About Us

The Australian Food Hubs Network (AFHN) is a collaboration of individuals and organisations working towards fair, sustainable and resilient food systems for all Australians.

We see Food Hubs as potentially viable interventions for transforming regional food systems. We are working towards development and operation of Food Hubs that can improve livelihoods for sustainable farmers and food access for all Australians.

We’re working to accelerate the development of Food Hubs in Australia with a focus on projects that are:

  • Established primarily to strengthen food systems that serve the interests of the community;
  • Owned and managed through a form of community or public good structure (can include social business, but not purely or primarily for profit);
  • Nodes of education, skill development and micro-enterprise establishment ; and
  • Conducted on the principles and values of open-source sharing of information, skills and experiences.

In becoming members of the AFHN, participants endorse the objectives and principles of the Network, as outlined in the AFHN Charter.


The Australian Food Hubs Network is currently hosted by the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab, in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. It has been created and supported by many people and organisations. You can see and get in contact with the people involved via their Member profiles and key organisational partners are shown below.

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