Queensland is known across the globe as a world leader in high quality agricultural produce and processes that are clean, green, reliable and secure.

» Australia’s largest producer and exporter of beef

» Clean, green and reliable producer of high value agricultural products and processes

» Queensland is a gourmet food bowl for Asia and a global leader in tropical agriculture

Secure and sustainable

Our ability to maintain quality, security and sustainability is due to our best practice management, smart regulation and continued breakthroughs in agricultural innovations as well as research and development. Our state has strict biosecurity measures to protect the beef industry from serious cattle pests and diseases, including foot and mouth disease (FMD) and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

Food supply chain

Food and agriculture

The food supply chain in Queensland comprises companies with significant skills and expertise in all aspects of the food industry, from production to marketing.

Our food and agricultural industries include:

  • field crops
  • horticulture
  • forestry
  • processed food
  • seafood and aquaculture
  • and other animal industries including dairy, livestock and livestock products.

Leading global supplier

We are Australia’s largest producer and exporter of beef, with two thirds of the state’s $3 billion beef exports going to Asian markets. In fact, one third of Australia’s primary produce is grown in Queensland.

Cairns in Queensland’s north is a global leader in tropical agriculture with products, processes, insights and innovations that are leading the way for tropical economies.

Getting started

Queensland offers forward-looking investors endless opportunities to partner with its innovative and secure food and agriculture supply chains to deliver fresh and safe food to Australian and international markets.

TIQ helps investors and trade partners harness opportunities by working with local industries, economic development agencies as well as local and state government agencies.

If you are looking to explore the endless opportunities in food and agribusiness in Queensland, contact our industry experts.