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About the Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme Australia

Setting the standards for the professional management of production nurseries and growing media suppliers in Australia

The Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme (NIASA) is a national scheme for production nurseries - growers and growing media - potting mix businesses which operate in accordance with a set of national ‘best practice' guidelines.

Any wholesale/production nursery or growing media/potting mix manufacturer in Australia can join NIASA if they implement the NIASA Best Practice Guidelines. Membership is voluntary and participants are not required to belong to a nursery & garden industry association.

NIASA Best Practice Management Guidelines
The NIASA Best Practice Guidelines have been developed over a period of years by respected industry representatives and researchers. The guidelines describe industry ‘Best Management Practice' spelling out technical and management requirements.

The guidelines are regularly reviewed, ensuring they cover relevant and current production and environmental issues.

To purchase the NIASA Best Practice Guidelines click here.

Click here to view the directory of NIASA businesses

For more information about NIASA contact your State or Territory Office.

The Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme Australia is funded by the nursery levy.