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Find project updates and see your levy at work in the latest Hortlink


New, ongoing and recently completed projects

Recently completed R&D projects

Read about recently completed projects for the olive industry below, and in more detail in Hortlink.

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Essential work to facilitate increased exports to China, removing roadblocks and enhancing competitive advantage

Project Code: OL14003

Status: Completed project

Read more in Hortlink Spring

With the goal of increasing exports of high-quality Australian olive oil into China, this project began at the start of 2015 and finished in 2016.

New and ongoing R&D projects

Information on current R&D projects for the olive industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 1.

Australian olive oil code of practice implementation

Project Code: OL13007

Status: Ongoing project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 1

The ultimate goal of this project is to enhance consumer confidence in Australian olive products by:

  • Providing a formal mechanism for certification of Australian olive products in both domestic and export markets (including the registration of certification trademarks for olive products)
  • Supporting and monitoring industry compliance with the Australian Standard for olive oil, the ANZFA Food Standards Code, and Australian Consumer Law, through undertaking regular national market surveys
  • Building olive industry skills and capacity through training programs.
Australian olive industry benchmarking program
International Olive Council Committee
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Olive Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021

Olive SIP at a glance

Olive SIP

The Olive Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the olive industry over the next five years. It lays the foundation for decision-making in levy investments and represents the balanced interests of the industry. The very important function of the SIP is to ensure levy investment decisions align with industry priorities.

The SIP was developed through a process of consultation, drafting, validation, stakeholder feedback as well as final approval by Hort Innovation’s Board. The process involved consultation meetings (detailed below) and online validation, giving olive growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.

If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's olive Relationship Manager, Will Gordon, by phone on 0427 920 924 or

Completed consultation events

Industry Location Timing
Olive Teleconference February 26, 2016
Olive Melbourne, VIC April 8, 2016
Olive Melbourne, VIC August 11, 2016
Olive Melbourne, VIC February 16, 2017

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel


The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the olive industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Panel members

Name Organisation Location

SIAP meetings and summaries

Meeting Number Date Location Summary

Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure

Resources and downloads


Contacts at Hort Innovation

Will Gordon
Relationship Manager Lead

T 03 9691 3525
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Industry representative body: Australian Olive Association Limited

c/o Post Office
Coomandook, SA 5261
T 08 8573 6545
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