The Australian Date Growers Association (ADGA) was established in 2019 by a small group of date growers across Australia.
- To represent and promote the interests of commercial date growers, of industry generally, and participants in the Date Industry in matters of general interest that may affect the well-being and viability of the Date Industry;
- To provide and avenue for communication and dissemination of information between stakeholders in the Date Industry and promote willing collaboration for betterment of the industry;
- To facilitate the development and implementation of research, development and marketing activities that will maximise the profitability of the Date Industry and its participants;
- To make representation to Government and other relevant organisations or authorities on issues pertinent to the Date Industry.;
- To promote best practice in the growing of date palms and industry standards.
As of July 2019 the main committee consists of a chairperson, secretary, treasurer, and a minimum of three other members.
ADGA are also putting together a sub-committee for research and development.
ADGA officially launched on 7th August 2019, where 28 paid members joined the association.
There are three types of membership; Commercial Date Growers, Date Fruit Processors/Marketers/Researchers, and Associate/Hobby & International Members.