What we do

  • Provide policy advice on domestic and international wool issues to the Minister for Agriculture, the Parliamentary Secretary and the department's Executive
  • oversee the operations of the industry’s research and development body, Australian Wool Innovation, including the Statutory Funding Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and Australian Wool Innovation and associated legislation
  • liaise with key wool industry stakeholders
  • maintain and build market opportunities for Australian wool producers through technical cooperation with key wool trading partners, effective participation in negotiations, facilitation of trade agreements, collaboration with portfolio industries and exporters, as well as participation in international forums such as the Joint Working Group on Wool with China.


The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Research Economics produce detailed data about the wool industry through their farm surveys and commodity reports.


All enquiries about the domestic wool industry can be directed to:

Switchboard: +61 2 6272 3933
Fax:   +61 2 6272 4246
Email: Wool industry

For all other wool contact details: