Olives WA is the peak body for the olive industry 

in Western Australia representing growers and producers across the state

and over 1.5 million olive trees.   


We play a crucial role in supporting the olive industry by:

  • Continuing to deliver a high quality olive competition with industry partners;

  • Advocacy on behalf of the olive industry as the peak body in the State;

  • Promoting the WA olive industry, including through the use of social media;

  • Co-ordinating educational and related activities to improve the quality of olive products;

  • Identifying and championing Research and Development priorities;

  • Investigating new markets for large and small olive groves;

  • Building an online University for growers that offers current grove techniques, marketing ideas, contacts for development and improvement;

  • Coordinating bio-security actions when required; and

  • Strengthening the olive industry network to contribute to a viable, sustainable olive industry in WA.


  • Continuing the WA Olive Awards – EVOO and Flavoured Oils competition;

  • Work in close harmony with the Australian Olive Association (AOA);

  • Support the adoption by Members of the Code of Practice and compliance with the Australian Standard;

  • Widen our political affiliations to further the interests of Members;

  • Run training and field day activities in conjunction with regional or national associations; and

  • Foster and encourage innovation as a driver for ‘constant improvement'.


The Council is managed by 8 Directors who have keen interest in the wide range of aspects in the olive industry. Steve Milton is the President of the Association and chairs the Board.

Directors Responsibilities

Rick De San Miguel - Vice President, International Markets
Brett Roberts -  Director

TBA - Secretary

Ken Jeffrey - Treasurer

Ms Isabelle Okis  - Head Judge WA EVOO Competition, Links with large groves/industry

Barry Sander - Media development in the local market

Professor Zora Singh - Industry Research

Russell Lewis - Board Member

Contact Details

Enquiries admin@oliveswa.com.au 
PO Box 2321 Kardinya WA 6163, www.oliveswa.com.au

President Rick De San Miguel mso.agri@gmail.com 0458 656 810

Vice President

Treasurer Ken Jeffrey kenjeffrey@bigpond.com Mb 0412 271 929

Board Member Russell Lewis russ@rllcpa.com.au Mb 0408 610 109

WA Olive Awards Competition

Chief Steward Ellen Slobe entries@oliveswa.com.au

Life Members

We honour and value the contribution our life members have put into the WA Olive industry.

Our life members are Dennis Angelatos, Mike Baker, Stan Kailis, Tim Martella, Murrey and Lyn McIntosh, Ian Rowe, and Dick Taylor.

Membership Forms:

Click to download the following Membership forms:

WAOC 2022 Membership Form
'About WAOC' Information Sheet
WAOC Constitution 2020


The Australian Standard for Olive Oil and Pomace Oil (AS 5264-2011) is owned by Standards Australia and its sale is licensed via SAI Global. To purchase a copy (around $100.00) click here: BUY AS 5264-2011

Olives WA supports the constant improvement of a sustainable West Australian olive industry. It publicly and politically represents its members and provides professional and research-based advice. It achieves this through partnerships and supportive, ethical and accountable practices.

This statement is intended to inform the direction of the Association and it will form

the context for all future Olives WA activities and alignments.



PO Box 2321 Kardinya

Western Australia 6163

Email admin@oliveswa.com.au

President Rick de San Miguel
Phone  0458 656 810


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