Food and agribusiness
  • Last updated:
  • 01 Nov 2021

The Sunshine Coast’s food and agribusiness industry is characterised by a diverse range of sectors including horticulture, dairy and specialty dairy production, premium quality seafood, nurseries and value-add producers.

The region is rapidly being recognised as one of the most dynamic locations for new food and agribusiness investment in Australia, with a 23% increase in the economic value of agriculture over the last decade and demand expected to grow significantly from Asian markets with the advent of Free Trade Agreements with Japan, China and Korea.

The Food and Agribusiness Intelligence Report 2020 provides a look inside the region's food and agribusiness landscape.

Food and agribusiness on the Sunshine Coast

  • Artisan food and beverage producers
  • Wide range of primary agricultural commodities
  • Growing value added component
  • Suppliers to major retail
  • Leading food manufacturers and exporters
  • World-first new product innovators

Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN)

FAN is Australia's fastest growing food and agribusiness cluster and provides communication, collaboration and co-operation for the industry.

Download the Food and Agribusiness industry brochure[1143KB]

Key agribusiness enterprises industry participants

  • McCormick and Company - Gourmet Garden
  • Buderim Ginger
  • Country Chef Bakery Co
  • Basset Barks
  • Sunshine Tropical
  • Kunara Organics
  • Epicurean Products
  • Maleny Dairies
  • Nutworks
  • COYO
  • Walker Seafoods
  • The Happy Snack Company
  • Freeze Dry Industries
  • Your Mates Brewery
  • Gluten Free Bakehouse
  • Hum Honey
  • Kenilworth Dairies
  • Rockliff Seafoods
  • Kokopod
  • Advanced Aquarium Technologies
  • Huds and Toke
  • Vertical Farm Systems
  • Big Heart Bamboo
  • Woombye Cheese
  • Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN)

Case studies

“The Sunshine Coast is the sustainable business location that marries with Gourmet Garden’s brand image, culture and aspirations and offers a close link to our agricultural roots. The Sunshine Coast also attracts a high calibre of employees due to fantastic lifestyle benefits, lower regional living costs, tourism attractions, good infrastructure including the regional airport to service our domestic market.”
Paris Golden, Managing Director
McCormick and Company - Gourmet Garden[510KB]

“Locating our business on the Sunshine Coast was an easy decision. The Sunshine Coast is in close proximity to export infrastructure such as major roads, airports and international ports. This has allowed us to easily reach investor markets in America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand.”
Henry Gosling, COYO co-founder