Less sugar, more choice

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Drinks industry exceeds 2021 sugar reduction targets

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  • 25% by 2025: Less sugar, more choice

    Industry announces enhanced commitment to sugar reduction

  • Industry exceeds 2021 sugar reduction targets

    Australia’s leading non-alcoholic beverage companies have reduced sugar across their portfolios by over 16% from 2015-2021.

  • ABCL Membership

    We strive to advance the non-alcoholic drinks industry. Discover what Membership of the ABCL can offer.


The Australian Beverages Council is headed by a Board of Directors, each of whose respective companies are involved in the franchise, manufacture, distribution or import of non-alcoholic, water, and juice-based beverages.

Directors are elected from the membership body by members. The structure of the Board reflects the membership of our association. As well, the Constitution provides for representation for all sectors of the industry.

The Australian Beverages Council Ltd (ABCL) is the peak body representing the non-alcoholic beverage industry. Our Membership is comprised of small, medium-sized and large companies. Collectively these companies produce over 95% of the industry’s volume. Our Members make a substantial $7+ billion contribution to the Australian economy each year and nationally our Members employ over 46,000 people.

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The Drinks Business

Australian drinks industry leads in providing consumers with healthy choices

Geoff Parker - Chief Executive Officer

Australian producers of non-alcoholic drinks are leading the way when it comes to giving consumers better choices so they can reduce sugar consumption.

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Peak industry body representing the $7 billion non-alcoholic beverages industry.

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  • 95%

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  • $7+

    billion contribution to economy each year

  • 46k

    full-time jobs across Australia

Latest News

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    10 February 2023 Sydney – The Australian Beverages Council Limited (ABCL) is pleased to see strong uptake of Containers for Change, the state’s container deposit scheme (CDS), surpassing six billion drink containers in the first month of the year. “A complex system like CDS has many moving parts,” said ABCL GEO Geoff Parker. “Its success […]

  • Non-alcoholic Drinks Industry Responds to Calls for a Sugar Tax 21 January 2023

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2023, SYDNEY: The Australian Beverages Council (ABCL), representing the nation’s non-alcoholic drinks industry, has responded to the recent call from the Australian Medical Association promoting a tax on Australian consumers and local businesses which manufacture sugar-sweetened beverages. “Diet-related disease is complex and caused by many factors, and all sectors of the shopping […]

  • Drinks Industry Dialogue & Annual General Meeting 3 November 2022

    The Australian Beverages Council Limited is delighted to be hosting its first in-person event since 2019! Join MC Kim Berry of Yaffa Media along with a line-up of industry experts at the Drinks Industry Dialogue and Annual General Meeting. DID & AGM Members Poster