Free-range eggs buying guide


The brands that meet the recommended model code of 1500 hens per hectare.

How 'free range' are your eggs?


It's not easy to find 'real' free range eggs. 

In 2017 the government introduced a free range egg standard that fails consumers. The standard allows producers to pack 10,000 hens into a hectare with no mandate for hens to actually spend time outdoors. This is entirely in contrast to consumers' expectations for free range eggs and the CSIRO's Model Code of Practice, which says there should be a maximum of 1500 hens per hectare on an outdoor range. 

Listed below are free range egg brands that meet the Model Code. This guide is based on self-declarations of maximum outdoor stocking density, provided to us either directly by egg producers or via claims on their packaging and advertising material.

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ACT

Free range egg brands that DO meet the Model Code – ACT
Brand Average price/100g Stocking density/ha Availability Real free range?*
Bracken View Free Range Eggs 
$1.13  750 Nationwide Yes
Coles Organic Free Range Eggs $1.33 1,500 Nationwide Yes
Cuppacumbalong Fox Free Eggs   TBC 200 ACT Yes
Darbalara Farm Free Range Eggs $0.84 1500 ACT/NSW Yes
Ellerslie Farm Organic Free Range Eggs  $1.20  1500 Nationwide Yes
Farmer Brown's Free Range Eggs $1.00 50 ACT Yes
Hilltops Free Range Eggs $1.00 45 ACT/NSW
Yes
Macro Organic Free-Range Eggs $1.66 1000 Nationwide  Yes
Majura Valley Free Range Eggs $0.84 250 ACT Yes
McLean Run Free Range $1.02 1500 Nationwide Yes
Mulloon Creek Biodynamic Free Range $1.50 350 Nationwide Yes
Nature's Free Range Eggs  $1.00  1500 Nationwide Yes
Organic Egg Farmers Organic Free Range $1.44  1500 Nationwide  Yes
Organic Ways Biodynamic Free Range Eggs $1.08  1500 Nationwide Yes
Ruby Hills Organic Eggs TBC 1500 Nationwide Yes
Sunny Queen Free Range $0.99 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Sunny Queen Organic Free Range $1.29 1500 Nationwide Yes
Sunny Queen Free Range Eggs For Soldiers/td> TBC 1500 Nationwide Yes
Tharwa ACT Free Range Eggs $1.00 150 ACT Yes

TABLE NOTE:
* Free range as per the CSIRO's Model Code of Practice. Our interpretation of the Model Code is that 'free range' means that egg producers have a maximum outdoor stocking density of 1500 birds per hectare, but we acknowledge that this is just one element of a range of factors that best represent consumers' expectations of genuine free range. Our assessment of egg producers is based on our interpretation of the Model Code.
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Free range egg brands that DON'T meet the Model Code – ACT
Brand Average price/100g Stocking density/ha State Real free range?*
Coles Free-Range Eggs $0.74 10000 Nationwide No
Community Co Free Range Eggs TBC 10000 Nationwide No
Eco Eggs $1.37 10000 Nationwide No
Pace Farm Free-Range Eggs $0.96 10000 Nationwide No
Pace Omega 3 Free-Range Eggs $1.00 10000 Nationwide No
Family Value Free Range Eggs $0.89 10000 Nationwide No
Farm Pride Free Range Eggs $0.93 10000 Nationwide No
Loddon Valley Free Range Eggs  $0.93  5000 Nationwide No
Manning Valley Free-Range Eggs   $0.94 2500 Nationwide No
Meggles Farm Free-Range Eggs $0.43 10000 Nationwide No
Pace Farm Eco Organic Free Range $1.83 2500 Nationwide No
Pirovic Organic Free-Range Eggs $1.73 2500 Nationwide No
Pirovic Free Range Eggs $1.16 10000 Nationwide No
Sunshine Farm Free Range Eggs TBC 10000 ACT No
Veggs for Family Free Range  $0.92  10000 Nationwide No
Woolworths Select Free-Range Eggs $0.71 10000 Nationwide No

TABLE NOTE:
* Free range as per the CSIRO's Model Code of Practice. Our interpretation of the Model Code is that 'free range' means that egg producers have a maximum outdoor stocking density of 1500 birds per hectare, but we acknowledge that this is just one element of a range of factors that best represent consumers' expectations of genuine free range. Our assessment of egg producers is based on our interpretation of the Model Code.
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NSW

Free range egg brands that DO meet the Model Code – NSW
Brand Average price/100g Stocking density/ha Availability Real free range?*
Adelong Fresh Free Range   TBC 247 NSW  Yes
A Taste of Paradise Permiculture and Organic Farm $1.32 300 NSW  Yes
Allandale Pastured Eggs TBC 8 NSW  Yes
Bracken View Free Range Eggs 
$1.13  750 Nationwide  Yes
Brigadoon Harvest Pastured Eggs  $1.20 35 NSW  Yes
Cackleberries by Lashbrook Farm  $0.63 50 NSW   Yes
Carbeen Pastured Produce Organic Eggs $1.07 3 NSW  Yes
Clarendon Farms Free Range Eggs  $1.36 1000 NSW   Yes
Coles Organic Free Range Eggs $1.33 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Corndale Grove Free Range Eggs  TBC  1500 NSW  Yes
Cornucopia Free Range Eggs  $1.23 1500 NSW  Yes
Country Style Eggs – 12 Free Range Eggs  $0.71 741 NSW  Yes
Delucas Wollemi Free Range   TBC  1000 NSW  Yes
Darbalara Farm Free Range Eggs $0.84 1500 NSW/ACT  Yes
Dunromin Free Range Eggs   TBC 150 NSW  Yes
Egganic Free Range Eggs  $1.38  300 NSW   Yes
Eggtopia Free Range Egg Farm  TBC 1500 NSW  Yes
Ellerslie Farm Organic Free Range Eggs  $1.20  1500 Nationwide  Yes
Farmer Browns Pastured Eggs  $1.36  17 NSW   Yes
Farmer Rod's TBC 1250 NSW  Yes
Goldenholm Free Range Eggs $1.18 1500 NSW  Yes
Grassy's Grass Fed Free Range Eggs $1.07 94 NSW  Yes
Gunning Bum Nuts Free Range Eggs  $0.87  200 NSW   Yes
Happy Chooks TBC 100 NSW  Yes
Henty Free Range Eggs   TBC 1000 NSW  Yes
Highlands Fresh Free Range Eggs $1.14 1250 NSW  Yes
Hilltops Free Range Eggs $1.00 45 NSW/ACT  Yes
Holbrook Paddock Free Range Eggs  $1.43 40 NSW  Yes
Holmbrae Hudson Produce   $1.29 200 NSW  Yes
IdleWilde Farm Free Range Eggs   $0.82  60 NSW  Yes
Jacobs Ladde Organic Eggs  TBC 1500 NSW  Yes
Knotsbury Farm Free Range Eggs $0.87 1500 NSW  Yes
Libreri Farm Multigrain Free Range Eggs $0.91 1500 NSW  Yes
Long Paddock Eggs $1.00 185 NSW   Yes
Macro Organic Free-Range Eggs $1.66 1000 Nationwide   Yes
Mayfield Farm Produce TBC 1500 NSW  Yes
McLean Run Free Range $1.02 1500 Nationwide Yes
Mogendoura Pastured  TBC 1500 NSW Yes 
Mother Clucker $1.00 50 NSW Yes
Mt McKenzie Free Range Eggs  $0.93 350 NSW Yes
Mulloon Creek Biodynamic Free Range $1.50 350 Nationwide  Yes
Nashua Valley Organic Free Range Eggs $1.14  500 NSW Yes
Nature's Free Range Eggs  $1.00  1500 Nationwide Yes
Oak's Organics free range eggs  $1.14  500 NSW Yes
Oak's Organics free range eggs  $1.38 450 NSW Yes
Open Farm Paddock Fresh Eggs $1.21 600  NSW Yes
The Orara Valley Pasture Raised Eggs  $0.90  450 NSW Yes
Organic Egg Farmers Organic Free Range $1.44  1500 Nationwide  Yes
Organic Ways Biodynamic Free Range Eggs $1.08  1500 Nationwide Yes
Organigrow Free Range Eggs $1.14  600 NSW/Qld Yes
Out and About Free Range Eggs
 $0.86 1500 NSW  Yes
Pope's Free Range Eggs  $0.77 1250 NSW Yes
Possum Creek Open Range Eggs  TBC  165 NSW/Qld Yes
Possum Creek Open Range Eggs TBC 165 NSW/Qld Yes
Randell's Farm Free Range Eggs TBC 1235 NSW Yes
River Gum Eggs Free Range TBC 1250 NSW Yes
Ruby Hills Organic Eggs TBC 1500 Nationwide Yes
Scrubby Gully Free Range Eggs TBC 1500 NSW Yes
Southern Highlands Organic Free Range $1.28  800  NSW  Yes
Sunny Queen Free Range $0.99 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Sunny Queen Organic Free Range $1.29 1500 Nationwide   Yes
Sunny Queen Free Range Eggs For Soldiers  TBC 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Topi Free Range Eggs  $1.07  1450  NSW  Yes
Vegetarian Free Range Eggs  TBC 1250 NSW  Yes
Wallaridge Farm Fresh Eggs   $0.64
8 NSW   Yes
Wanda Eggs Pastured $1.14 225 NSW   Yes
West Walla Farm Rambling Riverina Pastured Eggs
$1.14
250 NSW   Yes
Windellama Organics Free Range Eggs  $1.43  250 NSW  Yes
Wiseman's Organic Produce free range eggs  TBC 1000 NSW  Yes
Woodstock Paddock Eggs   $0.87 100 NSW  Yes
Working With Nature Open Range Eggs $1.27 124 NSW  Yes
 Yamstick Farm Organic Open Pastured Eggs TBC 500 NSW  Yes

TABLE NOTE:
* Free range as per the CSIRO's Model Code of Practice. Our interpretation of the Model Code is that 'free range' means that egg producers have a maximum outdoor stocking density of 1500 birds per hectare, but we acknowledge that this is just one element of a range of factors that best represent consumers' expectations of genuine free range. Our assessment of egg producers is based on our interpretation of the Model Code.
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Free range egg brands that DON'T meet the Model Code – NSW
Brand Average price/100g Stocking density/ha State Real free range?*
Aldi Lodge Farm Free Range Eggs $0.62 10000 NSW, Vic, Qld No
Barn Farm Fresh Free Range Eggs
TBC 2000 NSW No
Barn House Poultry Free Range Eggs   
$0.86 
2228
NSW
No
Coles Free-Range Eggs $0.74 10000 Nationwide  No
Community Co Free Range Eggs TBC 10000 Nationwide No
Eco Eggs $1.37 10000 Nationwide No
Ed's Eggs Free Range Eggs TBC 10000 NSW No
Essential Foods Free Range Eggs $1.36 10000 NSW No
Field Fresh Free Range Eggs $0.92 10000 NSW No
Hens Fed Multi Grain Free Range Eggs TBC 10000 NSW No
Just Free Range Eggs $0.86 10000 NSW No
Nature's Best Free Range Eggs $0.80 10000 NSW No
Nixons Free Range Eggs $0.86 2500 NSW No
OxHill Organics Eggs Pasture Raised 
$1.71 
2500 
NSW No
Pace Farm Free-Range Eggs $0.96 10000 Nationwide No
Pace Omega 3 Free-Range Eggs $1.00 10000 Nationwide No
Port Stephens Free Range $0.86 10000 NSW No
Family Value Free Range Eggs $0.89  10000  Nationwide No
Farm Pride Free Range Eggs $0.93 10000 Nationwide  No
Loddon Valley Free Range Eggs  $0.93  5000 Nationwide No
Manning Valley Free-Range Eggs $0.94 2500 Nationwide No
Meggles Farm Free-Range Eggs $0.43 10000 Nationwide No
Pace Farm Eco Organic Free Range $1.83 2500 Nationwide No
Pirovic Organic Free-Range Eggs $1.73 2500 Nationwide No
Pirovic Free Range Eggs
$1.16 10000 Nationwide No
Smith's Free Range Eggs TBC 10000 NSW No
Twelve of the Best Free Range Eggs  
$0.71
10000 NSW No
Veggs for Family Free Range  $0.92  10000 Nationwide No
Woolworths Select Free-Range Eggs $0.71 10000 Nationwide No

TABLE NOTE:
* Free range as per the CSIRO's Model Code of Practice. Our interpretation of the Model Code is that 'free range' means that egg producers have a maximum outdoor stocking density of 1500 birds per hectare, but we acknowledge that this is just one element of a range of factors that best represent consumers' expectations of genuine free range. Our assessment of egg producers is based on our interpretation of the Model Code.
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Northern Territory

Free range egg brands that DO meet the Model Code – NT
Brand Average price/100g Stocking density/ha Availability Real free range?*
Bracken View Free Range Eggs 
$1.13  750 Nationwide  Yes
Coles Organic Free Range Eggs $1.33 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Ellerslie Farm Organic Free Range Eggs $1.20 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Macro Organic Free-Range Eggs $1.66 1000 Nationwide   Yes
McLean Run Free Range $1.02 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Mulloon Creek Biodynamic Free Range $1.50 350 Nationwide   Yes
Nature's Free Range Eggs  $1.00  1500 Nationwide  Yes
Organic Egg Farmers Organic Free Range $1.44  1500 Nationwide   Yes
Organic Ways Biodynamic Free Range Eggs $1.08  1500 Nationwide  Yes
Prayer Farm Pastured Eggs $1.35 100 NT  Yes
Ruby Hills Organic Eggs TBC 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Sunny Queen Free Range $0.99 1500 Nationwide Yes
Sunny Queen Free Range Eggs For Soldiers  TBC 1500 Nationwide Yes
Sunny Queen Organic Free Range $1.29 1500 Nationwide Yes

TABLE NOTE:
* Free range as per the CSIRO's Model Code of Practice. Our interpretation of the Model Code is that 'free range' means that egg producers have a maximum outdoor stocking density of 1500 birds per hectare, but we acknowledge that this is just one element of a range of factors that best represent consumers' expectations of genuine free range. Our assessment of egg producers is based on our interpretation of the Model Code.
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Free range egg brands that DON'T meet the Model Code – NT
Brand Average price/100g Stocking density/ha State Real free range?*
Coles Free-Range Eggs $0.74 10000 Nationwide  No
Community Co Free Range Eggs TBC 10000 Nationwide  No
Eco Eggs $1.37 10000 Nationwide  No
Pace Farm Free-Range Eggs $0.96 10000 Nationwide  No
Pace Omega 3 Free-Range Eggs $1.00 10000 Nationwide  No
Family Value Free Range Eggs  $0.89  10000  Nationwide  No
Farm Pride Free Range Eggs $0.93 10000 Nationwide   No
Loddon Valley Free Range Eggs  $0.93  5000 Nationwide  No
Manning Valley Free-Range Eggs $0.94 2500 Nationwide   No
Meggles Farm Free-Range Eggs $0.43 10000 Nationwide  No
Pace Farm Eco Organic Free Range $1.83 2500 Nationwide  No
Pirovic Organic Free-Range Eggs $1.73 2500 Nationwide  No
Pirovic Free Range Eggs
$1.16 10000 Nationwide  No
Veggs for Family Free Range  $0.92  10000 Nationwide  No
Woolworths Select Free-Range Eggs $0.71 10000 Nationwide  No

TABLE NOTE:
* Free range as per the CSIRO's Model Code of Practice. Our interpretation of the Model Code is that 'free range' means that egg producers have a maximum outdoor stocking density of 1500 birds per hectare, but we acknowledge that this is just one element of a range of factors that best represent consumers' expectations of genuine free range. Our assessment of egg producers is based on our interpretation of the Model Code.
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Queensland

Free range egg brands that DO meet the Model Code – Qld
Brand Average price/100g Stocking density/ha Availability Real free range?*
Awesome Free Range Eggs TBC 1500 Qld  Yes
Ayton Farm Free Range Eggs TBC 20 Qld  Yes
Bracken View Free Range Eggs $1.13 750 Nationwide  Yes
Bundy Bum Nuts Free Range Eggs  $1.00 300 Qld  Yes
Coastal Harvest Free Range Eggs  $0.85 250  Qld  Yes
Coles Organic Free Range Eggs $1.33 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Country CRF Organic Free Range  $1.26 1500 Qld  Yes
Echo Valley Pastured Eggs  $1.14  500 Qld  Yes
Emu Creek Free Range Eggs TBC 1500 Qld  Yes
Ellerslie Farm Organic Free Range Eggs  $1.20  1500 Nationwide  Yes
Forage Farms Free Range Eggs  $0.99 400 Qld   Yes
Fraser Coast Organic Free-Range Eggs $1.31 1500 Qld  Yes
Freckle Farm Free Range Eggs $1.14 500 Qld  Yes
Golden Yolk Whitsundays Eggs   $0.99 100 Qld  Yes
Gum Tree Ridge TBC 1500 Qld  Yes
Happy Hens Pastured Eggs  $1.00 400 Qld  Yes 
Jalbarri Googums  TBC 714 Qld  Yes
Kelvin Falls Pastured Eggs  $1.00  100 Qld  Yes
Kenilworth Free Range Farm  $1.23  1500 Qld  Yes
Leham's Layes Free Range Eggs $1.00  124 Qld  Yes
Macro Organic Free-Range Eggs $1.66 1000 Nationwide   Yes
McLean Run Free Range $1.02 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Melsted Park Pastured Eggs  $1.00 17 Qld  Yes
Mountain Range Eggs  TBC  1500 Qld  Yes
Mulloon Creek Biodynamic Free Range $1.50 350 Nationwide   Yes
Mungalli Creek Free Range eggs  $1.33 500 Qld  Yes
Nature's Free Range Eggs  $1.00  1500 Nationwide  Yes
Nomadic Pastured Chook Eggs $1.23  1500 Qld  Yes
Organic Egg Farmers Organic Free Range $1.44  1500 Nationwide   Yes
Organic Ways Biodynamic Free Range Eggs $1.08  1500 Nationwide  Yes
Organigrow Free Range Eggs  $1.14  600 Qld/NSW  Yes
Ovaston Organics Free Range Eggs  $1.28  1500 Qld  Yes
Parry Farms Free Range Eggs  TBC  1000 Qld  Yes
Peepers Cheepers Pastured Free Range Eggs
$0.79  1200 Qld 
 Yes
Platinum Eggs 4 U TBC 1500  Qld  Yes
Possum Creek Open Range Eggs  TBC  165 Qld/NSW
 Yes
Roseberry Creek Free Range Eggs  $1.00  350 Qld  Yes
Ruby Hills Organic Eggs TBC 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Sandy Creek Pastured Free Range   $1.00  342 Qld  Yes
Sunny Queen Free Range $0.99 1500 Nationwide   Yes
Sunny Queen Free Range Eggs For Soldiers  TBC 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Sunny Queen Organic Free Range $1.29 1500 Nationwide   Yes
Three Ryans Manjimup Pasture Raised Eggs $0.99 500 Qld Yes
Toowoomba TBC 1500 Qld Yes
Walker Farm Foods TBC 350 Qld Yes

TABLE NOTE:
* Free range as per the CSIRO's Model Code of Practice. Our interpretation of the Model Code is that 'free range' means that egg producers have a maximum outdoor stocking density of 1500 birds per hectare, but we acknowledge that this is just one element of a range of factors that best represent consumers' expectations of genuine free range. Our assessment of egg producers is based on our interpretation of the Model Code.
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Free range egg brands that DON'T meet the Model Code – Qld
Brand Average price/100g Stocking density/ha State Real free range?*
Aldi Lodge Farm Free-Range Eggs $0.62 10,000 Qld, NSW, Vic  No
Coles Free-Range Eggs $0.74 10,000 Nationwide   No
Community Co Free Range Eggs TBC 10,000 Nationwide  No
Eco Eggs $1.37 10,000 Nationwide   No
Pace Farm Free-Range Eggs $0.96 10,000 Nationwide   No
Pace Omega 3 Free-Range Eggs $1.00 10,000 Nationwide  No
Family Value Free Range Eggs  $0.89  10,000  Nationwide  No
Farm Pride Free Range Eggs $0.93 10,000 Nationwide   No
Loddon Valley Free Range Eggs  $0.93  5000 Nationwide  No
Manning Valley Free-Range Eggs $0.94 2,500 Nationwide   No
Meggles Farm Free-Range Eggs $0.43 10,000 Nationwide  No
Pace Farm Eco Organic Free Range $1.83 2500 Nationwide  No
Pirovic Organic Free-Range Eggs $1.73 2500 Nationwide  No
Pirovic Free Range Eggs
$1.16 10,000 Nationwide  No
Saddle Mountain Homestead Townsville Own Free Range  
TBC 1800 Qld  No
Tamborine Mountain Free Range Eggs TBC 1800 Qld  No
Veggs for Family Free Range  $0.92 10,000 Nationwide  No
Woolworths Select Free-Range Eggs $0.71 10,000 Nationwide  No

TABLE NOTE:
* Free range as per the CSIRO's Model Code of Practice. Our interpretation of the Model Code is that 'free range' means that egg producers have a maximum outdoor stocking density of 1500 birds per hectare, but we acknowledge that this is just one element of a range of factors that best represent consumers' expectations of genuine free range. Our assessment of egg producers is based on our interpretation of the Model Code.
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South Australia

