Building your resources toolkit

We’ve got you covered with a range of local, regional and national resources. 

At Straight To The Source we believe in the power of collaboration. We understand the value of working with like-minded people to achieve common goals. In fact, we’d go as far as to say that when you engage with others in your business community, you are more equipped to ride through the difficult times and delight in the successful times; as you’re doing it together.

But how do you activate a community of like-minded people and brands? Where do you look to get involved in events relevant to your product? How do you seek connections that will build loyalty and advocate for your brand? And how do you know about funding or event opportunities that may be available to you?

Well, we’re here to help! We’ve got you covered with a range of local, regional and national resources. 

Check out our link to funding grants, industry associations, food awards, tourism and agritourism assets, food and beverage festivals, agricultural institutes, farmers markets, and government industry sector resources.

Perhaps we’re missing some? If you have other suggestions for resources that would complement this list and benefit others, please email to:


Royal Agricultural Society of NSW

Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania: Royal Tasmanian Fine Food Awards

Royal Melbourne Awards & Competitions

delicious. Produce Awards

Australian Good Food Guide Awards


NSW: Northern Rivers Food

NSW: Central Coast Food Alliance

Queensland: Food & Agribusiness Network (FAN)

Victoria: Food & Fibre Gippsland

South Australia: Food SA

Tasmania: Sprout Tasmania


Nosh Narrabri 26 + 27 August 2023

South Coast Food and Wine Festival 13-14 October, 2023

Orange Food Week 5-14 April 2024

UnWINEd Riverina events

Tumba Fest 24 + 25 Feb, 2024

Taste Tamworth Festival 5-14 April 2024

Wagga Wagga Food and Wine Festival 23 March 2024

Hunter Valley Wine Festival 22 June 2024

Moree on a Plate Food and Wine Festival 11 May 2024

Sip and Savour Port Macquarie 8-10 June 2024

Sample Food Festival 7 September 2024


Business Australia: GRANTS

Business NSW: GRANTS

Business VIC: GRANTS

Business WA: GRANTS

Business QLD: GRANTS

Major Banks Grants:

Newcastle Permanent


Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Regional Development Australia: RDAs are located within each region, in each state and often list grant opportunities.

Destination North Coast: GRANTS

Industry Connections, Resources & Marketing

Tourism Australia: Industry Resources


Destination NSW delivers the NSW First Program to assist tourism businesses around the State to develop, promote and sell their tourism products through its workshops, webinars, industry guides and one-to-one mentoring and advice.

Opportunity: to be listed on DNSW site for greater exposure/visitation

Action: Join DNSW membership program called “Get Connected”

Destination NSW - Destination Networks: coordinate destination management and work closely with local government, tourism organisations and operators.

NSW Visitor Economy Strategy - Building Momentum to 2030


NSW Planning Portal: Agritourism

NSW new legislation: 5 things you can do on your farm 


DestinationQ: is a partnership between the Queensland government and the tourism industry. GRANTS

Local Government Area Councils

Economic Development: Often linked with tourism, a good source of support for new and developing businesses. 

Local Tourism Body: Usually funded by Council and coordinates consumer-facing tourism marketing (visitor site for accommodation, events and experiences) and internal industry development and support

Local Events, farmers markets etc

Local Chamber of Commerce: Members & non-members can usually attend events


News & Media: local & national print and social media

Public Relations: Engage a publicist to provide targeted exposure to your business


NSW Government: 5 things you can do on your farm

Australian Regional Tourism: Agritourism 2030 Strategy


NSW Government: Department of Primary Industries (DPI)

Australian Farmers Markets’ Association

National Farmers Federation


FIAL (Food Innovation Australia)

AIFST (Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology)

CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)


Olive / Olive Oil

Australian Olive Oil Association

The Australian International Olive Oil Awards

NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition

Mario Solinas Quality Award

Olive Japan

London International Olive Oil Competition

All you need to know about olive oil competitions

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