National Farmers' Federation

NFF Horticulture Council

About the NFF Horticulture Council

The Council is the recognised peak body for forming policy and advocating on behalf of the national horticulture industry. Established in 2017, it now comprises 21 national commodity and state-based horticulture bodies, who together represent the full breadth of an incredibly diverse industry. 

The Council develops policy positions on common issues of national importance to the horticulture industry such as trade, workforce, biosecurity, farm business, climate change and sustainability, markets and competition, R&D, telecommunications and infrastructure.  

With a broad remit, the Council is focused in particular on these core priorities on behalf of the industry: 

  • Access to a secure, reliable and productive seasonal labour workforce. 
  • Industrial agreements that deliver fairness and productivity. 
  • Efficient, transparent and fair domestic wholesale and retail markets for horticultural products. 
  • Expanded export market access and trade in horticultural products. 
  • Freedom from pests and diseases that impact production, resulting from an efficient, effective, properly resourced, and equitable national biosecurity system.  

The Council is a member of the NFF, free to establish and advance its own policy positions and responses issues impacting the horticulture industry.  

Contact the Horticulture Council

For general or media enquiries please contact either Richard Shannon, Executive Officer to the Council or Jolyon Burnett, Council Chair 

Jolyon Burnett 


E: jolyon@ozemail.com.au 

Richard Shannon 

Executive Officer 

E: hortcouncil@nff.org.au 

M: 0448 860 630 

Council Members