Dried Fruits Australia has represented the interests of dried grape growers for more than 100 years. DFA is a voice for the industry, acting for producers on a national and international level and working to grow our sector.

There are two types of membership. Dried grape growers can register to become full members, while producers of other horticultural products and people with an interest in the dried grape industry can become associate members.

Member benefits
Industrial relations
  • National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) – advocacy on key government issues
  • VECCI – specific information on industrial relations issues
  • Block Wages Update
  • Reference materials – annual Spray Diary, Dried Grape Production Manual, A Practical Safety Guide for the Horticulture Industry, Best Practice Guides
  • Newsletter – covers important grower information, including industry trends, events and weather outlooks
  • The Vine – quarterly magazine for the dried fruits and table grape industries
  • Website and online library – houses industry news, research and reports dating back to the 1930s
  • Dedicated communications officer
Industry development
  • Commercialisation of new dried grape varieties
  • Information forums and training sessions
  • Grower events including field walks, study tours and networking opportunities
  • Field officer – works part-time with growers to improve best practice management
Horticulture Innovation Australia
  • Active involvement in investment of R&D and marketing levies
  • Focus on export marketing opportunities – representation at conferences and trade shows
Grant funding
  • Innovation Grants – up to four awarded per year to recognise grower innovations
  • Dried Vine Fruit Diversification and Sustainability Initiative funding
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