Support for artisan food and beverage producers

Access a wide range of initiatives and information to support Queensland artisan food and beverage producers to increase productivity, competitiveness and innovation.

Food and beverage directory and associations

Licences and regulations

Food and beverage safety standards

Food and beverage innovation and trials

Support for food innovation and food product testing include:

  • Food Pilot Plant (Health and Food Sciences Precinct, Coopers Plains, Brisbane) – researchers and scientists can assist with testing food products from idea stage through to commercial production ready stage. A service fee may apply.
  • FNQ Food Incubator – assists artisan producers in Far North Queensland to develop and create new recipes, processes and tastes, and convert ideas into commercial products.
  • Queensland BrewLab – offers access to equipment and services to develop and test new recipes.

Mentoring and networking

Grants, business support and initiatives


It may take specialist skills and knowledge to produce artisan food and beverages. Find food and beverage qualifications or units of competency to suit your needs and interests on


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Small business hotline: 1300 654 687

General enquiries: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)