Australian Organic owns and maintains the Australian Certified Organic Standard (ACOS).

The ACOS is aligned with the National Standard, but provides more detail in some areas to make it easier for operators to ensure they are compliant. Additionally, the ACOS can provide market access to the EU for livestock and wine products.

After a thorough industry and public review, the Australian Certified Organic Standard (ACOS) 2021 has now been published. We encourage you to refer to this updated version in regards to your organic certification.

Australian Organic members can access a digital edition of the ACOS 2021 in the AOL member portal.

We will provide an update once printed editions become available.

Submissions

If you would like to request a change or make a suggestion in reference to the ACOS, please complete the appropriate submission or application form below.

Application for published interpretation of the Australian Certified Organic Standard

Application to alter the Australian Certified Organic Standard