Free range egg brands that DO meet the Model Code – SA
Brand Average price/100g Stocking density/ha Availability Real free range?*
Adelaide Hills Pastured Eggs  $1.00 30 SA  Yes
Bracken View Free Range Eggs 
$1.13  750 Nationwide  Yes
Breezy Brae Free Range Eggs  TBC 1100 SA  Yes
Coles Organic Free Range Eggs $1.33 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Chooks Gone Wild Free Range Eggs  TBC 217 SA  Yes
Elly's Eggs  TBC  100 SA  Yes
Ellerslie Farm Organic Free Range Eggs  $1.20  1500 Nationwide  Yes
Feather and Peck Pastured Free Range Eggs  $1.14 25  SA   Yes
Fleurieu Free Range Eggs  $1.14  1200 SA   Yes
Gumview Free Range Eggs  $0.93 700 SA  Yes
Hoods Earth Eggs  $1.14 14 SA   Yes
Inman Valley Free Range Eggs  TBC 1000 SA   Yes
Kangaroo Island Free-Range Eggs $1.20 1500 SA  Yes
Katham Springs Bio-dynamic Free Range  $1.30 150 SA  Yes
Macro Organic Free-Range Eggs $1.66 1000 Nationwide   Yes
McGwerriton Organic Free Range Eggs  $1.14  600 SA  Yes
McLean Run Free Range $1.02 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Murphy's Crossing Free Range Eggs  $0.62 1500 SA  Yes
Modra's Kangaroo Island Free-Range Eggs $0.93 1500 SA  Yes
Mulloon Creek Biodynamic Free Range $1.50 350 Nationwide   Yes
Nature's Free Range Eggs  $1.00  1500 Nationwide  Yes
Organic Egg Farmers Organic Free Range $1.44  1500 Nationwide   Yes
Organic Ways Biodynamic Free Range Eggs $1.08  1500 Nationwide  Yes
Rohde's Clare Valley Free-Range Eggs $0.77 1500 SA   Yes
Ruby Hills Organic Eggs TBC 1500 Nationwide  Yes
The Splendid Egg $1.07 4 SA  Yes
Sunny Queen Free Range $0.99 1500 Nationwide   Yes
Sunny Queen Free Range Eggs For Soldiers  TBC 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Sunny Queen Organic Free Range $1.29 1500 Nationwide   Yes
Tathra Homestead TBC 150 SA  Yes
The Natural Egg Co TBC 27 SA  Yes
Warlong Family Farms TBC 1455 SA/Vic  Yes

TABLE NOTE:
* Free range as per the CSIRO's Model Code of Practice. Our interpretation of the Model Code is that 'free range' means that egg producers have a maximum outdoor stocking density of 1500 birds per hectare, but we acknowledge that this is just one element of a range of factors that best represent consumers' expectations of genuine free range. Our assessment of egg producers is based on our interpretation of the Model Code.
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Free range egg brands that DON'T meet the Model Code – SA
Brand Average price/100g Stocking density/ha State Real free range?
Barossa Free Range Eggs TBC 5,000 SA No
Cleland Gully Free Range Eggs  $0.75 
4,000
SA No
Coles Free-Range Eggs $0.74 10,000 Nationwide  No
Community Co Free Range Eggs TBC 10,000 Nationwide No
Country Fresh Free Range 
$0.71
10,000
SA
No
Day's Eggs  
$1.04
10,000
SA
No
Eco Eggs $1.37 10,000 Nationwide  No
Farm Fresh Simply Free Range Eggs
TBC
10,000
SA
No
Foodland Free-Range Eggs 
$0.61 10,000 SA No
Pace Farm Free-Range Eggs $0.96 10,000 Nationwide  No
Pace Omega 3 Free Range Eggs $1.00 10,000 Nationwide No
Family Value Free Range Eggs  $0.89  10,000  Nationwide No
Farm Pride Free Range Eggs $0.93 10,000 Nationwide  No
Loddon Valley Free Range Eggs  $0.93  5000 Nationwide No
Manning Valley Free Range Eggs $0.94 2,500 Nationwide  No
McLaren Vale Free Range Eggs TBC 10,000 SA No
Meggles Farm Free Range Eggs $0.43 10,000 Nationwide No
Pace Farm Eco Organic Free Range $1.83 2500 Nationwide No
Pirovic Organic Free-Range Eggs $1.73 2500 Nationwide No
Pirovic Free Range Eggs
$1.16 10,000 Nationwide No
Rise and Shine Free Range Eggs   
TBC 2000 SA No
Veggs for Family Free Range  $0.92  10,000 Nationwide No
Woolworths Select Free Range Eggs $0.71 10,000 Nationwide No
Yarra Valley Gold Free Range Eggs $0.79
5000 SA No

TABLE NOTE:
* Free range as per the CSIRO's Model Code of Practice. Our interpretation of the Model Code is that 'free range' means that egg producers have a maximum outdoor stocking density of 1500 birds per hectare, but we acknowledge that this is just one element of a range of factors that best represent consumers' expectations of genuine free range. Our assessment of egg producers is based on our interpretation of the Model Code.
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Tasmania

Free range egg brands that DO meet the Model Code – Tas
Brand Average price/100g Stocking density/ha Availability Real free range?*
Banticks Farm Free Range Eggs $0.93 450 Tas Yes
Blessed Nest Farm Pastured Eggs  TBC 200 Tas Yes
Bracken View Free Range Eggs 
$1.13 750 Nationwide Yes
Churchill's Tasmanian Hatchery free range $0.93 1000 Tas Yes
Coles Organic Free Range Eggs $1.33 1500 Nationwide Yes
Ellerslie Farm Organic Free Range Eggs $1.20 1500 Nationwide Yes
Macro Organic Free-Range Eggs $1.66 1000 Nationwide  Yes
McLean Run Free Range $1.02 1500 Nationwide Yes
Meander Pastured Free Range Eggs  $1.00 150 Tas Yes
Mountain to Mouth Pastured Eggs   $1.15 800 Tas Yes
Mt Roland Free Range Eggs $0.93  1000  Tas Yes
Mulloon Creek Biodynamic Free Range $1.50 350 Nationwide  Yes
Nature's Free Range Eggs  $1.00  1500 Nationwide Yes
Organic Egg Farmers Organic Free Range $1.44  1500 Nationwide  Yes
Organic Ways Biodynamic Free Range Eggs $1.08  1500 Nationwide Yes
Ruby Hills Organic Eggs TBC 1500 Nationwide Yes
Sunny Queen Free Range $0.99 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Sunny Queen Free Range Eggs For Soldiers  TBC 1500 Nationwide Yes
Sunny Queen Organic Free Range $1.29 1500 Nationwide  Yes

