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.   

THE ROLE OF OLIVES WA

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.
     

CURRENT INITIATIVES

  • Continuing the Perth Royal Olive Awards - EVOO and Table Olives competitions;

  • 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 BOARD

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

Ms Tanuja Sanders - Vice President, International Markets
TBA - Secretary

Ken Jeffrey - Treasurer

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

Barrie Sanders - 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 Steve Milton steve.milton3@gmail.com Ph 9764 1092 Mb 0488 641 099

Vice President Tanuja Sanders TSan170392@aol.com Mb 0407 496 889

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

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

Perth Royal Olive Awards EVOO Comp

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 Tim Martella, Dick Taylor, Stan Kailis, Ian Rowe, Mike Baker and Murrey and Lyn McIntosh.

Membership Forms:

Click to download the following Membership forms:

WAOC 2020 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.

MISSION STATEMENT

CONTACT US

PO Box 2321 Kardinya

Western Australia 6163

Email admin@oliveswa.com.au

President Steve Milton
Phone  (08) 9764 1092  0488 641 099

steve.milton3@gmail.com

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