Organic resources

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

Organic Organisations


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

Biological Farmers of Aust. (BFA)
The BFA Group is separate to its certifying arm (ACO), and promotes the organic industry in Australia. It also runs industry workshops.
Ph: 07 3350 5716
W: www.bfa.com.au

Border Landcare Organic Group
PO Box 783, Stanthorpe QLD 4380
Ph: 0408 276 094
E: blog@halenet.com.au

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 3171
W: www.bogi.org.au

Canberra Organic Growers’ Society
Ph: 02 6156 2659
W: www.cogs.asn.au

Geelong Organic Gardeners Inc.
W: www.gog.org.au

Gold Coast Organic Growers
Ph: 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 2753
E: jbloomhdra@live.com

 

Hunter Organic Growers’ Society
Ph: 02 4959 9525
W: www.hunterorganicgrowerssociety.org.au

Lockyer Organic Group Inc.
Ph: 07 5465 2017
W: www.logi.org.au

Organic Agriculture Assoc. Inc.
Ph: 03 5152 2276
W: www.organicagriculture.asn.au

Organic Association of WA
Major networking group. Newsletter, open days, seed bank and localised group meeting.
Ph: 08 9453 1783
W: www.ogawa.org.au

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 3156
W: www.roga.org.au

Redland Organic Growers Inc.
Ph: 07 3390 3628;
E: ne.baker@bigpond.com

Tropo
The Tweed Richmond Organic Producers’ Organisation promotes organics in northern NSW. Publishes Going Organic.
Ph: 02 6688 4346
W: www.tropo.org.au


 

Bio-Dynamic Groups


Adelaide Hills Bio-Dynamic Group
Ph: 08 8339 2519

Australian Demeter Bio-Dynamic Method of Agriculture
Ph: 03 5966 7333
W: www.thebiodynamicresearchinstitute.myob.net

Bio-Dynamic Agriculture Australia
Ph: 02 6655 0566
W: www.biodynamics.net.au

Bio-Dynamics FNQ Inc.
Covers Cooktown to Ingham.
Ph: 07 4097 8126 or 07 4095 3264
E: bdfnq@yahoo.com.au

Bio-Dynamics Gardeners’ Assoc. Inc.

Practising and Teaching the Australian Demeter Bio-Dynamic Method

PO Box 378, Warrandyte  VIC 3113

Ph: 03 9844 2551
W: www.bdgardeners.com.au

Bio-Dynamics Sydney
23 Fitzgerald St, Camperdown NSW 2050

Canberra & Region Bio-Dynamic Gardening & Farming Group
Ph: 02 6227 1359 or 0427 059 142
E: goldenholm@ozemail.com.au

Perth Bio-Dynamic Gardening Association
1280 Viveash Road, Swanview WA 6056.


 

General Groups


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

Main website: www.communitygarden.org.au

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

Queensland; Morag Gamble, Ph: 07 5494 4833
Brisbane region: Growing Communities, E: info@growingcommunities.org.au
Far North Queensland: Daniela Gambotto, E: bambigambi@ekit.com

South Australia; Claire Nettle, E: clairenettle@adam.com.au

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

 

Australian Native Plants Society
Protects native plants in the wild and also encourages their cultivation. Has journal, study groups, seeds.
W: www.asgap.org.au

Border Landcare Organic Group
PO Box 400, Tenterfield NSW 2372
W: granitenet.com.au/groups/environment/blog

CERES Community Environment Park
An award-winning, not-for-profit, environmental education centre and urban farm. Brunswick East, VIC
Ph: 03 9389 0100
W: www.ceres.org.au

Food Fairness Illawarra
Ph: 02 4226 5000
W: www.foodfairnessillawarra.org.au

Gene Ethics
A leading anti-genetic engineering body.
Ph: 1300 133 868
W: www.geneethics.org

Hawkesbury EarthCare Centre
Promotes sustainable living skills. Open day first Saturday of the month.
PO Box 442, Richmond NSW 2753
W: www.earthcare.org.au

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

Northey Street City Farm
A co-operative community city farm in Brisbane with permaculture and garden workshops.
Ph: 07 3857 8775
W: www.nscf.org.au

SCPA - South East Producers
Ph: 02 6492 0161
W: www.scpa.org.au

Sydney Food Fairness Alliance
The Alliance is active in developing a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable food system in the Sydney region.
W: www.sydneyfoodfairness.org.au

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

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


 

Seed Sellers


All Rare Herbs
Ph: 07 5446 9243
W: www.allrareherbs.com.au

Australian Wildflower Seeds
Ph: 08 9470 6996
W: www.wildflowersofaustralia.com.au

