South Australia Research Advisory Committee


The FRDC places considerable emphasis on the advice of the South Australian Research Advisory Committee (SARAC) in prioritising the need for RD&E activities and assessing the quality of science and alignment with South Australia’s industry and broader government (i.e. fisheries and aquaculture management) and hence community needs and opportunities and the FRDCs national RD&E Plan.

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.



  • Don Plowman – Chair
  • Gavin Begg
  • Bart Butson
  • David Hall
  • Gloria Jones   
  • Trudy McGowan
  • Sean Sloan
  • Tony Smith
  • Paul Watson     


Priority list:

Call for applications

Stakeholder workshops


RDE plan:

SA RAC Research, Development and Extension Plan 2017-2022


FRDC Management Contacts:

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

Alison Connelly – Secretariat (M 0437 694 485; E alison.connelly@frdc.com.au)


Meeting dates: 

SARAC meeting no. 9 – 30 October 2018


SARAC meeting no. 10 – 12 March 2019

SARAC meeting no. 11 – 30 July 2019

SARAC meeting no. 12 – 29 October 2019


Associated IPAs:

Australian Council of Prawn Fisheries IPA  

Abalone Council of Australia IPA  

Australian Abalone Growers Association IPA

Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association IPA

Oysters Australia IPA

Southern Rock Lobster IPAhttp://frdc.uat.frdc.com.au/Partners/IPA-groups/SRL


Related projects are listed below