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.

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
  • David Bateman
  • Peter Jackson
  • 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: 

2018 Qld RAC Meeting Dates:    Tuesday 20 March

                                                     Tuesday 11 July

                                                     Tuesday 23 October


Associated IPAs:

Australian Council of Prawn Fisheries IPA  

Australian Barramundi Farmers’ Association IPA

Australian Prawn Farmers’ Association IPA

Oysters Australia IPA