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Victoria Research Advisory Committee


VICRAC, formerly Fisheries Research Advisory Body (FRAB), is an Australian Government statutory authority that was established by the FRDC in March 2016 under the Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989 (PIRD Act). VICRAC is an expertise-based committee, with membership reflecting the various sectors/stakeholders of fishing and aquaculture in Victoria.

2018 Second Call for Applications Now Open

The State and Territory RACs, in conjunction with other FRDC Partner groups (IPA's and Subprograms), have released the first open call for applications to be evaluated in 2018. The following priorities have been identified as priorities to this RAC. Note that some priorities are applicable to multiple jurisdictions - for the full list of priorities download them here.



  • Peter Rankin – Chair
  • Kirsten Abernethy
  • Russell Conway
  • Craig Fox
  • Mark Gervis
  • Mike Gilby
  • Andy Moore
  • Josiah Pit


Priority list:

Call for applications

Stakeholder workshops


RDE plan:

Victoria RAC Research, Development and Extension Plan 2017-2022


FRDC Management Contacts:

Chris Izzo – Executive Officer (M 0419 852 723; E christopher.izzo@frdc.com.au)

Alison Connelly – Secretariat (M 0437 694 485; E alison.connelly@frdc.com.au)


Meeting dates: 

VICRAC meeting no. 7 – 28 March 2018

VICRAC meeting no. 8 – 19 July 2018

VICRAC meeting no. 9 – 18 October 2018


VICRAC meeting no. 10 – 28 March 2019

VICRAC meeting no. 11 – 18 July 2019

VICRAC meeting no. 12 – 17 October 2019

Associated IPAs:

Australian Abalone Growers Association IPA - http://frdc.uat.frdc.com.au/Partners/IPA-groups/AAGA