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Some of our Foundation Members

Bellamys Organic   Ozganics    Obe Beef   Norco Cooperative  Queen Foods   Mycelia   Australian Organic Meats   Rosnay Organic Wines   Rural Organics    AquaUtopia    Centre for Global Food and Resources   Primal Foods   Pasta Emilia    Blind Corner   Worm Hit   Chalk Hill Wines   Paris Creek Farms  Pureharvest   SOSbio   NASAA   Southern Cross University   Rural Bank   Achacha   Lieton Park   Total Package      RegenAG   Organic Food Chain   Stormflower Vineyard    Lettuce Deliver   Go Grow

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Benefits of membershipBecome a member of the interim peak body which represents Australia's organic industries in government forums and industry initiatives.

Organic Industries of Australia Ltd is a new and independent organisation which acts in the interests of all certified organic operators.

There are two categories of membership—Full Membership for certified organic operators and Associate Membership for others.

Foundation Memberships are also available for a limited time.

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The membership options and eligibility are summarised in the table below.

 

Full Members Associate Members
Eligibility

Must be a current Certified Organic Operator

A supporter by way of financial assistance, provision of professional services, or other non-cash assistance to the organisation

An important part of the supply chain for making certified organic products available for sale to the consumers of those products

A nominated representative of a Research and Development Corporation

A former or aspiring Certified Organic Operator

Ordinary Membership $10 $10
Foundation Membership $250 $250
Membership rights Full voting rights

No voting rights

May not nominate a person as a director

Can be appointed as a director

Foundation memberships are available only for a limited time. After commencement, foundation members have the same rights and obligations as ordinary members. Foundation members are recognised on our website and may also receive other additional benefits from time to time.

The objectives of Organic Industries of Australia Ltd are to:

  • facilitate an organic industry which has an authoritative voice that enhances the fortunes of all Australian certified organic operators, through advocacy, education and transparent representation
  • improve the competitiveness of certified organic operators through effective advocacy to governments, with industry stakeholders, and in respect of research and development
  • promote the integrity of certified organic productions systems
  • promote industry development and educate producers and consumers in respect of certified organic production
  • facilitate collaboration across supply chains and improve domestic and export market access for certified organic operators
  • promote widespread uptake of sustainable farming systems and markets based on organic principles and imbued with a culture of innovation, of progressive improvement towards best practice, of transparent integrity, of inclusive collaboration, of holistic systems, and of true value pricing

 

Three ways to join

  • Complete the online application (link)
  • Download the application for Ordinary membership ($10) Membership application
  • Download the application for Foundation membership ($250) Membership application

 

Full details of the eligibility, rights and obligations of members are set out in the Constitution (link).

For new memberships accepted between 1 March and 30 June, the Subscription that is paid will count as payment in full of the Subscription for the following year.