About AOOA Membership

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

Membership Benefits

Stay informed

The AOOA has a dedicated position in monitoring the Australian olive oil industry and communicating with members on key issues as well as global category information. AOOA committee members work with relevant food and health interests to promote olive oil usage and attend relevant trade events, including meetings of the International Olive Council (IOC) Quality Control Monitoring Agreement. Members are kept informed through alerts, newsletters, conferences and meetings.

Promote olive oil quality

For over 20 years, the AOOA has been managing a quality control program aimed at alerting government and trade officials of olive oil adulteration and fraud, thereby ensuring a marketplace with fair competition. Today, the AOOA is collecting more samples than ever before and continues to work with the IOC, local regulatory bodies, retailers and association members to ensure industry standards are met.

Check your supplier

Are you getting what you paid for?

Distributors need to quality control their own supply with confidence. Being proactive about managing your supply partner is critical to ensuring you are not selling a product that could land you in “hot water” because it breaches the law or fails standards due to quality or adulteration. AOOA members may elect their own olive oil product lines to be tested by the association, providing the added benefit of ensuring their own supply partners continuously meet quality standards.

Navigate category-related legislation and regulations

Through our work with relevant industry stakeholders including governmental bodies such as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and industry organisations such as the Food and Beverage Importers Association (FBIA), AOOA members have access to a clear information about legislation and regulations affecting Olive Oil.

With a combination of FBIA and AOOA membership, members will be aware of legislation affecting import operations and can be involved in efforts related to supporting the development and ensuring fair competition in the olive oil category in Australia. For companies based outside Australia, this can be particularly helpful in understanding local legislation.

Have a voice

The AOOA monitors local and international industry issues, such as the modernisation of international quality standards and the promotion and regulatory proposal of non-harmonised standards for olive oil. The AOOA seeks to represent all members in having a balanced voice in industry and government discussions, ensuring fair outcomes for free competition and defence against the imposition of unfair trade barriers or heavy-handed regulation by groups with vested interests.

Who can join?

AOOA Membership is open to all producers, importers and distributors of local and imported olive oil and also to other industry-related bodies and interested associations. By becoming a member of the Australian Olive Oil Association (AOOA) you will be contributing to financially support the AOOA, allowing it to function as a body representing your interests and helping build a fair and growing future for the olive oil market in Australia.

Membership Levels

Category A

Annual membership: $1000

For businesses generating less than $250K in annual purchases or production of olive oil

Membership includes:

  1. Quality Control Test for 1 product and listing on IOC website
  2. AOOA Quality Seal Licence for 1 product
  3. E-newsletter and market data
  4. Advanced content
  5. Listing on AOOA website
  6. Link to member’s website

Category B

Annual membership: $2000

For businesses generating $250k-$5M in annual purchases or production of olive oil

Membership includes:

  1. Quality Control Test for 1 product and listing on IOC website
  2. AOOA Quality Seal Licence for 1 product
  3. E-newsletter and market data
  4. Advanced content
  5. Voting rights
  6. Committee membership eligibility
  7. Listing on AOOA website
  8. Link to member’s website

Category C

Annual membership: $12,000

For businesses generating more than $5M in annual purchases or production of olive oil

Membership includes:

  1. Quality Control Tests for 3 product samples (and listing on IOC website)
  2. AOOA Quality Seal Licence for 1 product
  3. E-newsletter and market data
  4. Advanced content
  5. Voting rights
  6. Committee membership eligibility
  7. Listing on AOOA website
  8. Link to member’s website

Membership Enquiry

By becoming a member of the Australian Olive Oil Association (AOOA) you will be contributing to financially support the AOOA, allowing it to function as a body representing your interests and helping build a fair and growing future for the olive oil market in Australia.

The continued efforts of the AOOA have been pivotal in the promotion, management and self-regulation of international quality standards for olive oil in Australia, the most important resulting effect being the continued absence of unnecessary, potentially heavy-handed regulation of the olive oil industry in Australia that could introduce significant biases and trade barriers into the industry that would increase costs for all stakeholders and consumers.

Contact our Secretariat for more information on how to be involved and start your membership.

* Exact Annual Fees for regular and core members vary according to annual purchase/production value.

** Testing cost subject to change.

Grassroots Membership Levels

A new category for smaller growers

Membership includes

  1. Listing on AOOA website
  2. Link to member’s website
  3. Quarterly E-newsletter
  4. Access to webinars for a small fee
  5. Access to downloadable resources to use at cellar doors and farmers markets
  6. Access to updates on international trends in olive oil

Grassroot Levels

Level 1

For growers with groves under 75ha

  1. Annual membership of $100 Normally $200, discounted by 50% for Foundation members in 2022,
  2. Then 20% discount on membership for 3 years

Level 2

For growers with groves 75-150ha

  1. Annual membership of $300 Normally $600, discounted by 50% for Foundation members in 2022,
  2. Then 20% discount of membership for 3 years