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A clear vision
Established in 1899, Vinehealth Australia is an independent statutory authority in South Australia with a single-minded focus on grape and wine biosecurity.
We obtain our powers and functions from our governing legislation, the Phylloxera and Grape Industry Act 1995. The overriding aim of the Act is to provide for the protection of vineyards from pests, and to assist and support the grape and wine industry in South Australia.
The impact of Vinehealth Australia on the grape and wine biosecurity landscape is powerful.
With a deep understanding of the supply chain and industry dynamics, Vinehealth Australia partners with growers, winemakers, suppliers and industry stakeholders to empower them with tools, information and expertise to safeguard their vineyards and wines from pests.
In the event of an incursion, Vinehealth Australia uses its biosecurity expertise and assets to provide counsel to government and support industry to manage and recover.
Vinehealth Australia is viewed as an honest broker between government and industry on biosecurity matters and holds the enviable position of being everyone’s informed advocate.
The enduring and strong working relationship Vinehealth Australia has with the South Australia government, and particularly the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA), enables strategic and operational biosecurity work for industry. PIRSA continues to rely on Vinehealth Australia for counsel, operational activities and consultation with industry on various matters.