Classification

We will design, maintain and implement varietal classification methods for grain commodities to build value by aligning classification with market demands and opportunities.


Wheat Quality Australia (WQA) was originally established in 2010 and joined Grains Australia in July, 2021. It is responsible for maintaining and growing the reputation of Australian wheat as a high quality product, by using its accountable, transparent and sustainable wheat classification system.

The Wheat Quality Australia Wheat Variety Classification Panel assesses new wheat varieties to determine their processing and end product suitability (for qualities such as milling extraction, dough balance, baking performance and noodle colour and texture), to meet key market requirements.

The Wheat Quality Australia Classification Council represents the entire value chain of wheat production in Australia, and uses this engagement to constantly improve the classification system in response to the needs of the market.

The Wheat Variety Master List, is the primary output of the classification system and is the foundation for wheat quality management in Australia.

Barley Australia delivers leadership to increase the value and enhance the sustainability of Australia’s barley industry.

Barley Australia is the peak industry body for barley, established in early 2005, and seeks to represent the interest of all stakeholders of Australia’s barley industry.

Varieties accredited as malting barleys follow established evaluation and testing procedures in association with the Malting and Brewing Industry Barley Technical Committee (MBIBTC) and Pilot Brewing Australia (PBA).