Australian Red Meat    

How much red meat do Australians eat?

  • Australians consume, on average, 57g of red meat per day. This is in line with amounts recommended in the Australian Dietary Guidelines – 65g of lean and cooked red meat per day.
  • Red meat consumption has remained consistent with Australian Dietary Guidelines recommendations since 1995.
  • The Australian Dietary Guidelines’ recommendation refers to unprocessed beef, lamb, kangaroo and game meat. It does not include meat products categorised as ‘discretionary foods’ like sausages (unless lean and reduced sodium), processed meats such as ham and bacon and commercial products such as hamburgers.

Read our Report on the environmental impact of red meat in a healthy diet