Queensland Research Advisory Committee


The Queensland Research Advisory Committee (Qld RAC) formerly the Qld FRAB, is an Australian Government statutory authority that was established by the FRDC in March 2016 under the Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989 (PIRD Act).

The committee is expertise-based, composed of membership reflecting the various sectors/stakeholders of fishing and aquaculture across Queensland.

The Qld RAC aims to, on behalf of the jurisdiction of Queensland, invest into research that meets both jurisdictional and, where appropriate, national strategic RD&E goals to addresses the major challenges facing fisheries in Queensland, including the commercial, aquaculture, recreational and indigenous sectors.


Select call for applications for membership on the Queensland Research Advisory Committee - applications close 15 September 2018

The FRDC is calling for applications for membership on the Queensland Research Advisory Committee (QLD RAC).

RACs provide advice to the FRDC on priorities and needs for investment in their respective jurisdictions, taking into account sectors that are not already covered under IPAs, and public good issues within their jurisdiction. The RACs roles and responsibilities are outlined in the RAC Management Procedure.

The FRDC is calling for QLD RAC membership applications for the below positions/expertise:
- Commercial Wild Catch
- Recreational Fishing

To apply for one of these positions please download and complete the Application for membership of QLD RAC and submit it to the FRDC. Applications close 15 September 2018.

Please note that all RAC positions are governed by a Code of Conduct which all members must adhere to.


2018 Second Call for Applications Closed 16 June 2018

The State and Territory RACs, in conjunction with other FRDC Partner groups (IPA's and Subprograms), have released the first open call for applications to be evaluated in 2018. The following priorities have been identified as priorities to this RAC. Note that some priorities are applicable to multiple jurisdictions - for the full list of priorities download them here.


  • Cathy Dichmont – Chair
  • Marshall Betzel
  • Tony Courtney
  • Peter Jackson
  • Eddie Jebreen
  • Rachel Pears
  • Ross Quinn

Priority list:

Call for applications

Stakeholder workshops

FRDC Management Contacts:

Skye Barrett – Executive Officer (M 0419 935 945; E skye.barrett@frdc.com.au)

Leah Fergusson – Secretariat (M 0402 422 605; E leah.fergusson@frdc.com.au)


Meeting dates:

  • Tuesday 23 October 2018
  • Wednesday 6 March 2019
  • Tuesday 16 July 2019
  • Tuesday 15 October 2019


Associated IPAs:

Australian Council of Prawn Fisheries IPA  

Australian Barramundi Farmers’ Association IPA

Australian Prawn Farmers’ Association IPA

Oysters Australia IPA


Related projects are listed below