Beautanicals Herbs
Ph: 0488 774 283
W: www.herbsaustralia.com.au

Cornucopia Seeds
Ph: 0477 548 397
W: www.cornucopiaseeds.com.au

The Diggers Club
Ph: 03 5984 7900
W: www.diggers.com.au

Drylands Permaculture Nursery
Ph: 08 9938 1628
W: www.permaculturenursery.com.au

Eden Seeds
Ph: 07 5533 1107
W: www.edenseeds.com.au

Goodman Seeds
Ph: 03 5152 5988
W: www.goodmanseeds.com.au

Green Harvest
Ph: 07 5435 2699
W: www.greenharvest.com.au

Greenpatch Organic Seeds
Ph: 02 6551 4240
W: www.greenpatchseeds.com.au

The Italian Gardener
Ph: 0407 833 930
W: www.theitaliangardener.com.au

Jankala Organic Seed
W: www.seed.com.au

The Lost Seed Company
Ph: 02 6493 0486
W: www.thelostseed.com.au

New Gippsland Seeds & Bulbs
Ph: 03 9737 9560
W: www.newgipps.com.au

Phoenix Seeds
Ph: 03 6267 9663

Pleasance Herbs
Ph: 0438 373 681
W: www.pleasanceherbs.com.au

Rangeview Seeds
Ph: 03 6354 2464
W: www.rangeviewseeds.com.au

Select Organic
Ph: 07 5533 1177
W: www.selectorganic.com.au Southern

Harvest
Ph: 03 6229 6795
W: www.southernharvest.com.au


 

Permaculture Groups


Ballarat Permaculture Guild
W: www.ballaratpermacultureguild.org

PermaBlitzACT
W: www.permablitzact.com

Permaculture Assoc. of South Australia
Ph: 08 8522 6450
W: www.permaculturesa.org.au

Permaculture Assoc. of Western Australia
E: info@permaculturewest.org.au
W: www.permaculturewest.org.au

Permaculture Blue Mountains
W: www.permaculturebluemountains.net

Permaculture Central Coast
PO Box 3692, Tuggerah NSW 2259
W: www.permaculturecc.org.au

Permaculture Eudlo
Ph: 0408 013 012
W: www.pceudlo.blogspot.com

Permaculture Illawarra
Ph: 02 4228 6064
E: PI@permaculturevisions.com

Permaculture Melbourne
Ph: 03 9513 4447
W: www.permaculturemelbourne.org.au

Permaculture Noosa
W: www.permaculturenoosa.com.au

Permaculture Riverina
Ph: 02 6924 1307
W: www.permacultureriverina.com

Permaculture Sydney
W: www.permaculturesydney.org.au

Permaculture Sydney North
Ph: 1300 887 145
W: www.permaculturenorth.org.au


 

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 2481
W: www.seedsavers.net


 

Organic Certification


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

Australian Certified Organic (ACO)
Ph: 07 3350 5706
W: www.aco.net.au

Organic Growers of Australia (OGA)
(Merged with ACO)
Ph: 07 3350 5716
W: www.organicgrowers.org.au

Aus-Qual
Ph: 07 3361 9200 or 1800 630 890
W: www.ausqual.com.au

Bio-Dynamic Research Institute (BDRI)
Ph: 03 5966 7333
W: www.demeter.org.au

National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia Ltd (NASAA)
Ph: 08 8370 8455
W: www.nasaa.com.au

Organic Food Chain
Ph: 07 4637 2600
W: www.organicfoodchain.com.au
USDA NOP accredited agent

Safe Food Production QLD
Ph: 07 3253 9800 or free call 1800 300 815 (QLD only)
W: www.safefood.qld.gov.au
Currently only certify organic beef.

Tasmanian Organic-Dynamic Producers (TOP)
Ph: 03 6381 2004
W: www.tasorganicdynamic.com.au


 

National Poultry Breed Societies


Australian Heritage Turkey Society
Ph: 03 5792 4000

Australorp Club of Australia
Ph: 02 9652 0004
W: www.australorps.com

The Brahma and Cochin Club of Australia
W: www.brahmacochin.org

The Campine Club of Australia
Ph: 0401 832 395
W: campines.org

Dorking Breeders Group Australasia
Ph: 02 6783 0149
W: www.australiandorkings.com

Goose Breeders Network of Australia
Ph: 02 6493 2816; 
W: www.goosebreeders.petdirectory.com.au

Indian Game Club of Australia
Ph: 03 5573 3201

The Langshan Club of Australia
Ph: 02 6372 1640

Modern Game Club of Australia
Ph: 02 6382 4423

Old English Game Fowl Club of Australia
Ph: 03 6397 6590

The Orpington Club of Australia
Ph: 03 5964 8224

The Plymouth Rock Club of Australia
Ph: 02 6562 8325

Rare Breeds Trust of Australia
Ph: 0408 324 346
W: www.rbta.org

Rare Poultry Breeders’ Association
W: www.rarepoultrybreedersassociation.com

The Rhode Island Club of Australia
Ph: 02 4832 1070

Sussex Club of Australia
Ph: 03 9741 9705
W: www.sussexclub.webs.com

Wyandotte Club of Australia
E: whitewyandottes@ozemail.com.au