Please click here to see information provided by SAPOL in regard to farmers driving between farm blocks.
Please click here for a "Request for a Licence Restriction to operate Agricultural Machinery" form.
On 1 September 2012, the penalties for speeding are changing. The penalty for the lowest offence will reduce from $260 to $150 but demerit points will double from 1 to 2. Higher demerits and expiation fees apply for higher offences.
Please click here to see further information.
The Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure has an online map system called RAVnet which contains approved routes and route restrictions for heavy vehicles. Instead of searching through dozens of web pages and PDF documents, you now only have to go to one location to find heavy vehicle route maps - see http://dtei.sa.gov.au/ravnet.
If you are involved in driving farm machinery on the road or carting farm machinery as a load, it is now necessary to carry a copy of the updated Gazette Notice.
Note: Permits must still be carried in the vehicle.
Click here to view: Notice of Approval and Exemption - Oversize or Overmass Agricultural Vehicles Driven on Roads.
Click here to view: Notice of Approval and Exemption - Transport of Agricultural Vehicles Carried as a Load.
For more details, click here to visit the Transport SA website.
There are several transport codes of practice that SAFF members should be aware of. These include:
While farmers may not necessarily need to carry these Codes when operating under these, there may be Gazette Notices that do need to be carried.
South Australia is well placed to play a modest but significant role on the global stage of sustainable food security. Despite the well publicised boom in mining-related industries, agricultural production and export remain the greatest contributors to our state's economy - and feed a substantial portion of the world's population.
A selection of videos featuring the keynote speakers from the highly successful Feast or Famine Conference are now available to view.
How many farms and jobs ? There are currently 13,475 farms and 33,000 people employed in agricultural production jobs in South Australia and 146,000 South Australians are employed in the food sector. There are 5,127 Beef Producers in SA who produce 93,000 tonnes per year with a gross production value of $278 million.
SAFF members enjoy a range of benefits! To find out more about becoming a SAFF member, phone the SAFF office on 08 8410 7233. Support South Australian Farmers to grow South Australian food for your family.