Our Story

Where It All Began

Australian Organic (formerly Biological Farmers of Australia or BFA) has always been a major force in ensuring that organic standards in Australia remain in the hands of the supply chain.

The BFA moved on to develop an organic certification program to independently verify that farmers and processors were producing in accord with those standards.

The Bud is the oldest Australian organic certification mark in the country still currently in use and represents Australia’s leading certification program, ‘Australian Certified Organic’ – ensuring integrity of organic products in the marketplace for consumers

The Bud logo was initially designed in 1989 by Rosemary Dunn of South Australia, one of Australian Organic’s early and still loyal members, while sitting around the Dunn’s kitchen table.

The Bud represents everything that Australian Organic is about: The growth and promise of spring, the sign of big things growing from the initial organic movement, and the strength and logic of nature and natural (biological and organic) systems in guiding our choices in life.
Rosemary Dunn


Australian Organic Schools

Our Australian Organic Schools program provides free resources to teachers and parents to teach children about the importance of healthy eating, how things grow and looking after out environment – and it’s fun!

Schools participating

Students enrolled in the Australian Organic Schools Program

Curriculum approved modules


What We Do


We aim to educate businesses and consumers on the importance of living an organic lifestyle for your health, family & future. 

Awareness Month

A huge campaign putting all things ‘certified organic’ in the spotlight for the month of September.

Organic Industry Awards

 Celebrating the best and most innovate products and people in the organic industry – the best in organics.

Research & Publications

We research the organic industry including growth, awareness, consumer insights and exports annual to be published in the Australian Organic Market Report.


We are a member based not-for-profit company and your membership supports the organic industry and education of certified organics. 

Marketing & Events

Marketing and networking opportunities through events and campaigns. To grow, support and celebrate your organic business.


Our Annual Reports

Australian Organic (formerly Biological Farmers of Australia) releases an annual report detailing the financial progress and structure of the Australian Organic Group and documents future goals and projects.

The report includes an overview of Australian Certified Organic and certification, the activities of the Australian Organic public relations and an update on industry, including grants, research and development.