Farming Hemp In Australia

Aussie Hemp Farming

Hemp Foods Australia believes Australia can be a major global competitor in growing organic hemp and will be growing thousands of hectares in Australia, sustainably and in harmony with nature, working with the soil and plants - the Australian way.

Prior to the legislation change in November 2017 finally allowing hemp food products to be sold, Australian farmers were reluctant to grow organic hemp - there was simply no demand for it. Since being made legal, there is now a fantastic opportunity for farmers and Hemp Foods Australia is making progress in growing organic hemp locally in Australia.

Join Hemp Foods Founder, Paul Benhaim on a 360 degree VR walk through one of our hemp fields in Victoria, Australia.

As an Australian Certified Organic (ACO) company, we’re committed to sourcing the best quality ingredients. We aim to always source local first, however at this stage, local supply of ACO Certified Organic Hemp is not able to keep up with the current demand (everyone wants to try nutritious, organic hemp)!

We are committed to bringing you the best quality products and with the independent ACO stamp of approval, you can be assured that all our products meet the strict compliance requirements.

Our products are manufactured, blended and packed in our Australian factory from both imported and local hemp seeds. We source hemp seeds from farmers who share our passion and adhere to our strict quality standards, be that in Australia or around the world.

Australian food standards are some of the highest and well-regarded in the world. The ACO is Australia’s largest certifier for organic and biodynamic produce. Certification on our products ensures compliance with recognised national production standards.

Our hemp seeds are sourced locally first and then from around the world using ACO certified suppliers. We are continually working to access more Australian organic hemp for our products and interested growers may complete the form below.  Our team is currently facilitating the development of a farmer fund initiative which will assist in transitioning conventional farms to organic farms. 

We thank all our customers for their support and understanding as we work towards growing a local organic hemp farming industry in Australia.

Learn more about our farming process in the videos below as our growers share their knowledge.

Hemp & Soil

Growing Diamonds in the Soil. The roots (pun intended) of good hemp farming is the soil, and not simply NPK, and on the driest continent on Earth - Australian hemp farming expert considers soil microbiology, compost (40,000 tons of it) and mineral density key

Hemp & Water

Growing hemp in the driest continent in the world is possible when you increase the water holding capacity of the soil. Learn why one of Australia's most common fertilizers Urea kills our soil, and how alternatives simply sequester carbon and nitrogen in the soil

Modern Hemp Farming

Redefining modern farming - restore soil through compost and no till farming- healthy soil > healthy plants > is part of Hemp Foods Australia's mission to create the best hemp foods ever!

Hemp in Harmony with Nature

Working in harmony with nature, Hemp Foods Australia farmer Harry Youngman is creating a sustaianable hemp industry in numerous industries - from food and skincare to bioplastics and fuel.

Although this current seasons farming contracts are complete (we have contracted the largest ever hemp crops in the Southern Hemisphere thanks to you), we are still ready to talk with you about our next crops.

If you are interested in growing industrial hemp seed in Australia - you are in the right place. As our Company grows rapidly, we are looking for more certified organic hemp farmers in Australia with 50 acres (we prefer 100+) of irrigated land (minimal water usage) with access to good quality seeding equipment and headers.

Please complete the form below and we will be in contact as soon as the opportunity arises:

If you have not already learn't / read about growing hemp - you may want to checkout this eBook - Growing Hemp For Profit where you can learn more about the facts, potentials, returns based on real farmers and experiences.