NSW Agriculture Commissioner

Identifying options for an independent Agriculture Commissioner

On 19 July 2023 the Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Regional NSW and Minister for Western NSW Tara Moriarty announced that Daryl Quinlivan had been engaged to deliver a report to the NSW Government on the possible role and functions of an independent Agriculture Commissioner.

The report is due to be delivered to the NSW Government by the end of September 2023.

NSW Agriculture Commissioner

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Daryl Quinlivan was appointed to the role of NSW Agriculture Commissioner in August 2020 - delivering on a key election commitment made by the NSW Government.

In his role as Commissioner, Mr Quinlivan provides advice on agriculture related matters to the Minister for Agriculture and NSW Government generally. He has provided advice on managing the interests of producers and rural businesses and communities in the NSW planning framework, and is currently reviewing the interactions of the renewable energy and agriculture sectors in that same planning system.

Daryl Quinlivan has held several senior roles in the Australian Public Service, working closely on agriculture and trade related issues. More recently he has served as Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (2015 – 2020). Previously he has served as Head of Office for the Commonwealth Productivity Commission (2013 - 2015), and as Deputy Secretary at the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture (2000 - 2011).


Mr Daryl Quinlivan
e: agcommissioner@dpi.nsw.gov.au