Application for membership

Become a Full Member (for organic operators) or an Associate Member (for others) of the independent peak body which represents the interests of all certified organic operators  in government forums and industry initiatives.

The objectives of Organic Industries of Australia Ltd are to:

  • facilitate an organic industry which has an authoritative voice that enhances the fortunes of all Australian certified organic operators, through advocacy, education and transparent representation
  • improve the competitiveness of certified organic operators through effective advocacy to governments, with industry stakeholders, and in respect of research and development
  • promote the integrity of certified organic productions systems
  • promote industry development and educate producers and consumers in respect of certified organic production
  • facilitate collaboration across supply chains and improve domestic and export market access for certified organic operators
  • promote widespread uptake of sustainable farming systems and markets based on organic principles and imbued with a culture of innovation, of progressive improvement towards best practice, of transparent integrity, of inclusive collaboration, of holistic systems, and of true value pricing

Ordinary Membership is only $10 including GST.

Foundation Membership is $250 including GST. Foundation memberships are available only for a limited time. After commencement, foundation members have the same rights and obligations as ordinary members. Foundation members are recognised on our website and may also receive other additional benefits from time to time.

More details about membership is available here.

Full details of the eligibility, rights and obligations of members are set out in the Constitution.

Applicant details

Basis of membership

Note that only certified organic operators can be voting Full Members of Organic Industries of Australia Ltd. Other types of businesses or individuals can be non-voting Associates.

Certified organic operators

Only certified organic operators can be Full Members. Full Members must maintain their organic operator certification. Please advise which certifier(s) you have a certification with and your certification number.


Nominated representative

Note that a Member or Associate who is a corporate entity, association or other organisation must nominate an individual representative who is authorised to exercise all applicable membership rights. Individuals must also complete this information.


In applying for membership of Organic Industries of Australia Ltd, I acknowledge:
  • the information provided in this form is correct
  • I am authorised to make a declaration for the applicant and submit this application
  • I am required to notify Organic Industries of Australia Ltd if I am no longer a certified organic operator
  • in the event of the winding up or dissolution of the Company, I guarantee to pay an amount not exceeding $10.00 to defray debts and liabilities of the Company, and the costs, charges and expenses of its dissolution, which were contracted whilst I am a Member of the Company
  • my application will only be valid if I pay the membership subscription within 30 days of receiving a tax invoice