Right to Food Coalition

The story so far…

Australia’s Right to Food Coalition (RTFC) exists to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians by working to ensure equitable access to nutritious food. We are a Coalition of organisations, practitioners, researchers and community workers united in our cause.
An inaugural conference held in October 2014 attracted over 200 participants from across Australia concerned about entrenched food insecurity and reports of sharply rising demand for emergency food relief. More information and presentations from the RTF conference are available here.

There was broad support for development of a national RTF Coalition, with state/local branches, to collaborate on advocacy for an active commitment to the right to affordable healthy food for all Australians. The RTFC welcomes new members, individuals or organisations, who support our goals. Click here for the Terms of Reference.

Click here to join the Coalition.

The Right to Food Coalition officially launched the week of 17 April 2016, coinciding with a series of food security related events and social media activities. 


Parity Magazine’s ‘Beyond Emergency Food: Responding to Food Insecurity and Homelessness’ issue puts food security in the spotlight.

Find out more about Parity here.


Melbourne Events

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Emergency Food Relief: Peering Ten Years into the Future

This interactive forum will coincide with the World Congress on Public Health, this forum will tap into local and international expertise to explore the key challenges Australia’s charitable food sector is likely to face in the next decade.

Are you striving to achieve equitable access to nutritious food for people experiencing food insecurity?

Perhaps you work or volunteer with a food rescue organisation, provide emergency food relief
services (eg. community meals program, breakfast club or food pantry) or are involved in relevant research, funding distribution or policy decision-making?

If so, this forum is for you!

For further information click here.

WHEN: Friday, 7 April, 12.30pm

WHERE: Monash Conference Centre, Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000


Position Statements

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This position statement outlines the challenges presented by food insecurity in Australia and presents numerous opportunities which would allow our Government to respect, protect and fulfil the right to adequate food in Australia.

The right to eat well, no matter where you live

This position statement summarises the challenges many households and communities face regarding physical access to nutritious food. It also outlines effective policy and programs that can be developed and/or further supported to help everyone in Australia to eat well, no matter where they live.