Media Releases and Events

GIWA Noodle Wheat Outlook October 2019

View the full GIWA Noodle Wheat Outlook for October 2019 here (

GIWA Receival Standards 2019

GIWA Receival Standards 2019 - reminder changes oats, canola, barley - download below or visit t..

GIWA Crop Report - September 2019

2019 Season – Harvest estimates drop to below average for WA. View the September 2019 GIWA..

2019 GIWA Forum and GIWA AGM

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11th International Oat Conference 

Oat2020 - Crown Perth, Western Australia

The 11th International Oat Conference will be convened by the GIWA Oat Council on behalf of the International Oat Committee in Perth, Western Australia from 12th to 15th October 2020. 

Provisional Dates: 
Monday, 12th October 2020 (Field Visits to Northam)
Monday, 12th October 2020 (Conference Welcome)
Tuesday, 13th to Thursday, 15th October (Conference Program)
Tuesday, 12th October (4.30pm to 8.30pm): GIWA Forum 2020, peak industry event featuring international industry key note speakers with a focus on the oat consumption in Asian markets.
Wed, 13th October - Oat2020 Conference Dinner

Statement for Quarantine of IOC 2020 Oat Lines

SARDI on behalf of the International Oat Conference 2020 has now sought interest for oat seed samples to enter Australia for anyone wanting to have oat varieties or advanced breeding lines in the nursery for IOC 2020.

Seed should have been sent by Monday, 9 April 2018 to ensure time to pass through a quarantine growth cycle before it can be grown in the field. The Committee is working with Australian Grains Genebank (AGG) to undertake the required quarantine process. All lines sent and processed through quarantine by the AGG would be lodged into the genebank and made publicly available. Please submit a material transfer agreement (MTA) to Sally Norton ( at AGG before sending the seed. About 5 grams of seed is required for the quarantine process. For access to the required import permit and full import instructions on how to send the seed to Australia, please contact Shane King (

Any questions on the process, please contact Dr Pamela Zwer, Principal Oat Breeder, email

Conference & sponsorship enquiries:

Rachel Nash, Marketing and Communications Manager GIWA, Phone: +61 8 6262 2128 or email
Larissa Taylor, CEO GIWA, Phone: +61 8 6262 2128 or email:

Oat2020 International Oat Conference Sponsor Propectus Oat2020 International Oat Conference Sponsor Propectus (2756 KB)

Visit the Oat2020 Conference website here.

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