Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia

Kangaroo is a uniquely Australian resource which is abundant and provides a range of excellent products including meat and leather. The Australian kangaroo industry takes animal welfare very seriously. Over the years it has worked closely with Australian governments to put in place tight controls and monitoring to ensure welfare outcomes are optimal. The kangaroo meat industry in Australia is highly regulated.  A ‘paddock to plate’ traceability system exists, which ensures that kangaroo meat is safe to consume and consistent in its quality.  All commercially processed kangaroos are taken by professional licensed Harvesters who must undergo training by government authorities in the animal welfare controls.  Kangaroo leather has no equivalent in terms of quality and strength. Weight for weight kangaroo leather is the strongest and lightest natural leather available.   Kangaroo skin has a unique fibre structure that runs parallel to the leather surface to provide exceptional rope-like strength. Australian kangaroo meat is among the healthiest, tastiest and most sustainable red meats in the world.  Kangaroos are not farmed but harvested from the wild. The meat is responsibly sourced from an open range environment where kangaroos graze on the natural pastures and foliage of the Australian bush.

Categories: Food & Agri-business

Contact Name: John Kelly

Position: Executive Officer

Industry: Agriculture