The lack of labour across Australia available to producers of fresh fruits and vegetables has already resulted in lost crops. With no silver bullet in sight, we expect this to continue through summer and into next year.

It is vitally important as an industry that we record and track these losses.

That is why AUSVEG is urging growers to fill out the National Lost Crop Register survey to help with our ongoing advocacy surrounding labour.

The evidence gathered through this national register as this issue unfolds will enable us to inform decision-making and improve our ability to advocate for greater government intervention where necessary. All responses are entered anonymously.

The National Lost Crop Register will ask for crop, value and location details, including postcodes. This information is voluntary and will help with our advocacy. You are encouraged to make multiple entries to the register over time as new losses are realised.

Losses recorded in the register should be only those experienced as a direct result of not having access to enough labour to pick or pack all or some of your produce. We will regularly be releasing general register updates to the media.

Click here to submit your details.