Who we are
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:
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 May 2018 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.
Tony died unexpectedly on 4 January 2019. He had documented his time at NSW DPI for 29 and a half years from 1987. Tony has mentioned some of the interesting issues about the interaction with farmers and our legislative requirements.
Monday 16 September 2019|
Commencing at 11.30 am to eat at 12.30 pm
|Federal Hotel, Alstonville||
Geoff Jacobs |
0412 107 727 or
Wednesday 20 March 2019|
12 noon for 12.30 pm start
Dr Barbara Vanselow |
0434 344 992 or
|Gosford luncheon||Thursday 7 November 2019||Central Coast Leagues Club||
Geoff Warr |
(02) 4342 3226 or
0411 128 936 or
Monday 18 February 2019|
Commencing at 11.30 am
|Laurieton United Services’ Club||
Ray Buxton |
(02) 6559 7001 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 9 October 2019|
11.30 am for 12.30 pm start
Len Banks |
(02) 6369 0011 or email@example.com
Tuesday 10 December 2019|
|City of Sydney RSL Club||
Col Short |
(02) 9876 1018 or
|Wagga Wagga luncheon||Thursday 9 May 2019||TBA||
James Hamilton |
0447 225 875 or