The Council

Our goal is to deliver lobbying outcomes that enhance the integrity, profitability and sustainability of the Australian Sheepmeat industry.



Please note the SCA Office will be closed between Thursday 24 January 2014 and Monday 5 January 2015.

** Meat Industry Strategic Plan 2015-2020 **

Producers, processors and exporters of Australian red meat and livestock are invited to provide their insights to help define the industry’s direction to 2020. The Red Meat Advisory Council (RMAC) are currently holding workshops across the country. For more information please visit

Sheepmeat Industry Strategic Plan

Sheepmeat Council of Australia has released a five-year plan to drive the sheepmeat industry forward into 2015. The Sheepmeat Industry Strategic Plan (SISP) is a national blueprint for the sheepmeat industry that aims to assure the sustainability and growth of the sector.

Download the 2010-2015 SISP

2014 Sheepmeat Annual Muster- Available now!

Sheepmeat Council of Australia’s (SCA) free Annual Muster publication provides a snapshot summary of SCA’s work undertaken throughout the year on behalf of sheepmeat producers to underpin our market access, and ultimately returns to producers.

Muster cover

Click here for your online copy

2014 Sheepmeat Annual Muster

2013 Sheepmeat Annual Muster

2012 Sheepmeat Annual Muster




Media & News

Sheepmeat Council’s work with China could see greater returns for sheepmeat producers

The signing of today’s China-Australia Free Trade Agreement marks a significant milestone in the efforts to secure a profitable trade of Australian sheepmeat to China, one which could significantly increase returns to producers. Sheepmeat Council of Australia (SCA) has been heavily engaged in these discussions which have secured a critical deal for sheepmeat and lamb.Read more

Sheepmeat Council elects Jeff Murray as new President

The Sheepmeat Council of Australia (SCA), the nation’s peak sheepmeat body, has elected Jeff Murray as its new President at the Council’s Annual General Meeting in Sydney this week. Jeff Murray, a prime lamb producer from Beverley in Western Australia, is excited about the opportunity to represent producers on issues affecting the sheepmeat industry. “IRead more

Old versions of NVDs to be phased out

SAFEMEAT will phase out all but the most recent versions of Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) National Vendor Declarations (NVDs) in 2015. The Chair of SAFEMEAT Partners, Ross Keane has announced that the policy will apply to all LPA NVDs prior to the 0413 versions for cattle, EU cattle, sheep and goats and the 0412 versionRead more