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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.

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  • About ABCL

    The Australian Beverages Council Ltd (ABCL) is the peak body representing the non-alcoholic beverage industry.

  • Initiatives, Advocacy & Information

    Learn about the latest industry initiatives and advocacy from the Australian Beverages Council.

  • ABCL Membership

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

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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

Drinks industry statement on the ongoing bushfire crisis in Australia

Geoff Parker - Chief Executive Officer

On behalf of the Australian Beverages Council, representing the non-alcoholic beverages industry, we wish to express our deepest sympathies with those who have been affected by the continuing bushfire disaster…

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Latest News

  • Drinks industry statement on the ongoing bushfire crisis in Australia 8 January 2020

    ‘On behalf of the Australian Beverages Council, representing the non-alcoholic beverages industry, we wish to express our deepest sympathies with those who have been affected by the continuing bushfire disaster across many parts of Australia,’ said Mr Geoff Parker, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Beverages Council.

  • Focus on functional drinks: Beverage boss details a category full of energy 29 August 2019

    While the term ‘functional beverages’ may not sound particularly innovative, the products in this category, namely sports drinks, energy drinks and health beverages, are anything but ordinary. On the contrary, functional beverages are showing significant growth with key economic indicators suggesting a category in great shape and full of energy. According to IBISWorld, annual revenue […]

  • Growing for the future 22 January 2019

    Growing for the future: Challenges in juice persist, but a rosier horizon possible In 2017-18, the Australian fruit juice industry continued to suffer from a shortage of Valencia oranges while competition and changing consumer preferences led to challenging operating conditions across the industry. While shouldering some stresses through 2018, the juice industry anticipates a slightly […]