GRFL - The Company

Grains Research Foundation Limited (GRFL) acts to stimulate and facilitate research, development and extension (RD&E) for Queensland grain industries to enhance their viability and sustainability.


Grains Research Foundation Limited is a not for profit incorporated company, limited by guarantee. It was established on the 7th December 2006 to become the replacement company for the Grain Research Foundation (GRF), a statutory body set up under a Queensland Government Act: the Grain Research Foundation Act 1976 (amended 1990). The GRF was dissolved on 1st January 2007 and its assets and liabilities were transferred to GRFL. Click here to view the GRFL Constitution.

The objects of GRFL are:

  • To conduct or encourage and assist in the conducting of scientific and economic research in connection with or that is likely to benefit the grain industries;
  • To train or encourage and assist in the training of persons for the purposes of the carrying out of research as referred to in (a) above.
  • To disseminate information and advice relating to technical matters in connection with the grain industries;
  • To publish technical reports, periodicals, books and papers in connection with the grain industries;
  • To conduct, according to law, public appeals for funds to assist it in the carrying out of its functions;
  • To make donations or gift or allocate funds to other bodies or persons for the purpose of otherwise furthering any of the functions referred to in this section;
  • To do and perform such incidental or consequential acts and things as may be necessary or expedient for the promotion of research in the grain industries or otherwise for the performance of its functions.