About Sugar Research Australia
Sugar Research Australia (SRA) is Australia’s specialist sugarcane research organisation. We invest in evidence-based research, development and adoption (RD&A) activities on behalf of sugarcane growers and millers to meet industry challenges and opportunities.
Established in 2013 as a sugarcane grower- and miller-owned company, SRA is the declared Industry Services Body for the Australian sugarcane industry. At its formation, SRA was created as part of an amalgamation of the former entities, the Sugar Research and Development Corporation (SRDC) and BSES (formerly the bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations).
SRA is funded through a range of sources, including primarily through the statutory sugarcane levy paid equally by sugarcane growers and millers, as well as through co-contributions from the Commonwealth Government and grants through other government agencies, including the Queensland Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
We work in close partnership with growers, millers and service providers to deliver meaningful research impacts on the ground.
SRA has facilities at ten locations stretching from Meringa, near Cairns in North Queensland, to Broadwater in northern New South Wales.
Watch this video that introduces some of our team and explains the work we do.