Food and beverage industry associations
You can find suppliers, make contacts, and generate new business by attending events, seminars and networking opportunities run by your industry association. They can help you to connect with other businesses in the food and beverage industry.
Industry organisations usually provide members with key information and updates (i.e. how a change to legislation affects your business), run training and education programs and lobby on behalf of your industry to influence government policy.
Contact your industry association to find out how they can help you to run your business.
- Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC)
AFGC is the leading national organisation representing Australia's food, drink and grocery manufacturing industry. Members receive information, resources, industry and regulatory updates and tools.
- Australian Institute of Food Safety
Australian Institute of Food Safety is the leading provider of food safety education and training.
- Australian Tropical Foods Group
The Australian Tropical Foods Group is a member-based organisation for the food and wine industry in Tropical North Queensland. The Australian Tropical Foods Group can help promote your produce and connect you with other businesses and organisations. They also provide the latest food news, including information about farmers markets, industry bodies and food events.
- Dairy Industry Association of Australia (DIAA)
DIAA represents dairy product manufacturers and allied trades. This not-for-profit industry association promotes excellence in the Australian dairy industry. They also provide a forum for communication, continuing education, professional growth, recognition and fellowship.
- Food & Agribusiness Network (FAN)
FAN is collectively driving the success of its members across the Greater Sunshine Coast and demonstrating how clusters play an integral role in building resilient industries and communities. Founded in 2015, FAN was driven by local industry leaders, who saw an opportunity to use their knowledge, skills and resources to help other businesses in the industry to solve problems and create new opportunities.
- Food Industries Association of Queensland (FIAQ)
FIAQ represents the food and allied industries. Membership is open to individuals and businesses of all sizes and includes discounts, representations and networking opportunities.
- Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL)
FIAL is an industry-led government-funded initiative formed to encourage collaboration between small and large businesses, and support innovation of new products and services to grow agribusiness.
- Granite Belt Wine and Tourism
The Granite Belt Food and Winery Association is a membership-based group for businesses in the western region of South East Queensland. They represent and promote businesses that are involved in food and wine processing, food services and hospitality.
- Great Whitsunday Food Network
The Greater Whitsunday Food Network was established in July 2015 to bring together the farm-to-plate value chain following a series of workshops and projects designed to encourage and support investment in local food and agritourism products in the region.
- National Baking Industry Association (NBIA)
The NBIA represents bakeries, patisseries, donut and muffin retailers, plant operators, franchises and wide variety of equipment and ingredient suppliers. Members receive industry news and publications, and invitations to networking events, workshops and seminars.
- Restaurant and Catering
Restaurant and Catering is the peak national body for the food service industry with a representative office in Queensland. If you're a food service operator or supplier, Restaurant and Catering can keep you up to date with industry news and legislation changes, help you find suppliers and provide you with information and advice.
- Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) – Food Leaders Australia
TSBE Food Leaders Australia is a collaborative membership-based group which assists food and agriculture by bringing investment and export opportunities to agribusiness.
- Australian Beverages Council (ABCL)
ABCL is the peak industry voice representing the interests of the manufacturers, distributors and importers of non-alcoholic beverages. Members receive industry updates and networking and professional development opportunities.
Allergens and food science
- Allergen Bureau
If you're involved in manufacturing, supply or sales involving food allergens, you are encouraged to join the Allergen Bureau. The bureau shares information and experience within the food industry on the management of food allergens to ensure consumers receive relevant, consistent and easy to understand information on food allergens.
- Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST)
AIFST is a national, not-for-profit industry body representing individuals from all sectors of the food science and technology industry. Members receive a range of services to keep up to date with industry news, as well as professional development opportunities.
- Nutrition Australia
Nutrition Australia is a non-government, non-profit organisation that aims to promote the health and wellbeing of all Australians. Becoming a member ensures that you will be supporting the promotion of scientifically-based nutrition information in the community.
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- Last reviewed: 23 Oct 2020
- Last updated: 26 Oct 2020