Representing the Pastoral Industry of West Darling Area Since 1907

The Pastoralists’ Association of West Darling is an agri-political lobby organization looking after the special interest of its wool, sheep cattle and goat producing members living in the pastoral regions of the Western Division New South Wales.

The P.A.W.D.
objective is to preserve and promote pastoral and agricultural enterprises in the Western Division of NSW and as a union of employers seeks to represent it’s members on all industrial matters. Also on behalf of its members it lobbies and negotiates with Governments Federal, State and local plus their departments, and statutory bodies and corporations whose business is related to primary industry

Established in 1907, the P.A.W.D. became a Union of Pastoral Employers, and was registered as such under the NSW Industrial Arbitration Act on 5 September 1923 and under the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Act on October 29, 1926.

The Association had its beginnings on the 29th of November, 1906. A meeting was held at the Australasia Chambers, King William Street, Adelaide.

Activities of the Pastoralists’ Association
The P.A.W.D. has lobbied on behalf of its members:

  • With input for the positive benefits incorporated in the Western Lands (Amendment) Bill
  • For fair and equitable Western Lands Rental
  • In 1992 achieved the extension of the rural power grid to the Far West of NSW


The Pastoralists’ Association has representation on:

  • The Wild Dog Destruction Board
  • Western Lands Advisory Council
  • National Parks and Wildlife Kangaroo Management Advisory Panel

    The Pastoralists’ Association of West Darling is registered under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 as an organisation of employers. An application has been lodged with Fair Work Australia for cancellation of that registration.

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