Organic resources

Our useful list of groups, organisations and distributors - as well as Australian organic certification bodies.

Organic Organisations

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Organic Federation of Aust. (OFA)The peak body promoting, networking and lobbying for the organic movement.PO Box 369, Bellingen NSW 2454W:

Australian Organic (AO)Organic and biodynamic certification for all categories of organic and biodynamic farming and food production.Ph: 07 3350 5716W:

Border Landcare Organic GroupPO Box 783, Stanthorpe QLD 4380Ph: 0408 276 094E:

Brisbane Organic Growers Inc.Meetings first Thursday of the month (except January) at 102 McDonald Rd, Windsor. Entry $2 (members), $4 (non-members).Ph: 07 3357 3171W:

Canberra Organic Growers’ SocietyPh: 02 6156 2659W:

Geelong Organic Gardeners Inc.W:

Gold Coast Organic GrowersPh: 07 5598 6609

Henry Doubleday Research Assoc. of Aust.Holds regular meetings and seminars on organic gardening. Has a seed bank and library.PO Box 442, Richmond NSW 2753E:


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Hunter Organic Growers’ SocietyPh: 02 4959 9525W:

Lockyer Organic Group Inc.Ph: 07 5465 2017W:

Organic Agriculture Assoc. Inc.Ph: 03 5152 2276W:

Organic Association of WAMajor networking group. Newsletter, open days, seed bank and localised group meeting.Ph: 08 9453 1783W:

Organic Growers’ Assoc. (NSW)Regular meetings. Organic seeds and books.Ph: 02 9606 2203

Ranges Organic Growers’ Assoc. (ROGA)PO Box 585, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156W:

Redland Organic Growers Inc.Ph: 07 3390 3628;E:

TropoThe Tweed Richmond Organic Producers’ Organisation promotes organics in northern NSW. Publishes Going Organic.Ph: 02 6688 4346W:



Bio-Dynamic Groups

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Adelaide Hills Bio-Dynamic GroupPh: 08 8339 2519

Australian Demeter Bio-Dynamic Method of AgriculturePh: 03 5966 7333W:

Bio-Dynamic Agriculture AustraliaPh: 02 6655 0566W:

Bio-Dynamics FNQ Inc.Covers Cooktown to Ingham.Ph: 07 4097 8126 or 07 4095 3264E:

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Bio-Dynamics Gardeners’ Assoc. Inc.

Practising and Teaching the Australian Demeter Bio-Dynamic Method

PO Box 378, Warrandyte  VIC 3113

Ph: 03 9844 2551W:

Bio-Dynamics Sydney23 Fitzgerald St, Camperdown NSW 2050

Canberra & Region Bio-Dynamic Gardening & Farming GroupPh: 02 6227 1359 or 0427 059 142E:

Perth Bio-Dynamic Gardening Association1280 Viveash Road, Swanview WA 6056.



General Groups

Australian City Farms & Community Gardens NetworkGeneral information, events, how to start a community garden, plus email addresses for all state representatives.

Main website:

New South Wales; Russ Grayson, Ph: 0414 065 203Sydney inner urban/City of Sydney area: Annie Walker, Ph: 02 9265 9786Hunter region: Rob Henderson, Koorangang City Farm, Ph: 02 4964 9308 or 0418 669 438Albury-Wodonga (also northern Victoria): Rebecca Chettleburgh, Ph: 0410 594 282

Queensland; Morag Gamble, Ph: 07 5494 4833Brisbane region: Growing Communities, E: North Queensland: Daniela Gambotto, E:

South Australia; Claire Nettle, E:

Tasmania; David Stephens, Ph: 03 6227 8390; or Nel Smit, Ph: 03 6227 9891

Victoria; Jennifer Alden, Ph: 03 9429 3084

Western Australia; Anne Goodall, Ph: 1300 501 357


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Australian Native Plants SocietyProtects native plants in the wild and also encourages their cultivation. Has journal, study groups, seeds.W:

Border Landcare Organic GroupPO Box 400, Tenterfield NSW 2372W:

CERES Community Environment ParkAn award-winning, not-for-profit, environmental education centre and urban farm. Brunswick East, VICPh: 03 9389 0100W:

Food Fairness IllawarraPh: 02 4226 5000W:

Gene EthicsA leading anti-genetic engineering body.Ph: 1300 133 868W:

Hawkesbury EarthCare CentrePromotes sustainable living skills. Open day first Saturday of the month.PO Box 442, Richmond NSW 2753W:

Northern Suburbs Garden Club of PerthMeetings on the third Sunday of the month.Ph: 08 9276 4741

