SRA invests in a range of research projects related to milling efficiency and technology, and product diversification and value addition. We communicate outcomes of these activities through a range of media including events, scientific publications, magazines, enewsletters and webinars.

Milling Statistics

As the Australian Sugar Year Book is no longer published, SRA publishes select statistics on the sugarcane harvest with the permission of sugar milling companies.

Further information and statistics is available from the Australian Sugar Milling Council.


The SRA Milling Webinar series provides milling staff with the opportunity to learn more about milling research topics, as well as discuss the information being presented, and provide input and feedback.

Every webinar is recorded and hosted on our website to allow those who weren’t able to participate on the day to watch the webinar later or, for those who did participate, to view it again.

If you would like to receive email invitations for our webinar series, simply click ‘Subscribe to updates’ on the home page of our website and select the Milling Webinars option.

Webinar one - Wednesday 27 February 2019 10am - 11am

Increasing capacity to undertake cane preparation research through modelling and experimentation

Presented by Dr Anthony Mann from Queensland University of Technology

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Webinar two - Wednesday 27 March 2019

Australian Research Council project with Wilmar on the subject of Asset Management

Presented by Dr Michael Cholette, Queensland University of Technology

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Webinar three - Wednesday 8 May 2019

Integrated standardised competency based training for Sugar Milling operations

Presented by David Moller, Queensland University of Technology and Bruce King, Sugar Research Institute

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Webinar four - Wednesday 22 May 2019

Online analysis systems to measure the available nutrients in mill mud

Presented by Heidi du Clou, Sugar Research Australia

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Laboratory Manual

These methods have been developed over time to suit the conditions and circumstances of the Australian Sugar Industry. Where applicable, the methods have been developed along existing ICUMSA guidelines and include lists of relevant source material.

The Laboratory Manual for Australian Sugar Mills will be reviewed from time to time or as required by the Australian Sugar Industry Alliance, seeking appropriate technical input from Australian sugar mills and other qualified experts.