Parliamentary Friends

Parliamentary Friends of Organics
Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum have joined international dignitaries and an array of the country’s top certified organic producers for a historic event at Parliament House to mark the formation of the Parliamentary Friends of Australia’s Organic Industry.

Certified organic

Our Industry

If it is not Certified Organic, you can’t be sure it is organic

Formal organic certification of organic products is the producer’s guarantee to consumers that along the entire supply chain, a Certified Organic product has been produced in line with the strict national and industry Organic and Biodynamic Standards.

In Australia, the term ‘organic’ is not regulated as it is in the United States, Japan and China. It is legal to produce a product and call it ‘organic’ without providing the consumer with any proof that it is actually organic.

Product labelling is what differentiates certified organic consumer products. All certified organic products are traceable back to the producer or processor. The operator’s certification number, written in conjunction with the certified organic label within the product label, can be looked up on the website of the certifying organisation. Look for these certifier labels:


Domestic regulation survey

Better domestic regulation

The Government has announced consultations on domestic regulation. So, we asked you for your opinions. And now the results are in, they confirm the messages we have been telling Government.

  • 91% support regulation of the term 'organic'
  • 85% reported that the lack of regulation affects their business
  • an overwhelming majority consider the lack of regulation is
    • bad for organic producers
    • bad for consumers
    • bad for exporters
  • legislation that requires certification is strongly preferred to other types of regulation

Organic Industries of Australia and NASAA rated highly (3.5 out of 5.0) for representing the interests of Australia's organic sector.

Australia Day honour for Dalene Wray AM

Member of the Order of Australia (AM)Organic Industries of Australia is so proud that our Chair has been awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the organic beef industry, and to professional organisations.

Dalene is also passionate about indigenous reconciliation and mental health issues.

Insulated panels insurance

AB Phillips

If you occupy a premises containing insulated panels, you probably need our help finding affordable insurance.

AB Phillips, one of our foundation members, have extensive knowledge and understanding of insulated panels and have been able to obtain significant premium reductions for buildings considered ‘low risk’.


WWOOF Australia

Our members get a discount on WWOOF volunteer memberships and gift certificates.

Organic Trust Australia