Resources covers Government Bodies, Authorities, Codes and Regulations, Associations, Food Service Institutes and Industry Institutes for the food service industry. Our goal is to make finding the necessary organisations easy to assist your business and goals. 

Resources for the Food Service Industry

Whether importing goods, finding an authority, after assistance and guidance, certifications, compliance, approving a product or exporting our goal is to help make the search process easier. Below outlines the relevant resources further.

Government Bodies

Select from a range of government bodies setup to help get you started in the right direction by offering information about standards in health and safety, the construction of food premises to the regulation and standards of food importing and exporting.

Authorities - Codes and Regulations

All food service operations need to adhere to the countries specific requirements, find the appropriate authorities, codes and regulations to start out on the right foot. Health and safety is key and by following the guidelines will help the ensure a benchmark to follow.


Associations are groups set-out to achieve collaborative thoughts, act for their sector (ie. fish, beef and dairy industries) and provide accredited certifications approved by the government.

Food Service Institutes and Industry Institutes

Institutes are generally government funded with a dedication to education and training, applied research, technical assistance and focus on continued improvement. Institutes conduct a range of point-of-contact through conference sessions, seminars, webinars and other media from newsletters, fact sheets, and videos that focus on current and developing issues. Additionally institutes offer help desk services to connect you to the right people to answer the right questions. Their  research has been used for government agencies to set standards from designing programs, education and training to the provision of materials.

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Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is a statutory authority in the Australian Government Health portfolio developing food standards.

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Foodservice Industry Association of NSW Inc

Founded in 1985 as a not for profit organisation to manage food industry exhibitions across NSW for the catering and hospitality sectors.

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International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA)

IDDBA is focused in the dairy, deli and bakery sectors providing education, research, training, networking and business opportunities.

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Specialty Food Association

Not-for-profit trade association supporting specialty food members with tools, knowledge and connections to support the growing specialty food marketplace.

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A peak representative body for Queensland horticulture that works for the long term growth and profitability of horticultural farms and the industry.

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Australian Native Food & Botanicals (ANFAB)

ANFAB is a peak national body representing all interests in the Australian native food and botanical industry for traditional and new indigenous plant products.

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The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST)

AIFST is an independent organisation promoting Australia as a sustainable world leading food industry by representing thousands of food industry professionals.

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LiveCorp is an industry body promoting the Australian livestock to overseas markets, and further offers livestock export industry services to exporters.

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Australian Grape Wine Incorporated

Australian Grape & Wine is a national association providing strategy, leadership, advocacy and support to Australian winegrape and wine producers.

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Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA)'s

PIRSA’s focus is primary industry growth and to push regional development and is an economic development agency in the government of South Australia.

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Australian Blueberry Growers' Association (ABGA)

The association is focused to ensure the Australian blueberry industry produces quality fruit as well as being profitable and environmentally sustainable.

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Pulse Australia

A peak industry body representing, developing and marketing all areas of the pulse industry nationally and internationally to expand the pulse industry.

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Dairy Industry Association of Australia (DIAA)

DIAA acts to provide people working in the dairy industry a setting to communication, education, growth, recognition and fellowship for its members.

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National Farmers' Federation (NFF)

The National Farmers' Federation is a peak national body and a respected advocacy organisation representing Australian farmers as well in general agriculture.

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Avocados Australia Limited

Member based representative industry body for the Australian avocado industry comprising avocado growers, associated businesses and industry people.

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Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC)

Australian peak body and leading voice for retailers, processors & smallgoods manufacturers focused towards profitability and sustainability.

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Cherry Growers Association of South Australia

Representing South Australian cherry growers the association works to promote growers to provide greater awareness, sustainability and profitability.

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The Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA)

A peak body association representing Australian packaging and processing machinery, and allied components companies to promote to all food sectors.

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Australian Pork Limited (APL)

A producer owned organisation that promotes and supports the Australian pork industry to enhance viability, opportunities, profitability and sustainability.

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Vegetable and potato growers Australian peak body driving innovation, advocacy, providing networking opportunities and more backed by industry experience.

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Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA)

Promoting and representing Australian goat producers to protect and develop the industry by working with Government, peak and industry bodies and producers.

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The Australian Horticultural Exporters and Importers Association

Peak industry body supporting Australian exporters and importers of horticultural produce focusing on improving trade across Australia and overseas markets.

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Australian Beverages Council Ltd (ABCL)

An Australian peak body that represents the non-alcoholic beverage industry by supporting and developing a free, fair and open market for non-alcoholic drinks.

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Meat & Livestock Australia Limited (MLA)

An industry marketing and research body for Australian red meat and livestock focused on profitability, sustainability, worldwide demand and competitiveness.

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Cattle Council of Australia

Peak organisation for Australian beef cattle producers that represents, supports and promotes the industry domestically and for international markets.

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Seafood Industry Australia (SIA)

SIA is a national peak body for the Australian seafood industry that works to promote, develop and protect the seafood industry nationally and internationally.

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Sheep Producers Australia (SPA)

Sheep Producers Australia is a national body that provides advice, strategy to further a productive, sustainable and profitable sheep industry.

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Australian Chicken Meat Federation Inc. (ACMF)

National peak body promoting and representing the chicken meat industry in areas of international trade, biosecurity, food standards, animal health, …

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Cider Australia

Peak body for the Australian cider and perry industries this is working towards a sustainable cider industry through representation, policies and support.

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Australian Food & Grocery Council

Food and grocery supply industry association advocating on behalf of members to influence strategy and polices to further sustain the industry in Australia.

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Australian Organic

Australian industry body representing organic certifiers and organic certified operators that promotes, lobbies and supports the organic food industry.

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Egg Farmers of Australia (EFA)

A national representative body for Australian egg farmers promoting and ensuring the sustainability of the egg industry, and advocates on key policy issues.

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Australian Sugar Milling Council

Raw sugar milling body providing leadership and advocacy that strategises to create profitable and sustainable opportunities for manufacturers and exporters.

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Dried Fruits Australia (DFA)

National body promoting and supporting a sustainable and innovative horticultural industry that constantly supplies high quality dried grapes to the consumer.

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FSAA | Foodservice Suppliers Association Australia

Representing and supporting Food Service Industry Suppliers from distribution, food, beverage, foodservice and bakery equipment to table top and furnishings.

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Grain Growers

Representing Australian grain farmers at the national and international level for a progressive, profitable and sustainable future for grain growers.

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Representing Western Australia farmers to provide a more possible, profitable and sustainable future for the Western Australia farmers agricultural industry.

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South East Premium Wheat Growers Association (SEPWA)

SEPWA's aims to improve profitability and sustainability of wheat and grain growers in the Esperance Port Zone of Western Australia.

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