TABLE NOTE:
* Free range as per the CSIRO's Model Code of Practice. Our interpretation of the Model Code is that 'free range' means that egg producers have a maximum outdoor stocking density of 1500 birds per hectare, but we acknowledge that this is just one element of a range of factors that best represent consumers' expectations of genuine free range. Our assessment of egg producers is based on our interpretation of the Model Code.
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Free range egg brands that DON'T meet the Model Code – Tas
Brand Average price/100g Stocking density/ha State Real free range?*
Coles Free-Range Eggs $0.74 10,000 Nationwide  No
Community Co Free Range Eggs TBC 10,000 Nationwide No
Eco Eggs $1.37 10,000 Nationwide  No
Pace Farm Free-Range Eggs $0.96 10,000 Nationwide  No
Pace Omega 3 Free-Range Eggs $1.00 10,000 Nationwide No
Family Value Free Range Eggs  $0.89  10,000  Nationwide No
Farm Pride Free Range Eggs $0.93 10,000 Nationwide  No
Loddon Valley Free Range Eggs  $0.93  5000 Nationwide No
Manning Valley Free-Range Eggs $0.94 2,500 Nationwide  No
Meggles Farm Free-Range Eggs $0.43 10,000 Nationwide No
Olsons Free Range Eggs 
$0.71 
3000 
Tas 
No
Pace Farm Eco Organic Free Range $1.83 2500 Nationwide No
Pirovic Organic Free-Range Eggs $1.73 2500 Nationwide No
Pirovic Free Range Eggs
$1.16 10,000 Nationwide No
Sun Valley Tasmania Free Range Eggs  TBC 10,000 Tas No
Tassie Devil Free Range Eggs $0.90 10,000 Tas No
Valley Brook Free Range Eggs $1.03 10,000 Tas No
Veggs for Family Free Range $0.92 10,000 Nationwide No
Woolworths Select Free-Range Eggs $0.71 10,000 Nationwide No

TABLE NOTE:
* Free range as per the CSIRO's Model Code of Practice. Our interpretation of the Model Code is that 'free range' means that egg producers have a maximum outdoor stocking density of 1500 birds per hectare, but we acknowledge that this is just one element of a range of factors that best represent consumers' expectations of genuine free range. Our assessment of egg producers is based on our interpretation of the Model Code.
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Victoria

Free range egg brands that DO meet the Model Code – Vic
Brand Average price/100g Stocking density/ha Availability Real free range?*
3Q Free Farm P/L Dandenong Ranges $0.63  1500 Vic  Yes
400 Acres Organic Paddock Eggs  $1.21 500  Vic Yes
Alumuna Farm Free Range  $1.12 750 Vic  Yes
Annie's Free Range Eggs   TBC 750 Vic  Yes
Bass Coast Farm  $1.28 500 Vic  Yes
Beyond Free Range Eggs   TBC 835 Vic  Yes
Bimbadeen Philip Island Free Eggs   $1.07 500 Vic  Yes
Berrkers Free Range Eggs  TBC 500 Vic  Yes
Bracken View Free Range Eggs 
$1.13  750 Nationwide  Yes
Buckleberry Farm Free Range Eggs  $1.00  759 Vic   Yes
Buckley's Farm $0.89 160 Vic  Yes
Bullfrog Gully Biodynamic Free Range Eggs  $1.71  70 Vic  Yes
Caravan Free Range Eggs  $1.00 90 Vic  Yes
Coles Organic Free Range Eggs $1.33 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Down on the Farm $0.93 1500 Vic  Yes
Dheavii Farms Paddock Eggs $1.00 150 Vic  Yes
Egg-erton Free Range Eggs  $1.00 200 Vic  Yes
Ellerslie Farm Organic Free Range Eggs $1.20 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Erskine Falls Farm Grass Fed Free Range   TBC 50 Vic  Yes
Family Homestead Free-Range Eggs  $1.29  750 Vic   Yes
Forge Creek Free Range Eggs  $0.83  500 Vic  Yes
Freeranger Eggs  $1.14 750 Vic   Yes
Freshwater Creek Pasture Eggs $1.00 750 Vic Yes
The Full Beak TBC 835 Vic  Yes
Gippsland Free Range Eggs   TBC 100 Vic  Yes
Girrahween Family Farm Free Range Eggs  TBC 750 Vic  Yes
Glorious Googies $1.00 400 Vic  Yes
Golden Yolk Eggs  $0.71  129  Vic   Yes
Good Lookin' Googees Free Range Eggs  TBC 136 Vic  Yes
Greg's Eggs Pastured Free Range $1.07  25  Vic   Yes
Greta Valley Free Range Eggs $1.10 300 Vic   Yes
Guildford Grown Pastured Eggs $1.00 4 Vic  Yes
Happy Chicken Eggs  TBC 1500  Vic  Yes
Hens & Kisses Open Range Farm  $1.00 30 Vic  Yes
Hillside Happy Hens Pastured Eggs  $0.71 200 Vic   Yes
Honey Lane Organics (CERES) $1.49 1250 Vic  Yes
Huon Farms Free Range Eggs $1.14 22 Vic  Yes
Inverloch Free Range eggs 
$1.00 750 Vic  Yes
Jindi Free Range Eggs Genuine Pasture Raised   TBC 200 Vic  Yes
Josh's Rainbow Eggs  $0.94 300 Vic  Yes
Kossies Free Range Eggs  $0.93  750 Vic   Yes
Little Yarra Free Range Eggs  $1.14  180 Vic  Yes
Macro Organic Free-Range Eggs $1.66 1000 Nationwide   Yes
Madelaine's Eggs  $1.42  250 Vic  Yes
Maroubra Free Range Eggs $1.08 1000 Vic  Yes
Melita Farm free range eggs  TBC 371 Vic  Yes
McLean Run Free Range $1.02 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Milawa Organic Pasture Eggs  TBC 117 Vic  Yes
Moore Brown Free Range Eggs  $1.07 750 Vic  Yes
Muckadilla Pasture Fed Eggs $1.03 150 Vic  Yes
Mulloon Creek Biodynamic Free Range $1.50 350 Nationwide   Yes
Nature's Free Range Eggs  $1.00  1500 Nationwide  Yes
The Old Farm Happy Valley  $1.84 700 Vic  Yes
Organic Egg Farmers Organic Free Range $1.44  1500 Nationwide   Yes
Organic Ways Biodynamic Free Range Eggs $1.08  1500 Nationwide  Yes
Powlett Hill Bio-Dynamic Free Range Eggs $1.24 50 Vic  Yes
Real Eggs  TBC 8 Vic  Yes
Real Free Range Eggs TBC 1500 Vic  Yes
Ruby Hills Organic Eggs TBC 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Settlement Road Farm Free Range Eggs   $1.00 50 Vic  Yes
Sexy Legs Eggs   $1.50 835 Vic  Yes
Sunny Queen Free Range $0.99 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Sunny Queen Free Range Eggs For Soldiers TBC 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Sunny Queen Organic Free Range $1.29 1500 Nationwide   Yes
Swampy's Free Range Organic TBC 150 Vic  Yes
Trentham Happy Hens TBC 100 Vic  Yes
Top Hundred Acres Pastured Eggs  $1.07 100 Vic  Yes
Warlong Family Farms TBC 1455 Vic/SA  Yes
WesEggs Pasture Raised Eggs 
$1.10  320  Vic   Yes
Willow Zen Pastured Free Range  $1.21  130 Vic  Yes
Winners Circle Free Range  TBC 750  Vic  Yes
Wild Hen Farm $1.43 1500 Vic  Yes

