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Read about some of the recently completed projects for the olive industry.
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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 at 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 had a number of key deliverables and outcomes.

Full details can be found in the project’s final report, which is available to order at Hort Innovation’s Final Report order form  (final reports are free to Australian horticulture levy payers, registered Hort Innovation members and industry representative bodies).

New and ongoing R&D projects

Read about some of the new and ongoing projects for the olive industry. The latest updates for these can be found at Hortlink Spring.

Australian olive oil code of practice implementation

Project Code: OL13007

Status: Ongoing project

Read more at Hortlink Spring

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 (AS5264‐2011), the ANZFA Food Standards Code, and Australian Consumer Law, through undertaking regular national market surveys; building olive industry skills and capacity through training programs.

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Strategic Investment Planning process for the olive industry is almost complete



If you would like to submit comments, please view the draft and then use the comment form.

If you'd rather speak to a real person, you can ring Scott Williams, of Scott Williams Consulting on 0413 059190 or Will Gordon of Hort Innovation on 03 9691 3525.

Thank you to all the growers who have contributed their time and their ideas so far. If you haven't had a chance to get involved yet, then now's the time!

See below for the completed consultation events and agendas on the olive SIP.

Completed consultation events

Industry Location Timing
Olive Teleconference February 26, 2016
Olive Melbourne, VIC April 8, 2016
Olive Melbourne, VIC August 11, 2016
Olive Geelong, VIC October 5, 2016


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

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Contacts at Hort Innovation

Will Gordon
Relationship Manager Lead

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

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Coomandook, SA 5261
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