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Codes & Guidelines

For international codes and agreements see the Wine Australia website

Wine Industry

Good Wine Buyer and Supplier Principles: A Code for Fairness and Transparency

The Winemakers' Federation of Australia and Woolworths Liquor Group (WLG) have developed a set of Good Wine Buyer and Supplier Principles and a plain-English guide, for reference and consideration when negotiating a commercial agreement with WLG. Download PDF (222KB)

Australian Wine Industry Code of Conduct

Code of Good Manufacturing Practice for the Australian Wine Industry
AWRI publication outlining basic practices that should be followed in vineyards and wineries to ensure products are safe for the environment and the consumer. Updated 2012. Download PDF (698KB)

Wine Industry Display of Awards Code of Practice
Describes how awards may be displayed on wine products. View detail (PDF)

Fortified Wine Code of Practice (PDF)

Guideline to the WFA-WISA Supplier Raw Material Quality Minimum Standard (PDF)

Product Information Declaration
(PDF)

Alcohol Industry

Alcohol Beverages Association (ABA)
Alcohol Beverages Australia is the pan-industry body created to highlight the positive social, cultural and economic contribution of alcohol beverages in Australia.  ABA Website

Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC)
A Code and Complaints Management System developed jointly with other beverage industries and the Advertising Federation of Australia. Update November 2009. ABAC website

Australian Alcohol Guidelines
Released by the National Health & Medical Research Council in 2009. View detail (PDF)

International Alliance for Responsible Drinking
The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing harmful drinking and promoting responsible drinking. IARD Website

Packaging

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Wine Packaging Guidelines
Prepared by the WFA Packaging Committee to provide a basic level of understanding of fundamental wine packaging issues for small to medium wineries and new entrants to the industry. Updated May 2015. View document (PDF)

Australian Packaging Covenant
Voluntary initiative by Government and Industry to reduce the environmental effects of packaging. See APC website