Membership Benefits

By becoming a financial member of the Australian Olive Association (AOA) you will be doing your bit to financially support and empower the AOA to represent your interests and to help build a sustainable and profitable future for our industry.

Membership enables the AOA to continue its important work protecting our industry; promoting our products; and assisting members to maximise their productivity, profitability and sustainability.

Membership fees also fund programs in: government relations, advocacy and representation on issues impacting on our industry; and also affiliations and taskforces with other horticultural/ agricultural industries and Hort Innovation to address problems we all share. AOA also manages the olive industry biosecurity program and takes responsibility for other industry risk minimization and crisis management activities across the industry. These essential activities often go under the radar.

The AOA promotes the olive industry’s products through its digital and PR programs, the Australian International Olive Awards, Food and Health Media events, and the operation of the OliveCare® program. AOA supports industry productivity through its communications and extension program including electronic, digital, and hard copy communications along with seminars, field days, and workshops on practical aspects of the business.

As a member you are able to join the Australian Code of Practice (COP) which is governed by the Australian Standards for Olive Oil and Pomace Oil (AS 5264-2011)

New members that are Australian based receive a FREE copy of the Spanish Olive Growing Manual “EL CULTIVO DEL OLIVO”, normally valued at $165 inc GST. In 2010 the long awaited olive growing manual was published. The book is a technical manual for all those involved in the olive growing sector.

Via a password, financial members will be given access to the members lounge on this website, which contains information on labelling requirements, industry news and statistics and a host of technical information. Your membership entitles you to participate in AOA-organised events, such as conferences and oil shows, at significant discounts.

To become a financial member please visit the Membership Forms page and fill the appropriate form. Fees are outlined on this page.