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Join us in celebrating certified organic!

September is all about raising awareness of certified organic products, brands and businesses by educating consumers about why choosing certified organic is so important, and encouraging them to look for organic certification logos on their purchases.

Australian Organic Awareness Month (or AOAM for short) is Australia’s largest campaign promoting the certified organic industry across all categories, including fresh produce, packaged food and beverages, cosmetics and skincare, home and garden products, textiles and even pet food!

Click the button below to join our mailing list and stay up-to-date with all things certified organic this September.

Also, remember to tag us on social media and send us your organic snaps!

@budorganicclub #AOAM2023 #WhyOrganic #ChooseOrganic

Our 2023 Ambassador - Anthony Minichiello

Rugby league legend Anthony Minichiello turned to wholefood nutrition and organics when his career was at a crossroads in 2009, after four years of persistent injuries had him questioning whether he could continue.

A new attitude to nutrition and recovery helped him to repair and rebuild his body, allowing him to play injury-free until his retirement. ‘Mini’ is a qualified nutritionist and certified organic advocate, and we look forward to working with him during September. 

Check out this video where Mini visits his parents on their family farm and tells the story of how organics was a gamechanger for his recovery and healing. You can also read more about his organic journey here.

Certified Organic:

what’s the difference?

You may not think twice when you pick up an organic product, but there is actually a difference between organic and certified organic products in Australia. Certified organic products have been rigorously tested through every step of the process, from the farmer’s field right up to the store shelf. Certified organic products adhere to a strict set of organic standards, such as the National Standard for Organic and Biodynamic Produce or the Australian Certified Organic Standard.

Did you know that currently in Australia there is no mandatory domestic regulation around the term ‘organic’ on product labels? This means that a product with as little as 2% organic ingredients can claim organic on its packaging. Find out why peak industry body Australian Organic Limited is hoping to make a change to the industry.

AOAM 2023:

Why Organic?

Why is certified organic a better option for you, for animals and for the environment? We’ll be covering four key benefits of organics across the four weeks of September.

AOAM 2022:

Key Organic Facts

Every week during AOAM 2022, we posted a short video featuring key facts you need to know about certified organics!

Industry Supporter Competition

Enter our Industry Supporter Competition

This year, we have a supporter competition open to all certified organic operators and independent retailers who stock certified organic products. To be eligible, you will need to show support of Australian Organic Awareness Month by activating your own campaign. The most creative, educational and impactful campaign that ties into the AOAM themes will win a full delegate ticket to the 2024 Australian Organic Conference.
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Download Supporter Assets

Download Supporter Assets

Our AOAM Digital Supporter assets include email signatures, posters, social media tiles and cover images featuring our Awareness Month branding so you can show your support and help to spread the word about certified organic this September. These assets include key statistics on why organic is the better option for your health and the environment. You'll also find a September Challenge document that offers practical ideas for consumers wanting to pursue a more organic lifestyle.
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What is Organic?

What is Organic?

Certified organic products are grown and produced using organic principles and practices. Organic always means:
Sustainable and Regenerative
Synthetic Herbicide, Pesticide and Chemical Free
Animals are Free to Roam
GMOs, Artificial Additives and Hormones are Prohibited
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Organic Recipes

Organic Recipes

2023 sponsors for Australian Organic Awareness Month have provided a host of delicious recipes for you to enjoy this September.
All include certified organic ingredients that you can pick up at your local supermarket. Click below for a full list of recipes.
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Awareness Month 2023 Sponsors

We are excited to announce a range of new and returning sponsors for our 2023 Awareness Month campaign. Our Awareness Month campaigns simply wouldn’t be possible without the continual support of our sponsors.

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Certification Body Sponsors

Independent Retail Supporters