Agriculture and Water Resources
Wine Australia is a statutory body within the Agriculture and Water Resources portfolio, established on 1 July 2014 under the Wine Australia Act 2013. Wine Australia is the research and development, marketing and regulatory body for the Australian wine industry and it is funded through several industry levies and some user-pays activities as well as matched government funding for research and development. Wine Australia was known as the Australian Grape and Wine Authority prior to 7 November 2017. It replaced the former Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation and the Wine Australia Corporation on 30 June 2014.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Wine Australia Act 2013

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    8

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2014

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Brian Walsh 1 July 2017 30 June 2020
Deputy Chair Dr. Brian Croser AO 1 October 2018 30 September 2021
Director/Non-Executive Director Ms. Catherine Oates 1 October 2018 30 September 2021
Director/Non-Executive Director Mr. Mitchell Taylor 1 October 2018 30 September 2021
Director/Non-Executive Director Dr. Michele Allan 1 October 2018 30 September 2021
Director/Non-Executive Director Ms. Catherine Cooper 1 October 2018 30 September 2021
Director/Non-Executive Director Prof. Peter Hoj 1 October 2018 30 September 2021
Director/Non-Executive Director Ms. Mary Retallack 1 October 2018 30 September 2021
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