Grain Standards in Western Australia
GIWA is responsible for setting grain receival standards (except wheat) in Western Australia, supporting Grain Trade Australia which sets national wheat grain standards, Australian Oilseeds Federation which sets national oilseeds standards, and Pulse Australia which sets national pulse standards. GIWA is a member of Grain Trade Australia, Australian Oilseeds Federation, Pulse Australia and is the western council supporting Barley Australia. GIWA collaborates with Western Australian bulk handlers to ensure that WA grain standards are fit-for-purpose to customer requirements and maximise returns to the WA grain value chain.
The CBH Group Receival Standards and the Bunge Receival Standards can be found below.
2023 GIWA Standards Review
The Grain Industry Association of Western Australia (GIWA) is the caretaker of grain receival standards in Western Australia and regularly reviews the Western Australian grain receival standards to ensure standards are fit for purpose to end use customer requirements.
GIWA is calling for submissions into WA grain receival standards, excluding wheat, for the 2023 GIWA Standards Review. All sectors of the grain industry including growers, grower groups, industry organisations or private businesses are eligible to make a submission.
The GIWA Standards Committee will review any submissions received, and after considering the impact of the proposed change(s) on the whole grain value chain, will determine whether a change to a receival standard(s) is justified. Before reaching a conclusion on the merits of any proposed changes, the Committee receives input from GIWA’s commodity Councils which each have representation from across the supply chain, obtains additional expert technical advice as required, and actively consults with those sectors of the value chain that will be most impacted by any proposed changes. Depending on the production impact or market response of the receival standards change, minor changes may be implemented in the coming harvest, or in two harvests time if it’s a major change, giving industry time to plan for its implementation. In some cases, changes are introduced as a step-change over two seasons.
The timeline for the 2023 review is:
- 13 March First round call for submissions – closed
- 6 April Closing date for first round submissions – closed
- 28 April Interim Industry Advice Notice published and second round call for submissions – download below
- 25 May Closing date for second round submissions
- 14 July Final Industry Advice Notice for GIWA Standards Review published
The Terms of Reference, submissions template and results of the 2022 GIWA Standards Review can be found below.
Any enquiries can be directed to Peter Nash, Executive Officer, [email protected] on 0413 032 654 or 08 6262 2128.