the Australian food network

Sustain is actively seeking membership of institutions and organisations to build the Australian Food Network. Members of this Network will work together towards the building of healthy, sustainable and fair food system that benefit all Australians.


benefits of membership

Members of this Network will receive the following benefits and outcomes:

  • Collaborate as part of a community of practice, sharing lessons and learning from research, policy and project work
  • Connect to emerging research collaborations in food security and fair food law
  • Link to affiliated national and international alliances and coalitions, such as the Right to Food Coalition and the Global Cities Compact Programme
  • Work with students and interns as part of a dedicated community-engaged learning program
  • Access advice and support in the planning and organisation of food economy and food systems events
  • Be named and have a profile on this website, showcasing existing policies, strategies, programs, initiatives and achievements
  • Access tools and resources used in Australia and internationally in the development of local and regional food systems and economies (under development)
  • Work towards benchmarking as ‘Healthy Food Cities/Regions’, gaining national and international recognition as leaders in sustainable and fair food systems (under development)
  • Have access (as funding permits) in specified pilot locations to an experienced regional co-ordinator linked with community local and regional food networks and practitioner
  • Collaborate on shared advocacy agendas at the regional, state and national levels
  • Have discounted access to research and consultancy services, and attendance at food systems conferences and events organised by Sustain

annual membership cost

Industry associations / Local governments / other public sector organisations – tiered $750 – $4000
Not for profit organisations / Businesses – tiered from $150 – $1000
Individuals – $50
Friends of the Australian Food Network – no cost

current members of the Australian food network

Local Government / Academia: Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, City of Greater Bendigo, William Angliss Institute

Not for Profits / Businesses / Industry Network: Melbourne Farmers Markets, Food Fossickers, Bendigo, My Local Feast Farmers Market, HomeGrown Me, Slow Food Melbourne, Willunga GreenLight EcoMarket, Friends, City of Ballarat

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Note: Members of the Australian Food Network are not Members of Sustain, the legal not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. Membership is not tax-deductable.