Avocados Australia is the peak industry body in Australia for avocados. We are a not-for-profit membership based organisation. Our members are Avocado growers throughout Australia as well as associated businesses and other industry stakeholders.
Avocados Australia seeks to work with all parts of the supply chain from production through distribution and retail to the consumer. By working together we seek to continually improve the ability of growers to provide a healthy, profitable and safe product for all consumers. As part of this continual improvement we manage a Research and Development Program and Marketing and Promotion Program for the Australian avocado industry.
Avocados Australia Limited is governed by a Board of Directors which is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation. The Board is comprised of elected grower-members representing each of the major production areas in Australia.
The Board also has one standing skills based Committee – the Varieties Committee – that makes recommendations to the Board on issues related to importation of new varieties and the Nursery Accreditation scheme.
Each grower-member of Avocados Australia is eligible to stand for election to the Board, has one vote to elect the Board, and also has the right to vote at general meetings.
Avocados Australia maintains a Secretariat based in Brisbane, Queensland. The role of the Secretariat is to implement the directions of the Board and manage the day to day business of the organisation. It is also charged with ensuring that the ongoing interests of the members are represented in the many government and industry forums.