Australia has more land under certified organic management than any other country. There is more than 20 million hectares in Australia either certified fully organic or in-conversion. This is approximately 40% of the world’s certified organic farm and grazing land. Most of Australia’s certified organic land is in the rangelands and pastoral country, and is used for grazing livestock.
There are over 3,000 certified organic operations in Australia. About two-thirds are primary producers (farmers, graziers, apiarists, foresters, and wild harvesters), about a quarter are processors and manufacturers, and the remainder are handlers (retailers, wholesalers, importers, transport and storage).