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* Free range as per the CSIRO's Model Code of Practice. Our interpretation of the Model Code is that 'free range' means that egg producers have a maximum outdoor stocking density of 1500 birds per hectare, but we acknowledge that this is just one element of a range of factors that best represent consumers' expectations of genuine free range. Our assessment of egg producers is based on our interpretation of the Model Code.
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Free range egg brands that DON'T meet the Model Code – Vic
Brand Average price/100g Stocking density/ha State Real free range?*
Aldi Lodge Farm Free-Range Eggs $0.62 10,000 Vic, NSW, Qld No
Casaccio Egg Farm Free Range Eggs  
$0.81 10,000 Vic No
Coles Free-Range Eggs $0.74 10,000 Nationwide No
Community Co Free Range Eggs TBC 10,000 Nationwide No
Country Pride Natural Free-Range Eggs $0.86 1,800 Vic No
Eco Eggs $1.37 10,000 Nationwide No
Eggceptional Free Range Eggs $1.22 1,800 Vic No
Goldfields Free Range Eggs $0.92 5,500 Vic No
Green Eggs $1.07 2,400 Vic  No
Keans Free Range Eggs $0.69  
3,700
Vic
 No
Otway Free Range Eggs 
$0.79 
10,000 
Vic
 No
Pace Farm Free-Range Eggs $0.96 10,000 Nationwide   No
Pace Omega 3 Free-Range Eggs $1.00 10,000 Nationwide  No
Family Value Free Range Eggs  $0.89  10,000  Nationwide  No
Farm Pride Free Range Eggs $0.93 10,000 Nationwide   No
Loddon Valley Free Range Eggs  $0.93  5,000 Nationwide  No
Manning Valley Free-Range Eggs $0.94 2,500 Nationwide   No
Meggles Farm Free-Range Eggs $0.43 10,000 Nationwide  No
Misty Mountain Free Range Eggs   
$0.83 
10,000
Vic
 No
Pace Farm Eco Organic Free Range $1.83 2,500 Nationwide  No
Pirovic Organic Free-Range Eggs $1.73 2,500 Nationwide  No
Pirovic Free Range Eggs
$1.16 10,000 Nationwide  No
South Gippsland Eggs Free-Range  
$0.84 
10,000
Vic
 No
Valley Park Farm Free-Range Eggs  
$0.95
5,500
Vic
 No
Veggs for Family Free Range  $0.92  10,000 Nationwide  No
Woolworths Select Free-Range Eggs $0.71 10,000 Nationwide  No

TABLE NOTE:
* Free range as per the CSIRO's Model Code of Practice. Our interpretation of the Model Code is that 'free range' means that egg producers have a maximum outdoor stocking density of 1500 birds per hectare, but we acknowledge that this is just one element of a range of factors that best represent consumers' expectations of genuine free range. Our assessment of egg producers is based on our interpretation of the Model Code.
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Western Australia

Do you have questions about the Good Farmer?

We receive many questions from consumers wanting to know more about the Good Farmer Free Range Eggs.

Good Farmer Free Range Eggs state a stocking density of 1500 hens per hectare which is in line with the Model Code of Practice. This brand of eggs has not been the subject of any investigation by the ACCC.

Eggs from the Good Farmer come from a farm in Gingin, WA which is owned by Snowdale Holdings. In July 2017, Snowdale Holdings were fined $750,000 for making false or misleading representations that its eggs were free range. The egg brands involved in this case were Eggs by Ellah, Swan Valley Free Range and Wanneroo Free Range.

