Australian Owned Star Rating

Triple Star

Double Star

Single 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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
Your Business can use the AO Official Logo as a licensee (3 Star Businesses are able to use the logo on products).
The issue of an AO Business number that uniquely identifies your Business.
Access to the AO Directory and Network, containing like-minded Businesses.
National consumer recognition.
Reinforcement of your Businesses 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.
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