Food and agribusiness

Queensland’s thriving food and agribusiness industry grows one-third of Australia’s primary produce, is the second most important export commodity earner, and contributes more than $16.8 billion to the state economy. The industry continues to grow steadily with an increase in the economic impact of the industry to the local and state economy.

Queensland and the Gold Coast, offer forward-looking investors the opportunity to partner with its innovative and secure food and agriculture supply chains to deliver fresh and safe food to international markets. They can help investors to harness opportunities by working with local industries, and economic development agencies, as well as local and state government agencies.

Opportunities for the sector exist for procurement and category decision makers, supply chain directors tourism services – hotel, accommodation, theme parks, procurement decision makers from global catering companies, and food retail and service distributors.

Thriving industry


Queensland leads the world in high quality agricultural produce and processes that are clean, green, reliable and secure. The State’s ability to maintain quality, security and sustainability is a result of best practice management, smart regulation, and ongoing innovation, research and development. Our supply chain is made up of businesses offering expertise in all aspects of the food industry, from production to marketing, and one third of all Australia’s primary produce comes from Queensland. Queensland offers forward-looking investors the opportunity to partner with its innovative and secure food and agriculture supply chains to deliver fresh and safe food to international markets.

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast has developed a niche food and beverage industry, leveraging off the broader agricultural strengths of Queensland. Our industry is recognised for innovation across functional foods and food and beverage manufacturing. The development of functional foods for sport, health and wellness is consistent with the city’s sport mindedness. The beverage production industry continues to grow with the establishment of award-winning craft breweries that service a growing export marketplace. The ability to source fresh produce within the regions is fundamental to the city’s thriving culinary scene, which contributes to the success of the region’s visitor economy.

Trade 2018 is partnering with City of the Gold Coast and Trade & Investment Queensland, the Queensland Government’s dedicated global business agency for helping potential investors find and take advantage of the endless opportunities Queensland offers. For more information visit


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