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Northey Street City FarmA co-operative community city farm in Brisbane with permaculture and garden workshops.Ph: 07 3857 8775W:

SCPA - South East ProducersPh: 02 6492 0161W:

Sydney Food Fairness AllianceThe Alliance is active in developing a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable food system in the Sydney region.W:

Transition SydneyA hub to support the successful transition of Sydney’s communities to a resilient future in a post-peak oil, carbon-constrained world.W:

Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF)Allows travellers to exchange their labour for meals and accommodation at organic farms around Australia.Ph: 03 5155 0218W:



Seed Sellers

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All Rare HerbsPh: 07 5446 9243W:

Australian Wildflower SeedsPh: 08 9470 6996W:

Beautanicals HerbsPh: 0488 774 283W:

Cornucopia SeedsPh: 0477 548 397W:

The Diggers Club Ph: 03 5984 7900W:

Drylands Permaculture NurseryPh: 08 9938 1628W:

Eden SeedsPh: 07 5533 1107W:

Goodman SeedsPh: 03 5152 5988W:

Green HarvestPh: 07 5435 2699W:

Greenpatch Organic SeedsPh: 02 6551 4240W:

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The Italian GardenerPh: 0407 833 930W:

Jankala Organic SeedW:

The Lost Seed CompanyPh: 02 6493 0486W:

New Gippsland Seeds & BulbsPh: 03 9737 9560W:

Phoenix SeedsPh: 03 6267 9663

Pleasance HerbsPh: 0438 373 681W:

Rangeview SeedsPh: 03 6354 2464W:

Select OrganicPh: 07 5533 1177W: Southern

HarvestPh: 03 6229 6795W:



Permaculture Groups

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Ballarat Permaculture GuildW:

Caboolture and Surroundings Permaculture GroupP: 0422107914E: caboolturepermaculture@vanveenorganics.comW:


Permaculture Assoc. of South AustraliaPh: 08 8522 6450W:

Permaculture Assoc. of Western AustraliaE:

Permaculture Blue MountainsW:

Permaculture Central CoastPO Box 3692, Tuggerah NSW 2259W:

Permaculture EudloPh: 0408 013 012W:

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Permaculture IllawarraPh: 02 4228 6064E:

Permaculture MelbournePh: 03 9513 4447W:

Permaculture NoosaW:

Permaculture RiverinaPh: 02 6924 1307W:

Permaculture SydneyW:

Permaculture Sydney NorthPh: 1300 887 145W:



Local Seed Networks

Australia’s Seed Savers’ Network (SSN) handles seed bank and seed exchange to local groups called Local Seed Networks. Each LSN has a web page and is provided with a start-up kit. If you are interested in starting an LSN.Contact the SSN at: PO Box 975, Byron Bay NSW 2481W:


Organic Certification

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Australia has eight government-accredited organic certifiers. Genuine organic products will bear their logos.

Australian Certified Organic (ACO)Ph: 07 3350 5706W:

Organic Growers of Australia (OGA)(Merged with ACO)Ph: 07 3350 5716W:

Aus-QualPh: 07 3361 9200 or 1800 630 890W:

Bio-Dynamic Research Institute (BDRI)Ph: 03 5966 7333W:

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National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia Ltd (NASAA)Ph: 08 8370 8455W:

Organic Food ChainPh: 07 4637 2600W: NOP accredited agent

Safe Food Production QLDPh: 07 3253 9800 or free call 1800 300 815 (QLD only)W: only certify organic beef.

Tasmanian Organic-Dynamic Producers (TOP)Ph: 03 6381 2004W:



National Poultry Breed Societies

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Australian Heritage Turkey SocietyPh: 03 5792 4000

Australorp Club of AustraliaPh: 02 9652 0004W:

The Brahma and Cochin Club of AustraliaW:

The Campine Club of AustraliaPh: 0401 832 395W:

Dorking Breeders Group AustralasiaPh: 02 6783 0149W:

Goose Breeders Network of AustraliaPh: 02 6493 2816; W:

Indian Game Club of AustraliaPh: 03 5573 3201

The Langshan Club of AustraliaPh: 02 6372 1640

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Modern Game Club of AustraliaPh: 02 6382 4423

Old English Game Fowl Club of AustraliaPh: 03 6397 6590

The Orpington Club of AustraliaPh: 03 5964 8224

The Plymouth Rock Club of AustraliaPh: 02 6562 8325

Rare Breeds Trust of AustraliaPh: 0408 324 346W:

Rare Poultry Breeders’ AssociationW:

The Rhode Island Club of AustraliaPh: 02 4832 1070

Sussex Club of AustraliaPh: 03 9741 9705W:

Wyandotte Club of AustraliaE: