About Citrus Australia
Citrus Australia Ltd is the recognised peak industry body representing the nation’s commercial citrus growers.
Established in 2008 as a non-profit company limited by guarantee following a decision by growers across the country to reform the old industry body, Citrus Australia commenced very modestly with an enthusiastic skills based board, 11 voluntary grower members, and a small team based in Mildura, Victoria.
Today, we are supported by over 300 grower and affiliate members and an expanded Citrus Australia team that provide vital services to the industry.
What are we doing for the industry?
Citrus Australia is re-energising the Australian citrus industry by increasing demand and value. We are doing this by focusing on:
Public Affairs: actively lobbying on issues such as water; export market access and development; biosecurity and quarantine; industrial relations; and truth in labelling.
Market access, development and promotion: breaking down barriers to export markets; driving the Australian Citrus Quality Standards for the whole of industry; and developing more effective export promotion programs.
Information: providing information on plantings, crop forecasts and weekly market distribution through InfoCitrus.
Communication: Through the popular industry magazine Australian Citrus News; e-newsletters; at regional events; and at our national conferences.
Biosecurity/plant health: biosecurity plans, awareness posters, increased surveillance.
R&D Coordination: Participation in R&D Planning, advisory mechanisms and fostering R&D networks.