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We have revised our 2023 crop estimate down to 15.47M tonnes – about 430,000 tonnes less than the pre-season forecast.

All of our factories are back in production following the significant rain event earlier this month.

Wilmar Sugar has opened applications for its 2024 apprenticeship intake, with 43 positions available across its Queensland factories. 

The newest locomotive in the Australian sugar industry is about to start its maiden season.

Invicta Mill in the Burdekin has kicked off the 2023 season for the Wilmar Sugar group of mills.

Emergency response team members from Kalamia Mill in the Burdekin saw the sunset from a whole new angle when they abseiled down the factory’s 72-metre stack.

Wilmar Sugar has launched a virtual mill tour that lets anyone, anywhere, step inside a working sugar mill and learn about the sugar-making process.

Wilmar Sugar is proud to be part of a new government advisory group focused on improving apprenticeship outcomes. 

Thirty-four new apprentices have started on the tools at Wilmar Sugar’s Queensland mills and bioethanol distillery.

The last of Wilmar's mills has crushed out, bringing the 2022 season to a close.

All hands were on deck to install the new half cover over Dunder Dam No. 1 at our Oonooie site, near Sarina, on 13 December.

Employees from our Sugar Australia business contributed  60 volunteer hours to Foodbank Victoria to support families in need.


It may be holiday time for school students but not for cane trains.

Our Cane Supply and Transport team in the Herbert region staged a mock emergency in the field last week.

La Nina weather conditions continue to disrupt the 2022 season.

Our agricultural division has installed a state-of-the-art automated irrigation system on one of our farms, in a joint project with Sugar Research Australia (SRA).

Rain has continued to disrupt the 2022 crushing season and we are now preparing to crush past Christmas.

Herbert boilermaking apprentice Kylie Gilliland has been named TAFE Queensland’s Engineering Apprentice of the Year for North Queensland.

There's been a concerning spike in collisions and near-hits with our cane trains this season.

We have revised our total crop estimate upwards, due to in-season growth in the Herbert and Proserpine regions.

Nestled on the banks of Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour, NZ Sugar’s Chelsea Sugar Factory is easy to spot with its iconic pink exterior.

Our welding robot, Bender, has been busy fabricating bogies for the new 11-tonne cane bins being manufactured for the Herbert region.

Turning raw sugar into refined sugar products is quite a process, so our Sugar Australia business created a video to show how it's done.

While the focus at this time of year is on the crush, our work execution teams are building major pieces of plant that will be installed once the season ends.

After four decades in the sugar milling industry, Proserpine Cane Supply Manager Tony Marino is heading into a well-deserved retirement.

Our eight sugar mills are in full swing after a challenging start to the 2022 season.

We've shipped our first 2022 season raw sugar out of Townsville.

One of the original crushing units from our Pioneer Mill in the Burdekin region has been given some love, care and a fresh coat of paint.

Todd Cockburn is no stranger to the footy field,  but tonight he will pull on his footy boots for the most important kicks of his career.

Wilmar Training and Development Manager Scott Young joined experts last week to speak about Wilmar’s apprenticeship success.

The hi-vis vests were out and train brains switched on at Home Hill Community Kindergarten last week.

The 2022 crushing season is under way at our Queensland sugar mills.

Rochelle White moved from NSW to North Queensland to escape COVID and experience a country lifestyle. 

After three decades at our Herbert mills, Pan Operator Ken Gray is heading into his final crushing season.

Bioethanol made at our Sarina Distillery is being used to power state-of-the-art buses that have hit the ground in Mackay.

South Sea Islander artefacts possibly dating back to the 19th century have been uncovered during an archaeological dig on our Pioneer Mill estate.

At 26, Harrison Slogrove is believed to be the youngest person to run a sugar mill in the Australian industry. 

House 15, a historic Queenslander at our Inkerman Mill estate, has been sold for relocation.

One of our Proserpine Mill locomotives is making its way home after a complete upgrade at our Burdekin centralised workshop.

Jason Midgley has been driving heavy vehicles since he was old enough to get his licence. 

Thirty-eight new apprentices have now started work across our Queensland factories.

Sugar is so much more than just a sweetener. We supply sugar for a range of non-food uses, and the applications may surprise you.

The first major component for a new, $6 million evaporator has been lifted into place at our Kalamia Mill.

We’ve welcomed our newest intake of apprentices and cadets into our ranks.

At first glance, the interior of our new pan calandria could be mistaken for modern art...

Our Townsville-based accountants and electrical engineers can’t resist a fashion statement at Christmas time. 

