NSW food and beverage manufacturing industry

New South Wales (NSW) is globally renowned for its diversity in food and beverage manufacturing and high quality production. Our reputation for healthy, sustainable and safe products is due to stringent quarantine policies, environmental controls and sound management practices.

NSW Fast Facts

The NSW food and beverage manufacturing industry annual turnover is $31.5 billion.

The agrifood industry plays a key role in regional NSW. Around 40% of food processing businesses are located in regional areas.The NSW food and beverage manufacturing industry is diverse and versatile with nearly 71,000 people working in approximately 4,000 businesses.

The NSW Government is investing $55.6 billion over four years to 2022-23 in major transport infrastructure projects that will assist food and beverage manufacturing businesses to source inputs and supply their products to market.Exports of manufactured food and beverages from NSW were valued at $5.1 billion in 2017-2018.

How we can help

  • The NSW Government supports the state’s food and beverage industry by helping businesses to grow and succeed in NSW and further afield. Our dedicated Investment Concierge team can connect you to service providers and experts across all levels of government to help you to innovate and grow your business. Visit Invest NSW or call +61 2 8222 4888.
  • Register for the Food and Beverage Manufacturing Connect Program to receive email updates on important activities happening in the industry.
  • Find out about Fine Food Australia - the largest food industry trade show in the southern hemisphere.