Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) and WoolProducers Australia (WPA) lead the Framework.

Australian Wool Innovation and Meat & Livestock Australia are providing funding, together with strategic and secretariat support.

The Sustainability Steering Group (SSG) designed and developed the framework. The SSG features strong representation across sheep producing regions and the wool and meat value chain. They identified priority issues related to sustainable Australian sheep meat and wool production.

There was considerable input from industry representatives and stakeholders, including customers, government, interest groups, technical experts and investors.

A Consultative Committee, made up of representatives from these groups, will be formed in mid 2021 to provide ongoing input to the Framework.  Expert working groups will also be convened when necessary.

The industry will report progress against the Framework annually. Note that separate performance indicators will be included for the sheep meat and wool sectors as relevant and where data exists.

The governance structure is outlined below.


Representatives from AWI and MLA are:

Bridget Peachey

Program Manager – Sheep Health & Welfare (AWI)

Sarah Hyland
Secretariat – Sheep Sustainability Framework (MLA)