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Apple and Pear Australia Limited

Contact Name: Claire Fitchett
Phone: +61 3 9329 3511
Address: 39 O’Connell St
North Melbourne VIC 3051 Australia

Become a Member

APAL encourages new members to join us to be part of an organisation committed to helping Australian apple and pear growers.

Membership of APAL is open to levy-paying producers of apples and / or pears (Class A members) and organisations representing apple and pear growers in each state (Class B Members).

Membership is free.

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About Us

Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL) is the peak industry body representing commercial apple and pear growers in Australia. APAL is charged with providing leadership, support and additional resources to drive key industry initiatives, which meet the goals of the industry strategic plan, (New Horizons 2015: Apple and Pear Industry Plan).

As an investment advisor, APAL provides advice to Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) with regard to the expenditure of research and marketing levies paid by each apple and pear grower in Australia. APAL plays a key role in setting the direction of the investment of research, development and marketing funds raised through the levy system. Through the Industry Advisory Committee, and its subcommittees, APAL provides industry advice on initiatives and strategies to advance the Australian apple and pear industry both domestically and internationally.

APAL also works closely with the industry to provide growers with essential tools and market opportunities to assist industry growth and increase the competitiveness of Australian apple and pear growers. APAL provides a number of services including:

  • Managing the delivery of extension activities and industry communications to help improve grower and supply chain business decision-making that will enhance day-to-day operations.
  • Providing variety evaluation and propagule certification; and
  • Assisting the development of potential export markets to help foster an export culture within the industry.

These activities are funded through the apple and pear grower levies that include voluntary contributions from industry with matched funding from the Australian Government for all research and development activities. These funds and activities are administered through Horticulture Australia Limited in close association with APAL.

In addition, APAL represents the industry to policy makers and regulators across Government on an agri-political level. These activities are funded separately through specific contributions such as Pink Lady™ profits, industry sponsorships and donations.

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