Published: 21 June 2021 Updated: 8 August 2023
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Oysters Australia (OA) was established in 2011 and is the national peak body working to further the interests of approximately 550+ individuals and businesses located mostly in NSW, South Australia and Tasmania with small production occurring in Western Australia and Queensland.

Industry Partnership Agreement

The FRDC is a key partner for planning and investment in the research, development extension needed to achieve its vision. OA works closely with the FRDC and research providers to focus resources into the RD&E needed to address current priority investment areas. RD&E investment planning and project realisation is undertaken through a collaborative process between OA members and research providers, with priorities developed to address issues identified in the OA Strategic Plan.

Research Priorities

Research, Development and Extension Plan

OA has developed a Strategic Plan 2020-2025 that identifies the following five programs - see the plan:

  • Production and innovation
  • Risk management
  • People and knowledge
  • Post-harvest and market development
  • Industry profile and regulation

Call for Applications

The FRDC invests through a flexible approach. Part of this approach allows the Research Advisory Committees (RACs), Industry Partnership Agreements (IPAs) and Subprograms to call for applications based on their priorities up to three times per year – see whether this IPA has put forward any priorities in the current call for applications.

OA Contact

Anne Stunzner, Executive Officer – (E:

FRDC Management Contact

Wayne Hutchinson – FRDC Portfolio Manager (T +61 2 6122 2153; E:

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