Food Processing Industry

About the food processing industry

The food industry in Australia is a vital component of the economy. The industry makes a significant contribution to the economies of regional areas through employment, business and service opportunities.

Support for food processing firms

The Australian Government is committed to providing support to the food industry through the following programmes:

  • Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive - provides targeted offset
  • Food and Beverage Supplier Advocate
  • Enterprise Connect 
  • Cooperative Research Centres
  • Skills Connect

For more information, visit the Support for food processing firms page.

Previous initiatives

Previous food processing industry initiatives include:


Key statistics


Related links


  • Food Industry Policy Section
    Industry Division
    Department of Industry
  • GPO Box 9839
    Canberra ACT 2601
  • Phone: +61 2 6213 6000
  • Email:


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