Victoria is in a prime strategic position for supplying grains to emerging economies in Asia. Grain production also underpins food processing such as milling, malting and brewing and Victoria’s extensive animal feed industry. Recent free trade agreements and relationship building with Japan, South Korea and China are further promoting Victoria’s grain export potential.
A temperate climate, exceptionally productive soil, and some of the world's cleanest water are key features that provide Victoria with a global reputation as producers of high quality, premium grains.
The extensive size and maturity of Victoria’s food industry enables it to produce high value, high-quality grain products. Victoria has a reputation for clean and green food products. Its institutional frameworks for food safety and regulation, and its unique quality and classification systems ensure the production of high quality, high protein grains.
Supported by cutting-edge research
Victoria is a world leader in grains research and innovation. Major Victorian facilities such as the Centre for AgriBioscience, the Australian Grains Genebank and the Grains Innovation Park underpin our global reputation and commitment to innovation in grains.
Victoria is expanding its competitive advantages in grains through investment in strategic areas such as information and communication technology, plant phenomics, drought tolerance, and cropping in high rainfall zones.
A range of world-class research sectors working collaboratively with highly skilled and environmentally responsible Victorian farmers ensures the continued uptake of new technology to support Victoria's future grains production.
- In 2017-18, Victorian grain exports were valued at A$1.5 billion.
- China was the largest market for grain exports in 2017-18, followed by Indonesia and Vietnam.
- Around 70 per cent of Victoria's annual grain output is exported.
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Victorian Government Trade and Investment offices
Our international network of Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) offices can provide tailored market intelligence, insights and guidance for your export business. They can also connect you with overseas industry partners. Contact us to learn more about how our team of trade specialists can help your business go global.
Programs and initiatives
We offer a range of programs and initiatives to build and strengthen your export capabilities and help expand your business.
Interested in targeting new global markets? Our successful trade mission programs play an important role in supporting your business to expand its export potential. Visit our trade missions page to find out more.
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The Australian Food and Agribusiness Directory
Food and Innovation Australia (FIAL), the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) and the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in collaboration with Data61 have created an easy-to-use searchable map of Australia that will help you connect with other stakeholders from across the entire industry value chain.