The Wine Grape Council of SA (WGCSA) is the peak body for South Australian grapegrowers
funded through a voluntary levy paid on all winegrapes sold from SA vineyards.
Labour Hire and Contractor Licensing Law set to commence on 31 August 2019
After much uncertainty, the South Australian Government announced on 7 June that the Labour Hire Licensing Act (the Act) will be enforced from 31 August 2019 after motions to repeal the Act failed in the Legislative Council.
Consumer and Business Services announced the news and will be responsible to managing and enforcing the new labour hire requirements. Applications for licenses will open on 14 June 2019.
Mary Retallack announces WGCSA EcoVineyards project
We interviewed viticulturist Mary Retallack to find out about the new EcoVineyards project.
The EcoVineyard project is a combined effort from the Wine Grape Council of South Australia and Mary Retallack from Retallack Viticulture.
This project is supported by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, through funding from Australian Government's National Landcare Program.
Free Fit4Work resources available for growers to download
The recent Fit4Work workshops that were held around South Australia were a great success and helped many growers understand how to better manage the risk of injury when completing tasks in the vineyards.
Some of the resources used in the workshops are now available for growers to download from our Grower Resources page. Be sure to check it out!