CHATSWOOD, AUSTRALIA — Applications are being accepted for the Grains Australia Wheat Council, which is seeking individuals with skills and experience across the Australian wheat industry including in research, breeding, production, trade and storage, grain handling or processing and consumers to serve two-year terms.

The Wheat Council is one of several Commodity Councils being established by Grains Australia to represent and provide advice to the board on behalf of individual grain commodities including barley, oats, oilseeds, pulses and wheat. 

Grains Australia Commodity Councils provide advice to help guide the development of Grains Australia’s strategic direction regarding its three key strategic pillars – classification, trade and market access, and market information and education. 

“We’re looking for people that can provide sound, strategic advice to Grains Australia on the unique needs and priorities of the wheat industry across classification, trade and market access, and information and education,” said Andrew Young, interim chief executive officer of Grains Australia.

The Barley Council is already in operation following the merger of Barley Australia and Grains Australia in early May 2022. The establishment of the Grains Australia Wheat Council comes as the integration of Wheat Quality Australia into Grains Australia is now finalized. 

The new Grains Australia Wheat Council will take over from the previous Wheat Classification Council with an expanded responsibility for overseeing not only Australia’s wheat classification system but also identifying wheat industry trade and market access priorities and requirements for wheat market information and education. 

“Membership of the Wheat Council will be extended to individuals based on their skills and experience; their diversity in terms of gender, background, supply chain knowledge and geography; and of course, on the basis that they have a deep understanding of the Australian wheat industry,” Young said.

Appointments to the Wheat Council will be at the discretion of the Grains Australia Board for a period of two years, with the option to be extended for consecutive terms for a maximum of three terms. Fill out an application before June 13 at