Horticulture Code of Conduct

Date: 03-Aug-2017


Roadshow for Growers

If you grow fruit or vegetables then the new Hort Code will most likely apply to you!


03 August
11am – 1pm followed by lunch DAF Research Station
All growers and traders must have a Code compliant Horticulture Produce Agreement and the ACCC has the power to enforce civil penalties and infringement notices on both growers and traders.
The only exemptions are if you trade directly with a retailer, processor or exporter.
The new Code has been designed to protect growers but also reflect the flexibilities that need to operate in the market place.

Growcom, along with the regional horticulture bodies, invites you to attend regional free grower specific workshop to help you understand how the Code protects your business and to make sure you meet your obligations. We are pleased to announce that the ACCC will be attending the workshops as a guest speaker.

These workshops are proudly sponsored by the HiveXChange and supported by the VegNet program.

You will walk out of this workshop understanding your rights and obligations, a template HPA, some ideas about how to streamline compliance and what to do if things go wrong.


  • Horticulture Code of Conduct overview – (Cynthia Tupicoff, ACCC)
  • HPA template interactive workshop session - what to look out for, troubleshooting and common scenarios (Rachel Mackenzie, Growcom)
  • Managing your compliance - an online consignment tool making Code Compliance easy (HiveXChange)

Please RSVP at www.growcom.com.au/hort-code-of-conduct or with your local grower organisation for catering purposes.

This program is an initiative of the Queensland Horticulture Council which is made up of: