Who We Are

AO_AUSVEG__Trolly_mock-up-4jpg_Page2Australian Organic owns and supports the nation’s largest organic certifying group Australian Certified Organic. The Australian Certified Organic logo appears on the majority of organic products on our shelves and is the most recognised by consumers.

Australian Organic started as Biological Farmers of Australia in 1987.


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Australian Organic is directed by five elected Board Members who represent the organic supply chain.


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View our Australian Organic Constitution



Australian Organic subsidiary companies

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Australian Certified Organic (ACO) is the certification arm owned by Australian Organic. It's Australia’s premier organic certification body and licenser of organic and biodynamic operators in Australia. ACO certification covers producers, processors, manufacturers wholesalers and retailers.

ACO conforms to leading international organic standards for worldwide market access and administers a rigorous standard for organic production, the Australian Certified Organic Standard. The majority of organic products sold in Australia carry the ACO Bud logo. It is the most widely recognised and trusted organic certification mark by consumers and gives businesses more market access around the world than any other Australian certification.

It's important to note that to being a client of ACO does not automatically entitle you to the benefits of membership to Australian Organic, you must apply for membership seperately.

See here for more information about Australian Certified Organic