Agribusiness, Food and Beverages finalists

For outstanding international success in the field of agricultural products, services or technology including farm production, manufactured foods and beverages, forestry and fisheries.  

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National finalists for the 61st Australian Export Awards in the Agribusiness, Food and Beverages category.


Brisbane (Meeanjin Country), Queensland


AgTrade’s vision is to feed the world with purpose, creativity and care. The Queensland-based livestock, genetics and food security group operates a diverse group of global agribusinesses. Each is focused on developing sustainable export markets for some of Australia’s greatest agricultural resources. 

The AgTrade team is located across Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and the Americas. It has longstanding relationships with more than 10,000 farming and primary production businesses in Australia and New Zealand.

The company exports to more than 30 countries including China, Indonesia and the US. A recent Hay Australia acquisition has established new export markets including Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam. 

Visit AgTrade website

Almondco Australia

Renmark (Naralte Country), South Australia


Almondco Australia is a member owned, globally recognised business known for strong trade ethics and high-quality almond products. Located in regional South Australia, the company supports more than 85% of the Australian almond-growing community. 

The 2022–23 season was a record year for Almondco Australia. It processed and exported 22,900 metric tonnes of almond products to 28 countries, valued at A$178 million dollars.

Export in the past year made up 71% of total company sales. This was up 46% on the previous crop year. Major export destinations included China, Europe, India, New Zealand, South Africa, UAE, the US and Vietnam.

Visit Almondco Australia website.

Fremantle Octopus

O'Connor (Whadjuk Country), Western Australia


Fremantle Octopus is more than just sustainable seafood. Its products are sustainably wild caught, meticulously handled, and guaranteed 100% natural with no additives or preservatives.

Fremantle Octopus catches the Western Rock Octopus found in the pristine waters off the coast of Western Australia. Its raw and cooked hand-graded octopus tentacles are celebrated for their taste and texture.

Fremantle Octopus was established in 2001. From humble beginnings, its products are now found in leading restaurants and retailers across the world. The company currently exports across Asia, Europe and North America.

Visit Fremantle Octopus website.

Pacific Sea Urchin Australia

Glen Waverley (Bunurong Country), Victoria


Pacific Sea Urchin Australia specialises in sourcing and exporting Australian sea urchin roe.

Established in 2018, the business is driven by sustainability. It aims to reduce sea urchin populations and restore kelp in the ocean, fostering biodiversity in Australian waters. This is achieved through a collaborative effort with government bodies and non-government organisations, marine scientists and researchers, commercial divers, processors and logistics partners across New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

The team exports to Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, Singapore, Taiwan and the US. Current target markets include China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Visit Pacific Sea Urchin Australia website.

Rum Jungle Meat Exports

Finniss Valley (Kungarakany Country), Northern Territory


Rum Jungle Meat Exports (RJME) is the only export-accredited buffalo processor in Australia. It is also the only export abattoir in the Northern Territory (NT). 

RJME is located at Batchelor, around one hour south of Darwin. It provides a cost-effective processing option for NT producers by removing the need to transport livestock to southern states for processing. The company also processes wild-caught feral buffalo during the dry season.

The RJME abattoir is Halal Accredited. This allows RJME to market products derived from these animals into most Halal markets around the world. Key export markets currently include Japan, Korea and the US.

Visit Rum Jungle Meat Exports website.


Leeton (Wiradjuri Country), New South Wales


The SunRice Group is a global food manufacturer and one of Australia’s leading branded food exporters.

With a heritage spanning over 70 years, SunRice began when a group of Riverina rice growers pooled their resources to build a single rice mill.

Today, as one of Australia’s most iconic food brands and Australia’s number one rice brand, with market leading positions in 14 countries, SunRice sells more than 1,500 products, under 35 major brands in over 50 countries.

SunRice is driven by innovation, with an ongoing commitment to research and development to maintain Australia’s global reputation as a leader in rice products.

Visit SunRice website.

True South Seafood

Electrona (Nuenonne Country), Tasmania


True South Seafood is on a mission to become Australasia’s largest premium shellfish supplier targeting high-end customers worldwide. 

Headquartered in Electrona, south of Hobart, the business is already Tasmania’s leading exporter of abalone and sea urchin. Key export markets include China, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. True South’s commitment to sustainability is to ensure they leave the marine environment in a better condition than they found it.

Over the next five years, True South plans to quadruple revenue by scaling operations and diversifying its product and market mix. Target markets include the Europe, Malaysia, Singapore, UAE, the UK, the US and Vietnam.

Visit True South Seafood website.