Organic Development Group

Organic Development Group

The Organic Development Group (ODG) consists of eleven organisations including certification, consumer, investment, and advocacy associations, who have over the past seven months joined together for the specific purpose of achieving regulatory reform in the Australian domestic market. The ODG has met three times in person, once virtually and has convened two separate working groups to facilitate foundational work streams such as research and review of potential pathways towards the shared goal of domestic regulation.  The ODG is a voluntary group with representation by 11 industry groups.  The Secretariat is resourced by Australian Organic LlimitedNASAA Organic and Organic Industries Australia (OIA) and funded by Australian Organic limited and NASAA Organic.

The group’s success was witnessed by the Australian Government at the inaugural Parliamentary Friends of Organic in Canberra during Organic Awareness Month. The Parliamentary Friends group was founded by Dan Repacholi, Member for Hunter, and Aaron Violi, Member for Casey. During the event Minister for Agriculture Senator Murray Watt attended and spoke of the importance of our industry and bipartisan support was demonstrated by the inclusion of Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Leader of the National Party David Littleproud in the final formalities.

ODG representatives are standing shoulder to shoulder, calling for reform and working as a united front. It is a credit to the representatives and the Secretariat how much has been achieved in such a short period of time. Well done to the ODG representatives for putting the industry’s future first and making this critical progress.

  • ACO Certification Ltd (ACO)
  • Australian Organic Limited (AOL)
  • Bio Dynamic Research Institute (BDRI)
  • Certified Organic & Bio Dynamic Western Australia (COBWA)
  • NASAA Certified Organic (NCO)
  • NASAA Organic Limited (NASAA)
  • Organic Consumers Association Australia (OCAA)
  • Organic Food Chain (OFC)
  • Organic Industries of Australia
  • Organic & Regenerative Investment Co-Operative (ORICOOP)
  • Southern Cross Certified (SXC)



Photo: Greg Paynter