Federation, WPA is responsible for providing key policy advice on behalf of our members to Australia’s peak farm body.  The policy contribution to the National Farmers Federation includes environmental laws and regulations, climate change, water, industrial relations, taxation, international trade issues, economics and training.

Peak body for the woolproducing industry

WPA is the only national organisation that can speak on behalf of the mainstream wool industry and represent the concerns and hopes of wool growers.

It is the peak national body for the wool producing industry in Australia, representing farmers whose primary business is growing wool, and is the national voice on behalf of producers. WPA advocates their interests to the Federal Government and internationally and enables woolgrowers to determine policy and drive change in their industry.

WPA is led by a National Executive made up of woolgrowers from around Australia. Each state farmer organisation member is represented on the executive, while another three members are directly elected by growers Australia-wide.

Democratically elected independent members gives anyone involved with wool growing in Australia the opportunity to be a part of the leadership team. This sets WPA apart from other grower groups and gives it the mantle of the true democratic voice of the Australian wool industry.

This structure is also unique amongst other similar livestock representative bodies in Australia, to which membership is often only available through state farmer organisations.