Olive Producers North East Victoria, (OPNEV) takes great pleasure in inviting you and your olive business to participate in the annual Australian Golden Olive Awards.

The Australian Golden Olive Awards was one of the earliest shows in Australia.

OPNEV, whilst being a regional association, is keen to promote olive products Australia-wide for the mutual benefit of all industry stakeholders, whether they be large companies or the smaller family business. We believe it is important to encourage the continuing development of olive products across our continent and to provide a vehicle whereby the best in our industry are given due acknowledgement and public profile.

This prestigious competition for Extra Virgin Olive Oils allows participants from every state and territory all over Australia to benchmark their products against the very best. This economically viable show, held in high regard by the industry, the Australian Golden Olive Awards also provides Free Fatty Acid and Peroxide testing on your olive oils from fully accredited laboratories, with results provided to you. The testing on your olive oils allows you to seek accreditation from the Australian Olive Association (AOA) for their Australian EVOO logos, and you can also use the results to enter other shows.

Olive producers, like all others engaged in agricultural pursuits have seen varied conditions this year across our region, many have experienced a wetter than usual season, which has impacted yields, but not the quality resulting in many medals warded.

We encourage you to participate in this exciting competition and benchmark your products against the best in the land. I look forward to catching up in Wangaratta at the presentation dinner.

Rob Whyte
President, Olive Producers NE Victoria.


Dates for 2023

Submission Process

Having made the decision to participate and forwarding the ‘Invitation to Participate’ form to the Steward by the second week of June*, number coded standardized bottles will be sent to you to fill with olive oil samples. These samples must be returned with the appropriate Entry Form by mid July*. The product is sent to Wagga Wagga and their strict procedures create scores for The Australian Golden Olive Awards.

*See the ‘Invitation to Participate’ and ‘Entry Form’ for the relevant dates fir the year of entry.

Who can enter?

The Australian Golden Olive Awards are open to all Australian producers. The process is simple but with stringent protocols.

Step 1

‘Invitation to Participate’

Complete the ‘Invitation to Participate’ form to submit your interest to enter the awards and attend our Celebration Dinner.


Invitation to Participate Closes
Friday 17th June 2024

Step 2

Entry Form

Return your number coded standardized bottles that were provided after submitting the ‘Invitation to Participate’ form, along with this entry form, to finailse your submission for the Australian Golden Olive Awards.


Product Submission Closes
8th July 2024