Queensland is the second largest of Australia’s states by area and third largest in terms of population. About four-fifths of Queensland is used for agricultural production – the largest area of agricultural land in any Australian state.

In 2019-20, the value of Queensland rural exports was about $12 billion, representing over 12% of the state’s total goods exports.1

There’s a place… called Queensland

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There’s a place that grows…
more potatoes than Ireland,
more pineapples than Hawaii,
and produces more wool than Cardigan.
There’s a place that grows…
more wheat than Oklahoma,
more cotton than Egypt,
and produces more chickens than Kentucky.
A place that runs more beef than Texas
and a place with richer seas than Tahiti.
More pork than Berlin,
more tomatoes than Salento
And more dairy than Jersey.
It’s a place where the farms are as big as countries…
That place is Queensland!
In northern Australia.
2014 G20 host state.
And food bowl to Asia.
Home to some of the cleanest and greenest food production on Earth.

Best Practice

Our high-quality, fresh, clean and sustainably-produced meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables, nuts and gourmet food are enjoyed in homes and restaurants in every corner of the globe. Queensland is renowned for:

  • world leadership – in tropical and subtropical agriculture, education, service provision and research and development
  • ideal growing conditions – with food production counter-seasonal to the northern hemisphere, catering to international demand
  • favourable climate and growing regions – ranging from tropical to temperate agriculture, allowing us to supply a diverse range of products through the year
  • rigorous biosecurity systems – with stringent quarantine policies and food management practices that keep Queensland free from serious animal and plant pests
  • competitive logistics systems – with effective and efficient transport and cold-chain infrastructure allowing for rapid delivery of products to international market

Support from TIQ

TIQ promotes Queensland internationally as an attractive place to source clean, green and sustainable food products. It is also the place to access innovative agri-business services and technologies and forge investment partnerships.

TIQ’s specialised teams assist companies wanting to export internationally and invest in Queensland by:

  • providing targeted market intelligence and industry knowledge
  • organising outbound and inbound visits
  • facilitating participation in international trade shows to promote Queensland products and services
  • connecting potential investors with industry, business and key supply chain allies
  • identifying potential partners for Queensland business for joint venture or collaborative opportunities.

Getting started

Your first step is to contact TIQ as we work in partnership with national and state government agencies, industry and our TIQ international offices are located in 16 locations worldwide.

If you are looking to export overseas contact your nearest trade advisor or use our enquiry form.

Free Trade Agreements provide significant opportunities for Queensland agribusiness exporters. Find out about the specific benefits applicable for agribusiness exports from the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement.


1Queensland Government Statistician’s Office, 2020, ‘Exports of Queensland goods overseas, May 2020’, https://www.qgso.qld.gov.au/issues/3526/exports-qld-goods-overseas-202005.pdf, accessed August 2020.