Strong voice for our industry

SAWIA strongly represents the interests of the wine grape growers and wine producers of South Australia, ensuring that the views of our members are clearly heard and well understood.

Influence
We influence government policy by building relationships and meeting regularly with Ministers and their advisors, Shadow Ministers, backbenchers, key bureaucrats and a broad range of key stakeholders. Where possible, we aim to work proactively to influence and shape policy and legislative developments, seeking to contribute and provide key information to support the SA wine industry position early in the developmental process. 

Representation
Where possible, we take an active role representing members. For example, we are the government's first point of contact for any matters related to liquor licensing laws. We also serve on the SA Power Networks’ Business Reference Group which can influence electricity network prices charged to consumers. This proactive approach contributes to our strong track record of achieving best possible outcomes for the wine industry. 

Consultation and collaboration
SAWIA actively consults with and seeks the direct input of members for the key issues affecting our industry. SAWIA also has a number of voluntary committees, which play a very active and important role in providing vital information and representing the broad membership base.

We also work closely with national, interstate and regional wine industry bodies, along with other stakeholders, to coordinate and strengthen advocacy efforts while minimising duplication of effort. 

Areas of recent activity
Visit the News and Submissions sections of this website to see the areas where SAWIA has been actively involved in recent months. This includes strongly advocating on important issues such as the proposed State Government changes to the container deposit scheme, liquor licensing, labour hire and natural resource management laws, and matters such as the ACCC inquiry into winegrapes. It also includes keeping a close watch on topics ranging from energy security and pricing through to advertising laws and the minimum floor pricing for sales of alcohol.