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The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) is the Peak Council that represents retailers, processors, exporters and smallgoods manufacturers in the post-farm-gate meat industry.

Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program (EEIG)

   

In 2012, AMIC received funding from the Department of Industry as part of the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program to help small & medium sized enterprises in the meat industry:
 Recognise energy efficiency issues in their businesses
 Provide relevant information for investigating solutions
 Develop a business plan to capture these solutions 
 Invest in those solutions and understand funding options
 Ultimately reduce their expenditure on energy
 Develop a mindset of continued improvement on energy efficiency

Having completed an extensive research and benchmarking study in association with the AMPC, the output from the EEIG Program is now available electronically on the AMIC website. Click here to find out more.
   


 

The AMIC 2015 National Competitions 
 
2015 AMIC National Meat Industry WH&S Conference 

Competitions taking place in Adelaide on February 7th:
Sausage King
Best Butcher's Burger
Apprentice of the Year
The Awards Dinner will also be held. Best of luck to all competitors! 
 
The Work, Health & Safety Conference will be held on August 13 & 14 at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Surfers Paradise. Registration forms will be available in February.
Click for more information:
2015 WH&S Conference

New Meat Lumping video & fact sheets 
 
A History of Meat Processing in Australia
These are now available in the WH&S/Workers Compensation database in the HR/IR secure section. Please click to login

For all WH&S and Worker's Compensation updates & news please click here
  AMIC's National Processing Director Stephen Martyn has written a book on the history of meat processing in Australia. 

Read more in the Information Sheet first and then fill out the Order Form for your book.

Apprenticeship News for Apprentices and Employers
 
The 2015 QLD Regional Sausage King & Best Butchers Burger Competitions

New apprenticeship provisions in the Meat Industry Award commenced on 1/1/2015.
Apprenticeships | New Clause

Please Login to our HR Secure section for information on Incentives for Employers and Apprentices.
 
The North Brisbane heat starts on Feb 15th at the Breakfast Creek Hotel with entries due in by Feb 2nd. The Outback Region follows on March 15th. Entry forms were sent to both regions.

Sausage King Entry Form
Best Butchers Burger Entry Form

Wages effective from July 2014
 
Australian Livestock Processing Industry Animal Welfare Certification System (AAWCS)

Members can view the current wage rates by logging into the HR secure section. Please click to login or request one.

For more detailed information please click to the Fair Work Commission website.
Please see this link to the PAYG Weekly Tax Table.

    The AAWCS is an independently audited certification program used by Australian livestock processors to demonstrate compliance with the industry best practice animal welfare standards. Read more
Find out more about AMIC’s commitment to best practice animal welfare here.
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