Industry launches second sugar reduction progress report.

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  • Industry launches second sugar reduction progress report.

    Leading drinks companies cut sugar by 12% in second major progress report on industry sugar reduction pledge

  • Supporting the drinks industry through COVID-19

    The effects of coronavirus across Australian society have been widespread and it may be some time before we have all data on the depth of the disruption caused by the virus.

  • 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

  • Patulin in Apple Juice products 2 September 2021

    Patulin is a mycotoxin which can develop in apples on the tree and can be found in whole fruit and apple products. If consumed in high levels Patulin can cause stomach upsets, indigestion and discomfort. To prevent the presence of Patulin, growers and manufacturers of apple juice products implement Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good […]

  • Supporting a Balanced Health Star Rating 1 December 2020

    Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 09:00 AM, SYDNEY: The ABCL welcomes the announcement by the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (Forum) to postpone a decision on altering juice with no added sugar’s Health Star Rating (HSR) and continue its review. The ABCL continues to support an evidence-based review approach as the Forum […]

  • Water bottling industry found highly compliant by NRAR. 26 November 2020

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) has reported 92% compliance with NSW water laws across the water bottling industry. NRAR visited 53 approval holders this year with inspections spanning the Southern Highlands, Lithgow, Oberon, Hawkesbury, the Northern Rivers and the Central Coast. The findings have been positively received with NRAR’s Director of Regional Water Regulation […]