Growers and marketers of raspberries and blackberries (known as Rubus) are represented by the organisation now known as Raspberries and Blackberries Australia Inc. (RABA).
Previously known as the Australian Rubus Growers Association, it was established in Australia as a Victorian state industry Association in 1983, going national in 1987 in recognition that its membership was increasingly drawn from all parts of Australia. Some growers also produce currants and gooseberries of the related group known as Ribes. There has been a reasonably consistent membership of around 140 for many years, however much else has changed since the Association’s formation. RABA now employs an Industry Development Manager and an Executive Officer to ensure that it meets the professional requirements of a peak industry body for its members, and participates in the wider horticulture sphere.