The last of Wilmar's mills crushed out on Sunday, 12 December, bringing the 2021 season to a close. 

We were privileged to attend Kalamia State School's annual Presentation Day on Wednesday, 1 December 2021. 

We’ve got our bagasse piles tucked in for the wet season.

Wilmar's contribution to the Queensland economy, communities, and the environment is being highlighted on digital billboards.  

We’ve now processed 85 per cent of the estimated 14.68 million tonne crop and are in the final weeks of the 2021 season.

Wilmar’s Invicta Mill celebrated its centenary at Giru on Friday, 15 October – two months later than initially planned. 

We’re proud to release our new Pricing & Marketing Guidebook.

We’ve made good headway with the crush and our eight mills have now passed the 60 per cent mark.

Wife and husband team, Maddy and Aldert Portwig, are passionate about safety in the workplace.

Australia’s flourishing gin market has spearheaded a boom in ethanol sales to alcoholic beverage customers.

Electricity is at the core of Marnie Auld’s role, yet the first-year engineer began her life in a house without it.

Today we reached the halfway mark for the 2021 crush.

Invicta Mill Centenary community celebrations have been postponed due to uncertainty around COVID-19. 

The first raw sugar of the 2021 season has shipped out of the Port of Mackay.

The Wilmar group of mills has passed the first quarter mark for the 2021 crush.

Wilmar’s Jack Pelleri is proving he’s got what it takes to be recognised as one of Australia’s best apprentices.

We’ve been named North Queensland Large Employer of the Year at the Queensland Training Awards.

Our Invicta Mill at Giru will celebrate its Centenary in August.

We're calling on the next generation of apprentices to submit applications for our 2022 apprenticeship program.

The 2021 crushing season is under way in all four of our milling regions.

For almost three decades, Leonard has been helping bring CSR Sugar to Aussie consumers. 

Proserpine Mill’s new store building is open for business.

 The first cane was tipped at Victoria Mill this morning, signalling the start of the Herbert crush.

For Brazilian-born Glauco and Gabriel, North Queensland already feels like home.

Invicta Mill in the Burdekin has kicked off the 2021 crush.

Cane trains are on the move as we gear up for the start of crushing next week.

Watch our video to learn about the sugar manufacturing process. 

Watch the video of our new machine in action at our Burdekin Centralised Workshop. 

A newly-upgraded locomotive was a key point of interest at a pre-season tour of Pioneer Mill.

Our liquid stockfeed team has had a busy week at Beef Australia 2021.

We've compared financial outcomes between sugar marketers for the last three seasons, and Wilmar is in front.

A surfing trip to Queensland led to a 40-year career in sugar for New Zealand Sugar’s John Ellis.

Our Sugar Marketing team analysed 10 years of forward pricing outcomes, and the results are compelling.

The New Zealand Sugar team is on a mission to transition to 100 per cent recyclable packaging by 2025. 

Wilmar’s Liquid Stockfeeds team is getting ready to head to Australia’s premier beef industry event.

Biviano sisters, Emily and Olivia, are excited to be launching their respective careers in Wilmar's Herbert mills. 

We've reached a key milestone in our $6 million new pan project for Proserpine Mill.

Our ethanol and non-sugar sweeteners were recently featured by Food & Beverage Industry News.

We've reached a major milestone in our $10.6 million Victoria Mill evaporator project.

Wilmar Sugar Australia welcomed 21 new apprentices to its Burdekin and Herbert mills this week.

We've welcomed four new apprentices to our Plane Creek and Proserpine sugar mills.

The last of Wilmar's eight sugar mills has crushed out, bringing an end to the 2020 season.

The first of our eight mills has crushed out for 2020.

A scholarship that provides placements at sugar mills gave Kristen Nel a stepping stone to a sweet career.

We've adjusted our crop estimates for all four milling regions.

We've reached the 70 per cent mark for the 2020 season.

Wilmar’s GMPRS gives growers almost total control of two key risks – price volatility and undersupply.

We’re approaching the halfway mark for the 2020 crush.

The Australian Sugar Industry Scholarship program has provided a real pathway for graduate engineers.

A reminder to take care around our cane railway network after a concerning spate of cane train incidents this season.

We’ve passed our first milestone for the 2020 crush.

Wilmar Sugar tradies have started work on one of the biggest fabrication projects ever undertaken in-house. 

The search is on for Wilmar Sugar Australia’s next generation of tradespeople.

Wilmar's 2020 crushing season is under way after rain delayed start dates in three of our milling regions.