Food Links

Below are links to other Australian Government departments that have a responsibility for food issues as well as state and territory government agencies, research corporations and national food associations. Also available are links to websites that provide information on accessing grant and program information specific to the food industry as well as more general operational assistance.

For information on importing and exporting foodstuffs, please visit Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service

Australian Government Departments
State/Territory Contacts
National Food Associations
Research and Development
Grant information

Australian Government Departments

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Australian Customs Service
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australian Government Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Australian Government Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics
Codex Australia
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Australian Trade Commission
IP Australia
The Australian Consumer Law
The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
Australian National Residue Survey

State/territory contacts

Australian Capital Territory
Business ACT 
Department of Health

New South Wales
Department of Primary Industries
Department of Industry and Investment
NSW Food Authority

Northern Territory
Department of Resources
Department of Health and Community Services

Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
Department of Health

South Australia
Department of Primary Industries and Resources
South Australian Food Centre
Department of Health

Department of Economic Development, Toursism and the Arts
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and the Environment
Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Primary Industries
Food Industry in Victoria
Department of Human Services

Western Australia
Department of Agriculture and Food
Department of Health

National food associations

Agribusiness Association of Australia
Australian Beverages Council
Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Australian Consumers’ Association
Australian Food and Grocery Council
Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Inc
Dietician’s Association of Australia
Packaging Council of Australia Inc

Research and development

Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs)
Research and Development Corporations (RDCs)
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence

Grant information
Regional Entry Point
Grants Link


Australian National Residue Survey
The Australian National Residue Survey (NRS) is a program conducted by the National Office of Food Safety located within DAFF. The primary function of the NRS is to monitor chemical residues and environmental contaminants in the products of participating industries.

National Food Industry Strategy (NFIS)

The National Food Industry Strategy was a five–year, $114.4 million program that concluded on 30 June 2007.

The industry–led company formed to implement most of the program, National Food Industry Strategy Limited, was formally de–registered on 3 April 2008.

Information about the concluded initiative is archived at the National Library of Australia’s PANDORA site.

Last reviewed:
23 May 2011