Who we are

The Kangaroo Industries Association of Australia (KIAA) is the peak representative body for the commercial kangaroo industry. It represents 90% of kangaroo meat and skin processors across the country. Members sell high-quality and traceable meat and leather products, responsibly sourced from an open range environment where kangaroos graze on the natural pastures and foliage of the Australian bush.

The kangaroo industry is worth more than $200 million to the Australian economy and employs more than 3,000 people, the majority of whom are in remote and rural communities.

Formed in July 1970, the KIAA has helped develop the commercial industry into an international benchmark for a sustainable and humane wildlife harvest. It advocates for evidence-based policy and strict regulation and enforcement, collaborating with government, scientists, farmers, conservation and animal welfare groups, and local and aboriginal communities to ensure best-practice and transparency.

 

Chair: Ray Borda

Executive Assistant: Dennis King

Board members:
Don Church
Jeremy Hassall
Doug Jobson
David Packer
Micaela Topper
Brian Topper

What we do

Our mission is to operate a sustainable, humane and accountable kangaroo industry that plays a valuable role in preserving Australia’s biodiversity and supplies the world with high-quality, responsibly sourced kangaroo products.

What we stand for

Sustainable

A responsible and adaptable harvest that contributes to the conservation of kangaroos and all species, and makes intelligent use of a natural resource.

Humane

Prioritising animal welfare at every step based on the latest scientific evidence and making sure meat or skins do not end up in landfill.

Accountable

A traceable harvest that ensures the highest animal welfare and food safety standards are upheld at each step of the process.

Valuable

Contributing to employment, conservation and the supply of high-quality, responsibly sourced products.