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Other Regulators

Department of Agriculture

Export Meat Program

The Export Meat Program provides inspection, verification and certification services to the export meat industry in Australia.

Fish Exports Program

The Fish Exports Program provides operational services, policy and technical advice to the export seafood industry to assist in maintaining international market access.


Victorian Fisheries Authority

New South Wales

NSW Food Authority


Safe Food Queensland

South Australia

Biosecurity SA – Food Safety

Western Australia

West Australian Meat Industry Authority


Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment – Food Safety

Northern Territory

Department of Primary Industries – Primary Industry (Meat Industries)

Industry Bodies

Australian Meat Industry Council

The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) is the peak council that represents retailers, processors, exporters and smallgoods manufacturers in the post-farm-gate meat industry.

Meat and Livestock Australia

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) is a producer-owned company, working in partnership with industry and government to achieve a profitable and sustainable red meat and livestock (cattle, sheep and goats) industry in Australia.

Seafood Industry Victoria

Seafood Industry Victoria is a non-profit organisation whose members are involved in the harvesting, processing, wholesaling, retailing and exporting of seafood in Victoria, and is the peak body for the commercial fishing industry. The organisation liaises with State Government, media, environmental groups and other marine stakeholders on behalf of its members’ best interests.

Government Departments

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established on 1 January 2019 to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. 

  • Kangaroo Harvesting Program
  • The Kangaroo Harvesting Program (KHP) began in Victoria on 1 October 2019 to enable commercial harvesting of kangaroos for pet food in Victoria. Harvesting of kangaroos for human consumption remains prohibited in Victoria.

Department of Health and Human Services (Food Safety)

The Department of Health and Human Services has general oversight of the administration of the Food Act 1984 (Vic). The Act provides the regulatory framework for the food industry to ensure that food sold in Victoria is safe, suitable and correctly labelled. The department also responds to food incidents and emergencies, and coordinates a response when more than one municipality is involved. 

Standards and Certification

Foods Standards Australia New Zealand

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is a bi-national government agency and is responsible for developing and administering Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.


JAS-ANZ is the government-appointed accreditation body for Australia and New Zealand responsible for providing accreditation of conformity assessment bodies in the fields of certification and inspection. Accreditation by JAS-ANZ demonstrates the competence and independence of these conformity assessment bodies.