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Australian Owned. Invest in Australia.

Australian Owned™ is cause-driven with a mission to support the Australian business community.  We want to give businesses the tools to grow, assisting to strengthen communities through jobs and investment, contributing to the long-term prosperity of this country.

The Australian Owned™ certification trade mark is a high value asset to business and industry and obtaining your certification evokes trust and confidence.

With a team of qualified compliance & marketing professionals, Australian Owned™ are proud to extend to you an invitation to join our national, market leading and cost-effective certification program.

To learn more about the application process, click here.

Ready to apply?  Click here.

We are passionate about Aussie dollars staying right here in Australia.  When businesses are Aussie owned, profits stay here and are reinvested here, supporting Aussie jobs and growing the economy. It’s as simple (and as important) as that.

And there was a gap. There was no official certification trademark for businesses that were owned by Aussies and who manufactured their products right here in Australia. 

Australian Owned was established and grew from there.

We licence businesses to use the Australian Owned Certified logo to promote their business and products in Australia and overseas.  Australian Owned certification is suitable for all business types, from manufacturing to service providers – if the business is Aussie owned, it qualifies to make an application with us.

Because ownership matters and manufacturing matters.  Businesses can’t use the logo unless they have gone through our stringent certification process. When a business applies for certification, a qualified compliance team breaks down complex company structures and guarantees Australian ownership and manufacturing. 

The AO Certified Trademark isn’t a tokenistic stamp of Aussie approval for marketing purposes.  

The use of the award-winning Australian Owned Certified (AO) logo for business evokes trust and confidence because it’s certified.  No one can just slap our logo on their marketing material or products.  

We are Australia’s only trusted certification system that ensures business and products are Australian owned and made.  Ensuring that your money stays in Australia, grows the Australian economy and contributes to the long-term prosperity of our country. 

Tier 1 - Verification

Australian Owned™ uses a series of resources and collects supporting evidence to verify Australian ownership claims made by the applying business prior to approving & publishing the business on the Business Register.  These businesses can be easily identified when using the search bar, just look for the verified tick (and business ID number).  

Annual Verification Fee: $99 including GST.

Tier 2 - Certification

To reach full Australian Owned™ Certification, businesses must first pass the above step (verification) and then demonstrate significant and considerable Australian influence in their business operations.  Each application is individually assessed, supporting evidence is collected and these businesses can be identified by looking for the Australian Owned™ Certified logo.  

Annual Certification Fee: $399 including GST.  Read full details here.

If the Australian Owned™ logo is spotted on a label or product packaging, this means the production of the product is significantly Australian (materials, ingredients, labour hours etc) and in recognition, has been Australian Certified.

*Approval granted in accordance with the Australian Owned™ Certification Rules.

Recognising Indigenous Heritage

Australian Owned pays respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, sea and culture.

We support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned businesses through the Australian Owned Indigenous logo.  This logo appears in the traditional First Nations colours to signify Indigenous foundations.  This logo gives consumers the ability to easily identify, shop and spend with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned businesses, products and services.

“We have experienced great support from the community, especially when they find out we are Australian-owned.”
Emma Bridge
Byron Brewing Co.