The Australian Lychee Growers Association (ALGA) represents over 250 lychee growers.

Lychee farms extend down the east coast of Australia for over 2500 kilometres from Cooktown in Far North Queensland to Coffs Harbour in NSW.

 

Because ALGA is the peak national body, we initiate and oversee the promotion, research, export market access and the agri-political issues that will ensure the long-term sustainable future of the Australian Lychee industry.

 

 Latest Industry news

 

Industry meetings & events

 

alga logoALGA AGM & GROWERS MEETING 2024

An invitation to all ALGA grower members and associate members to attend: 

  • The 2024 ALGA Annual General Meeting 
  • Wednesday 10 September 2024

An invitation to all ALGA grower members, associate members and all levy paying lychee growers to attend:

  • Lychee Growers Meeting
  • Wednesday 10 September 2024

Both meetings will be held at:
Craig & Barbara Van Rooyen’s Sweet Sensations Orchard, Bundaberg (address & time to be confirmed)

 

 Past ALGA AGM & Growers Meetings

ALGA AGM & GROWERS MEETING 2023

Held 5 September 2023 at Alan & Heather Fuller’s orchard, Yeppoon.
Growers visited 3 lychee orchards in Yeppoon & Rockhampton.

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NOTE: ALGA members have access to videos of the many informative presentations given during ALGA Growers Meetings; and to minutes of the ALGA Annual General Meetings. 

ALGA AGM & GROWERS MEETING 2022

Grower meeting and social events, Mareeba Qld.

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NOTE: ALGA members have access to videos of the many informative presentations given during ALGA Growers Meetings; and to minutes of the ALGA Annual General Meetings.

 

Industry Awards

2022 Recogniton of Wah Day Family

The Australian Lychee Industry Certificate of Recognition was presented to members of the Wah Day Family to acknowledge the lasting contribution made by the Wah Day forebearers to the Australian Lychee Industry.

Recognizing their Chinese heritage and as pioneers of the industry in Australia, their determination, commitment and hard work has been of enormous value to the ongoing development of today’s lychee Industry.

 

2018 ALGA Life Membership for Tibby and Helen Dixon

ALGA President, Derek Foley announced the ALGA Life Membership awards by presenting a Life Membership Certificate to Tibby and Helen Dixon of Sarina Beach.

Introduction of the industry levy
As ALGA President for six years, Tibby along with other ALGA committee members, diligently set about convincing all lychee growers that a compulsory levy was essential to move the industry forward.
This was an onerous task, requiring an extraordinary amount of travel up and down the east coast—and it was not always easy to convince growers that they should be paying a levy.
With enough foresight and realization to achieve bigger and better things, growers agreed to the industry’s compulsory levy.

Sourcing new varieties
Tibby has also been prominent in trying to improve the industry and orchard productivity.
He has travelled to China many times to source lychee varieties that would not only grow well in Australia, but could realise higher returns to growers.

Stronger, more productive industry
Thanks to Tibby’s foresight, passion and determination the lychee industry has been able to grow and become ever more productive.
ALGA would like to thank Tibby and Helen, and wish them many more years of growing lychee and many more trips to China. Executive of the Australian Lychee Growers Association

 

ALGA Associate members

 An Industry member

 Growcom memberALGA is an industy member of Growcom

PHA logoALGA is an industry member of Plant Health Australia

 

Lychee Fund

HortInnovation Lychee Fund

This project has been funded by Hort Innovation using the lychee industry levy and funds from the Australian Government.

 

 

Membership

ALGA membership is open to all Australian growers with 50 or more trees. 
Associate membership is open to domestic and export agents, horticulturists, agronomists and industry related non-grower entities.
To join us, simply fill in our application form.