• Welcome

    To All About Olive Oil by the Australian Olive Oil Association. This site will guide you through everything you need to know about olive oil, from production, through varieties and types to the final use at your family dinner table.

  • Are you part of the olive oil industry?

    If you’re involved in any stage of the olive oil industry, why not visit our industry website?

    Visit the AOOA industry website
  • From Tree to Table

    Olive oil is most simply described as the juice of the olive, however an incredible amount of care and hard work is needed to produce the treasured “liquid gold”. The journey from tree to table begins with an annual agricultural cycle.

    Read more about how Olive Oil is made

Latest News

Ancient olive oil press

How olives changed the world

A great article on Mother Nature Network by Tom Oder with a view to how this humble little fruit has changed the world we live in.
AOOA logo

AOOA launches new look

Last month, the Australian Olive Oil Association (AOOA) proudly launched its new-look logo (pictured above) and industry website. The new logo is designed to combine elements of the letters A and O (that make up the association’s initials - AOOA name), to represent the perfect olive oil drop.
  • Which is the best?

    “There are so many choices in my local store, but I don’t know what the differences are. Which is the best?”

    Never trust someone who claims to have the answer to this question. Like wines, there are a huge variety of olive oils, from different regions or different varieties of fruit, with different flavour profiles, suited to different uses. A good kitchen will have a variety of olive oils at hand for different occasions.

    Choosing your oil

  • Health benefits

    For thousands of years olive oil has been revered for proclaimed health benefits, being used as much as a tonic or balm as it was a food ingredient. Today science can help us understand better.

    Healthy ScienceOlive Oils vs Other Oils
  • Get Inspired

    There is no point just knowing things about olive oil, unless you are going to put them to use. Having an arsenal of olive oils at home will mean that you never have to resort to other fats or oils at all.

    RecipesUsage Tips