Container Deposit Schemes
- Victoria

Victoria has not yet introduced a Container Deposit Scheme, although it continues to be debated with polling suggesting most Victorians support the introduction of a Scheme.

Further updates on a Container Deposit Scheme in Victoria will be available here.

Initiatives, Advocacy & Information

The Australian Beverages Council has been the leading peak body representing the non-alcoholic beverage industry…

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Sugar Reduction Pledge

In June 2018, the Australian Beverages Council announced a pledge that will see the non-alcoholic…

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Container Deposit Schemes

The Australian Beverages Council is heavily involved in the development and implementation of Container Deposit…

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Australian Capital Territory

The ACT Container Deposit Scheme (ACT CDS) encourages ACT residents to reduce litter and the…

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New South Wales

The NSW Container Deposit Scheme, Return and Earn, began rolling out across NSW on 1…

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Northern Territory

The Northern Territory has had a Container Deposit Scheme in place for a number of…

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Queensland

Queensland’s Container Refund Scheme commenced on 1 November 2018, with more than 230 container refund…

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South Australia

South Australia's Container Deposit Scheme was introduced in 1977 and has been effective in reducing…

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Tasmania

Tasmania has not yet introduced a Container Deposit Scheme, although studies have been carried out…

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Victoria

Victoria has not yet introduced a Container Deposit Scheme, although it continues to be debated…

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Western Australia

Western Australia is introducing a Container Deposit Scheme to commence in early 2020. [mapblock] The…

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Marketing & Advertising

Members of the Australian Beverages Council have committed to ensuring that marketing and advertising communications…

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Environmental Responsibility

The Australian Beverages Council supports the sustainability initiatives of all our Members and we work…

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Energy Drinks Commitments

The Australian Beverages Council and Members involved in the manufacture or distribution of energy drinks…

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Sports Drinks and Physical Activity

Electrolyte drinks are regulated by the Food Standards Code. Beverages which are marketed as electrolyte…

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Health Star Rating

The Australian Beverages Council fully supports the Health Star Rating (HSR) system and has been…

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Energy Balance

As an industry that produces a range of non-alcoholic beverages to suit a range of…

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Sugars Labelling

The Australian Beverages Council supports greater understanding of what constitutes a balanced diet in support…

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Dental Health

Good dental hygiene is important for all Australians. Brushing regularly, using fluoride toothpaste and flossing…

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Australian Dietary Guidelines

The Australian Dietary Guidelines (ADGs) provide advice about the amount and kinds of foods that…

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Ingredients

From time-to-time, the Australian Beverages Council will post information here about specific ingredients of interest…

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Labeling Guidance

Nutrition Information Panel (NIP) Australian food regulations require all packaged foods to show a NIP…

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Emerging Issues

The Australian Beverages Council monitors and responds to emerging issues on behalf of its Members.…

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