From the office

The OA office is the hub of Australia’s onion industry and we have worked tirelessly since our inception as the peak industry body in 1966.

Since I joined OA in 2010 I have seen tremendous change in both the onion industry and horticulture in general. Our industry is dynamic and exciting, and the grower base is filled with hard-working farmers who take great pride in maintaining our clean and green image.

OA works with all parts of the supply chain, from growers, through to seed, chemical and machinery specialists, and we partner with Horticulture Innovation Australia (Hort Innovation) and all levels of Australian government.

We pride ourselves on advocating for our members and delivering the best possible outcomes for the industry.

A recent initiative has been the Secret Serve marketing campaign, led by Hort Innovation, which aims to boost onion consumption nationally. Put simply, higher domestic onion consumption leads to more on-farm demand.

If you aren’t a member of OA, make sure you sign up and stay informed. We’re stronger together, and OA would love to have you as a member!

Lechelle Earl CEO

Lechelle Earl CEO