NSW DPI Retired Officers

Generally known as the “Old Aggies” the main aims are to continue the friendship and camaraderie developed amongst officers of the NSW Department of Primary Industries, often over many years of employment with the Department.


In achieving its aims, the group organises luncheons in Sydney (December) as well as in the country, currently at Orange, Alstonville, Wagga Wagga, Laurieton, Gosford and Tamworth.


In addition, a newsletter is sent to all members twice a year containing important information about members or items written by them, describing either their time in the Department or since leaving as the case may be.

Membership is open to anyone who has worked for the Department or who may be invited by the committee to join.


The joining fee is a very modest $10.00 for one year.


If you would like to join or obtain additional information, contact:


From the President’s desk

In March 2019, with the assistance of DPI Communications, our webpage has been updated. It contains the last newsletter (November 2018 and archived July 2015 to November 2019 newsletters).

Name change (again) for the Department. The following is an extract from the Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet’s email announcing the changes. Please note that the DPI is now in the Department of Planning Industry and Environment (Environment added after the announcement). The Secretary of DPIE is Jim Betts. Scott Hansen, Director General DPI will report to Gary Barnes, Coordinator-General for Regions, Industry, Agriculture & Resources, who reports to Jim Betts.

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