Regional NSW produces almost one fifth of the Australian sector's exports, supplying agricultural commodities, food and beverages to the largest and fastest growing markets in Asia, the Pacific Rim and Europe.
Our world-renowned biosecurity standards are the reason why the clean, safe foods from regional New South Wales are highly sought after around the world. Our counter-seasonality means we're perfectly placed to supply fresh produce during the winter months in the northern hemisphere.
New South Wales is the location of choice for agribusiness and food companies with capabilities in livestock, cereals, pulses, oilseeds, cotton, nuts, fruit and vegetables and food processing.
We're at the forefront of research and application in functional foods, alternative proteins, nanotechnology, new processing technologies, smart logistics control and e-commerce.
Businesses in regional NSW also benefit from agriculture and food innovation precincts including Wagga Wagga's Agricultural Technology Hub, Orange's Global Agri-Tech Ecosystem (GATE) and the Central Coast Food Alliance.
At a glance
Total value of NSW agricultural industry, 2021 - 22
Growth in NSW agricultural exports, 2020-21
NSW food and beverage turnover, 2019-20
of Australian consumers accessible to NSW businesses
of Australia's alternative protein manufacturing based in NSW
Food ingredients manufacturing
Intensive and controlled environment horticulture
High-value food processing
“Manufacturing in Bathurst means we’re close to high-quality ingredients from across the Central Tablelands. We can offer our associates a great lifestyle living and working in regional NSW, while staying connected to the best expertise from around the world.”
Dan Pope, Plant Manager, Mars Petcare
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“Nestlé has a history of more than 100 years of doing business in regional NSW. Regional NSW offers us reach into key eastern states markets, access to the agricultural ingredients we need and a stable workforce. Regional NSW also offers our employees access to a great lifestyle, where they can be part of strong local communities and have an impact in the communities in which they work and live.”
Michael Kane, Director Technical and Production, Nestlé Oceania
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