About Us

The Australian Olive Association (AOA), formed in 1995, is the national peak industry body representing Australian Olive Growers. The AOA has an experienced Board of Directors consisting of small, medium and large growers along with other Directors coopted for their relevant experience and expertise. The AOA is funded by membership and occasional Government Grants.

The AOA is responsible for setting and maintaining quality standards for Australian products which is achieved by growers joining the Australian Code of Practice (COP), which complies with the Australian Standards for Olive Oil and Olive Pomace Oils (AS5264-2011), and the Voluntary Industry Standard for Table Olives in Australia (RIRDC 12-111).

Look for these symbols to ensure you are buying the real deal;

Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil




Other Australian Olive Oil Styles



Australian Certified Table Olives


Other Australian Olive Products

The AOA implements an ongoing consumer awareness and education (CAE) programme to promote the benefits of Australian EVOO and Australian Table Olives to consumers. This CAE programme is funded via industry contributions to specific campaigns. There is a CAE committee that meet regularly to discuss strategy and budgets.

Each October, the AOA holds the National Olive Industry Conference and Trade Exhibition which brings together national and international experts to discuss the latest in technology and research. The industry also gathers at this time to celebrate the season's success at our Gala Awards Presentation Dinner.

The AOA ensures that useful and relevant R&D is undertaken on behalf of the industry to ensure that it remains viable and sustainable. In 2011 Australian Olive Growers voted in support of a national RD&E levy. The Levy came into effect in 2013.

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Executive Contacts

President/Chairman: Peter O'Meara
Chief Executive Officer: Lisa Rowntree
Code of Practice Administrator: Peter McFarlane
  • Code of Practice Administrator & Chemcial Permits Coordinator
  • Peter McFarlane
  • P: 08 8376 2161
  • E: peter@mc.com.au

West Australian Olive Council Director - Chris Mercer


Olives NSW Director
Tasmanian Olive Council Director
Olives Victoria Director
Large Enterprise Group (LEG) Director
Large Enterprise Group (LEG) Directo