Last updated March 2022

The varieties listed below have been accredited by Barley Australia as malting barleys following established evaluation and testing procedures in association with the Malting and Brewing Industry Barley Technical Committee (MBIBTC) and Pilot Brewing Australia (PBA).

Australian barley growers are requested to consult the Barley Australia Preferred Varieties List to see varieties that are currently preferred by purchasers of Australian malting barley. Australian barley growers are also requested to contact their local consultants regarding information on varietal suitability to specific production regions

Varieties marked in the notes column as outclassed are done so as other alternative varieties have taken their place in the market by varieties with superior agronomics and/or malting characteristics. Whilst outclassed varieties remain as Accredited Malting Barleys, there is considered to be little demand nor segregations available of these for harvest receivals. It is the opinion of Barley Australia that these varieties are no longer marketable and GTA and GIWA are encouraged to send the market message out by removing these varieties from Malting Barley Standards and appropriate Bulk Handling Standards Charts.

Admiral 2014 Outclassed*
Alestar 2021 Developing markets
Arapiles 1994 Outclassed*
Bass 2012 Good demand (limited to WA)
Baudin 2003 Outclassed*
Bottler 2022 Developing
Buloke 2008 Outclassed*
Commander 2009 Outclassed*
Compass 2018 Medium demand (see preferred varieties by state)
Dhow 2002 Outclassed*
Fairview 2011 Minor variety, grown under contract
Fitzroy 2005 Outclassed*
Flagship 2006 Outclassed*
Flinders 2015 Medium demand limited to WA
Gairdner 1998 Outclassed*
GrangeR 2013 Outclassed*
Grimmett 1982 Outclassed*
Hamelin 2004 Outclassed*
Henley 2013 NB: does not meet receival standards due to blue aleurone
Kiwi 2022 Developing
La Trobe 2015 Medium demand (see preferred varieties by state)
Leabrook 2021 Developing markets
Macquarie 2014 Outclassed*
Maximus CL 2021 Developing markets
Navigator 2012 Outclassed*
RGT Planet 2019 High demand (see preferred varieties by state)
Schooner 1983 Outclassed*
Scope CL 2013 Outclassed*
Sloop 1998 Outclassed*
Spartacus CL 2018 High demand (see preferred varieties by state)
Stirling 1982 Outclassed*
Tallon 1992 Outclassed*
Vlamingh 2006 Outclassed*
Westminster 2013 Low demand in Vic. Outclassed* elsewhere
Wimmera 2014 Outclassed*

*Outclassed means this variety has mostly been replaced by better yielding varieties

Accredited Food Barley Variety:

Hindmarsh       (2019 market demand is low)