NSW Wedding Cap Increase

As of Monday 11 Oct, the cap for guests at weddings in NSW has been lifted from 50 to 100. Great news for the flower industry Australia wide but especially for the florists and growers of NSW. More to come later with regard to vaccination status and requirements. source: NSW introduces ‘major changes’ to roadmap […]

Vaccine Mandate Victoria

Flower Industry Australia will email members Monday 4th October regarding the vaccine mandate announcement by the Victorian Government yesterday.  

Better Aligned Foreign Worker Schemes

The Morrison Government announced on the 14th of Sept 2021 the first stage of reforms to Australia’s labour mobility programs – the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) and the Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) – which will make the programs easier to access, protect worker welfare, and better meet the workforce needs of regional Australia. The centrepiece […]

Crackdown on Illegal Cactus Sales That Threaten Biosecurity

NSW is cracking down on illegal cactus sales that threaten biodiversity and agricultural productivity fearing the weed could spread, causing harm to people and animals and rendering farmland useless. Dozens of plants are prohibited from being sold in NSW including several cactus species such as Aarons beard prickly pear, blind or bunny ears cactus and […]

Fairtrade Flowers – Member Discussion

All FIA members are invited to contribute their thoughts about Fairtrade Flowers in Australia prior to the next meeting of the FIA Board where Fairtrade Flowers are on the agenda. If you have any thoughts or experiences with the Fairtrade Flowers brand please email flowers@flowerindustryaustralia.com.au and your emails will be presented at the next board […]

A Letter From The Board

  20/09/2021 Dear Members,    Well! What a year it has been. Earlier today you were sent an email with a brief list of all the team at Flower Industry Australia have been working on diligently behind the scenes.    We always anticipated the first year of this wonderful association would be filled with government […]

FIA – 1 year on

FIA – 1 year on  Advocated for Country of Origin Labelling to become mandatory for cut flowers  More uptake of Australian-grown flowers  More sustainable practices  Stricter biosecurity measures  Florists to stay open during lockdowns  Submission to COOL Submission to Pest Risk Analysis 2+3 Met with:  Federal Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud  Office of the Federal […]

Serpentine leafminer detected in Western Sydney

Serpentine leafminer detected in Western Sydney 11 Nov 2020 Residents in Western Sydney Region are urged to look out for signs of damage and presence of fly larvae following the detection of Serpentine leafminer in a vegetable crop. NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Manager Biosecurity Prevention & Preparedness Dr Chris Anderson said Western Sydney is a […]