The sector that keeps the shelves stocked and is the heart of regional Australia


Australia’s food, beverage and grocery manufacturing sector is a vital contributor to the health and wealth of our nation.

The Australian Food and Grocery Council member companies are proud that our industry continues to provide investment, innovation and importantly employ locals in regional Australia the
true powerhouse behind the products on the supermarket shelf.

It is Australia’s largest manufacturing sector, with a total turnover of $127.1 billon*, directly employing over 273,835 people with 108,000 of those jobs in regional Australia. 

It is this sector that takes produce from the farm and transforms it into food and groceries that every
Australian needs every day – the essentials of life.

While this industry has built a strong reputation for quality, safety and environmentally responsible production, its importance is strengthened when you examine the contribution it makes to the communities in which the industry operates.

From quality jam makers located outside Adelaide, to home care manufacturing in Western Sydney to baking ingredients in Brisbane and chocolate makers in Tasmania, we’re here to champion our producers and manufacturers.

We promote sound public policies and initiatives that support the industry’s sustainable growth and the industry’s contribution to the economy, the health and lifestyle of communities and care for the environment.