• Welcome

    Our mission is the promotion of consumer education, international quality standards and fair competition in the Australian olive oil industry.

    We represent a membership that is open to all industry stakeholders, including producers, importers, distributors and trade organisations.


The Australian Olive Oil Association offers a Certified Quality Seal Program as a way to recognize and promote olive oils that measure up to the industry’s standards of excellence.

Heart-healthy benefits and superior flavours have made olive oil a staple in many Australian kitchens. But as with any premium product, there is a potential for imposters to mingle with the real thing. Now there is an easy way for consumers to identify olive oil that delivers the quality they expect.

  • Frequent Testing

    The AOOA Certified Quality Seal Program has stepped up quality control another notch by submitting the Seal products for testing more frequently.

  • International Standards

    Follows IOC standards in its tests including sensory analyses and an array of chemical tests.

  • Consumer Confidence

    The AOOA Seal will give consumers an added level of confidence that they are getting 100% authentic  product

Latest News

7 shutterstock_38151766-darkened

AOOA talks to 2GB about olive oil in Australia

In an interview with the 2GB, the President of the Australian Olive Oil Association, David Valmorbida, talks about olive oil in Australia, the growth of Australian-produced olive oil and the increasing sophistication of consumer choice.
Mario Solinas Award Gold Medal

2015 Mario Solinas Awards in New York City

On June 29th the winners of the world's most prestigious olive oil competition, the Mario Solinas Awards, were announced in New York. In 2015, gold medals were taken out by olive oils from Portugal and Spain. Read more...
Sydney Opera House cleaned with Olive Oil

Olive Oil protects the Sydney Opera House

Olive oil, around 105 litres per year, is used to help clean the Sydney Opera House as a part of its Green Cleaning Guidelines. It is used to moisturise and protect materials such as bronze railings on a daily basis. Steve Tsouklas, in an interview with the BBC, talks about his love for the Opera House since he began working there in 1968.
WE-Women for Expo

Olive Oil Times: ‘WE Expo’ Project Seeks to Build New Alliances

The International Olive Oil Council (IOC) has joined the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Arnoldo and Alberto Mondadori Foundation in supporting the World Table project, part of the “WE, Women for Expo,” an Expo 2015 project that seeks to bring together women and nourishing foods from around the globe. Click here to read the article from Olive Oil Times.

  • Quality & Standards

    Olive oil quality and product standards are at the core of the AOOA’s purpose. We help members and industry stakeholders navigate international standards as well as local legislation and regulatory topics. As a peak industry body, we take the lead in relevant discussions at a governmental level.

    Read more about olive oil standards here


The International Olive Council (IOC) was established in 1959 under the auspices of the United Nations and is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for the development of global standards for olive oil quality.

For over 20 years the AOOA has coordinated annual sampling and testing of leading olive oil brands by independent, accredited laboratories as a part of the global monitoring program lead by the IOC.


Find out more about membership with the AOOA

Membership benefits

AOOA members stay informed of the latest industry news, regulation and global category information. Participate in industry promotion of olive oil and have a voice at the local and international regulatory level. Get assistance on standards, legislation and regulation and access testing services for your product

Who can join?

We welcome all stakeholders of the olive oil industry and encourage all perspectives to take a seat at the table, to discuss issues, identify needs and plan industry actions. We offer membership tiers for small and large organisations, for producers, importers, distributors and trade organisations.

Become a member

The process is simple. Download the forms available here or simply contact us via this website. We would be happy to talk to you at any time about how you can be involved.