Who We Are

The Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) is the national peak industry body for Australia’s commercial banana growers.

We advance the interests of Australian banana growers through effective leadership and representation to ensure a strong industry future.

The ABGC was founded in 1961 and has been representing banana growers’ interests for more than 50 years.

We have an eight-member Board who are all banana growers from our major banana growing regions – five are from Queensland, two from New South Wales and one from Western Australia.

ABGC’s executive, research & development, industry strategy, communications and administrative team is based at the Brisbane Markets’ South Gate East Commercial Centre in the suburb of Rocklea. Our Yellow Sigatoka Liaison Officer and Project Leader Reef Protection are based in North Queensland.

The ABGC is a member of the Voice of Horticulture group, formed in December 2014, which has more than 20 industry groups as members and represents the interests of growers in the horticulture sector.

The ABGC also makes representations on behalf of banana growers to Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd (HIA) on issues relating to the investment of levy-based and matched Australian Government funding on research and development and the investment of levy funds  into industry marketing programs.

You can view the ABGC corporate brochure here – ABGC corporate brochure.

 

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