Australian Owned Star Rating

Triple Star

Double Star

Single Star

Manufacturer

Production of goods using the full manufacturing process

  • Verified 80% or higher Australian ownership
  • Australian labour/raw material makes up the majority of total production cost (excluding water, packaging and assembly)
  • Verified 80% or higher Australian ownership
  • Australian labour/raw material is a significant* portion of total production cost  (excluding water, packaging and assembly)
  • Verified 80% or higher Australian ownership
Retailer/wholesaler

Retailer: Business that sells direct to consumer.
Wholesaler: Business that sells goods/merchandise to retailers and other businesses.
  • Verified 80% or higher Australian ownership
  • minimum of 80% of sales being Australian manufactured/produced
  • Verified 80% or higher Australian ownership
  • minimum of 50% of sales being Australian manufactured/produced
  • Verified 80% or higher Australian ownership
Service

Examples: Accountant, hairdresser, lawyer, travel agents, electricians.

  • Verified 80% or higher Australian ownership
  • Majority Australian workforce
  • Verified 80% or higher Australian ownership
  • Significant Australian workforce
  • Verified 80% or higher Australian ownership

*significant is defined in certification rules

Triple Star
Manufacturer 

  • Verified 80% or higher Australian ownership
  • Australian labour/raw material makes up the majority of total production cost (excluding water, packaging and assembly)
Retailer/wholesaler

  • Verified 80% or higher Australian ownership
  • minimum of 80% of sales being Australian manufactured/produced
Service

  • Verified 80% or higher Australian ownership
  • Majority Australian workforce
Double Star
Manufacturer

  • Verified 80% or higher Australian ownership
  • Australian labour/raw material is a significant* portion of total production cost (excluding water, packaging and assembly)
Retailer/wholesaler

  • Verified 80% or higher Australian ownership
  • minimum of 50% of sales being Australian manufactured/produced
Service

  • Verified 80% or higher Australian ownership
  • Significant Australian workforce
Single Star
Manufacturer

  • Verified 80% or higher Australian ownership
Retailer/wholesaler

  • Verified 80% or higher Australian ownership
Service

  • Verified 80% or higher Australian ownership
Manufacturer
Production of goods using the full manufacturing process
Retailer/Wholesaler
Retailer: Business that sells direct to consumer.
Wholesaler: Business that sells goods/merchandise to retailers and other businesses.
Service
Examples: Accountant, hairdresser, lawyer, travel agents, electricians.

Supporting Australian Businesses

Australian Owned certification is free for businesses with an annual turnover of less than $10 million. To help rebuild the Australian economy after the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Owned certification will also be free for businesses with an annual turnover greater than $10 Million until July 1, 2021.

Fee Structure (Starting July 1, 2021)

Turnover Cost
0-10 million Free
10 million & over By negotiation
Benefits
3-Star Businesses can use the AO Official Logo to help promote their Australian Ownership. 3-Star Businesses are able to use the AO Official Logo on their products. The issue of an AO Business number uniquely identifies your Business and reinforces your brand in building and maintaining national public trust. Your use of the AO Logo and inclusion in the Directory will promote your marketing opportunities with consumers.
2-Star Businesses can use the AO Official Logo to help promote their Australian Ownership. The issue of an AO Business number uniquely identifies your Business and reinforces your brand in building and maintaining national public trust. Your use of the AO Logo and inclusion in the Directory will promote your marketing opportunities with consumers.
1-Star Businesses can use the AO Official Licence Certificate to help promote their Australian Ownership. The issue of an AO Business number uniquely identifies your Business and reinforces your brand in building and maintaining national public trust. Your inclusion in the Directory will promote your marketing opportunities with consumers.
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