Country of origin food labelling (Commonweath)

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All Australians could have their say on country of origin food labelling in an online survey to help design the Australian Government’s new labelling system.

  • Status: Closed: Closing date Friday 3rd July 2015


The Australian Government wants to deliver a more direct system for food labelling to give consumers the information they want in an easy to read and understand format.

The country of origin labelling changes will give consumers the information they need without imposing excessive costs on industry.

Australian consumers want to make more informed choices about the food they buy including such information as where their food has been grown and processed. 

The Government aims to give Australians confidence in knowing where their food is coming from.

Proposed changes

The proposed changes are highlighted in the consultation paper which includes the labels being considered. 

Country of origin food labels
Country of origin food labels , by Department of Industry and Science (Commonwealth)
Country of origin food labels , by Department of Industry and Science (Commonwealth)



Downloads and resources

The online survey closed Friday 3 July 2015.

The federal Department of Industry and Science website has full details of the Country of origin labelling consultation and survey. Hardcopies can be requested by calling 13 28 46.


Enquiries are to be sent directly to the federal Department of Industry and Science via their website, phone or email. Please note that this consultation survey is now closed.

Phone: 13 28 46





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