Brewery industry booming across NSW

Published: 12 Mar 2020

The rapidly growing independent brewing scene is playing a big role in business growth and employment. 



The independent brewing scene is a big contributor to the NSW economy and the social fabric of NSW, particularly in small towns across regional NSW.

The NSW Government's Independent Brewers Action Plan will: 

  • help to increase tourism through food, wine and ale trail experiences 
  • provide young people with training opportunities so they can enter the workforce
  • help to identify further growth opportunities for the industry.

Currently, two-thirds of the independent brewing industry in NSW is located in rural and regional areas and it employs over 3300 people. With support from the Action Plan, employment figures are expected to increase to 6000 over the next five years. 

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade John Barilaro said the government needed to support independent breweries to succeed domestically as well as crack international markets.

“During a time of unprecedented drought it is amazing to see how an industry growing that is able to provide a stimulus to regional economies as well as showcase the innovative and high quality products regional NSW is famous for,” said Mr Barilaro.

Learn more about the Independent Brewers Action Plan

For businesses seeking more information on exporting their goods and services, visit Export from NSW.

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