So The Good Farmer eggs do meet the CHOICE free range egg test but their parent company has been caught out in the past for misleading people on their free range eggs.

Free range egg brands that DO meet the Model Code – WA
Brand Average price/100g Stocking density/ha Availability Real free range?*
Beermullah Egg Co TBC 1500 WA  Yes
Bracken View Free Range Eggs $1.13  750 Nationwide  Yes
Busselton Free Range Eggs $0.92 1500 WA Yes
Busselton Free Range Vegi Egg Farm $0.78 1500 WA  Yes
Cackleberries Biodynamic Free Range Eggs  $1.14  100  WA  Yes
Coles Organic Free Range Eggs $1.33 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Ellerslie Farm Organic Free Range Eggs  $1.20  1500 Nationwide  Yes
Gimlet Grove Pastured Eggs
TBC  7 WA  Yes
The Good Farmer Free Range Eggs $0.69 1500 WA  Yes
The Good Grocer Collection Pastured eggs $1.10 50 WA  Yes
Happy Valley Free Range - Prime Organics $1.25  1500  WA   Yes
Harvey Free Range Eggs  $0.86  1500 WA  Yes
Hens of the Earth TBC 500 WA   Yes
Hill River TBC 1500  WA  Yes
Kalbarri Free Range Eggs $1.00 1500 WA  Yes
Katie Joy Free Range Eggs $0.88 900 WA  Yes
Kulin Kluckers Free Range Eggs TBC
555 WA  Yes
Laterite Ridge Free Range Eggs  $1.00 500 WA  Yes
Little Creek Farm  $1.14 182 WA  Yes
Macro Organic Free-Range Eggs $1.66 1000 Nationwide   Yes
Manarvi Farm Free Range Eggs TBC 50 WA  Yes
Margaret River Organic Farmer Open Range Eggs  $1.07 1080 WA  Yes
McLean Run Free Range $1.02 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Mulloon Creek Biodynamic Free Range $1.50 350 Nationwide   Yes
Nature's Free Range Eggs $1.00  1500 Nationwide  Yes
Organic Egg Farmers Organic Free Range $1.44  1500 Nationwide   Yes
The Organic Fine Food Company Eggs  $1.24  25 WA  Yes
Organic Ways Biodynamic Free Range Eggs $1.08  1500 Nationwide  Yes
Out 'N' About Free To Roam   $1.04 250 WA  Yes
Payneham Vale Organics Free Range Eggs  TBC 54 WA  Yes
Ruby Hills Organic Eggs TBC 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Sunny Queen Free Range $0.99 1500 Nationwide   Yes
Sunny Queen Free Range Eggs For Soldiers  TBC 1500 Nationwide  Yes
Sunny Queen Organic Free Range $1.29 1500 Nationwide   Yes
Treetops Farm $1.00 1440 WA  Yes

TABLE NOTE:
* Free range as per the CSIRO's Model Code of Practice. Our interpretation of the Model Code is that 'free range' means that egg producers have a maximum outdoor stocking density of 1500 birds per hectare, but we acknowledge that this is just one element of a range of factors that best represent consumers' expectations of genuine free range. Our assessment of egg producers is based on our interpretation of the Model Code.
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Free range egg brands that DON'T meet the Model Code – WA
Brand Average price/100g Stocking density/ha State Real free range?*
Bickley Valley Free Range $0.86
8,333
WA 
No
Choppers Choice Local Free Range Eggs 
TBC 4,000 WA No
Coles Free-Range Eggs $0.74 10,000 Nationwide  No
Community Co Free Range Eggs TBC 10,000 Nationwide No
Eco Eggs $1.37 10,000 Nationwide  No
Esperance Eggs Free Range Eggs  
$1.10
2,500 WA No
Family Value Free Range Eggs $0.89 10,000 Nationwide No
Farm Pride Free Range Eggs $0.93 10,000 Nationwide No
Fresh Laid Eggs Western Australia Golden Eggs TBC 10,000 WA No
Golden Eggs WA Free Range $1.00 10,000 WA No
Loddon Valley Free Range Eggs $0.93  5,000 Nationwide No
Manning Valley Free-Range Eggs $0.94 2,500 Nationwide No
Margaret River Free Range Eggs $1.00 2,500
WA
No
Meggles Farm Free-Range Eggs $0.43 10,000 Nationwide No
MMM Free Range Eggs $0.71 10,000 WA No
Pace Farm Eco Organic Free Range $1.83 2,500 Nationwide No
Pace Farm Free-Range Eggs $0.96 10,000 Nationwide  No
Pace Omega 3 Free-Range Eggs $1.00 10,000 Nationwide No
Pioneer Free Range Eggs $0.98 10,000 WA No
Pirovic Organic Free-Range Eggs $1.73 2,500 Nationwide No
Pirovic Free Range Eggs
$1.16 10,000 Nationwide No
Veggs for Family Free Range  $0.92 10,000 Nationwide No
Woolworths Select Free-Range Eggs $0.71 10,000 Nationwide No

TABLE NOTE:
* Free range as per the CSIRO's Model Code of Practice. Our interpretation of the Model Code is that 'free range' means that egg producers have a maximum outdoor stocking density of 1500 birds per hectare, but we acknowledge that this is just one element of a range of factors that best represent consumers' expectations of genuine free range. Our assessment of egg producers is based on our interpretation of the Model Code.
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Are there brands not on these lists that you'd like us to include? Email us at campaigns@choice.com.au with a picture, the name, price and weight.

Free range egg brands that haven't made their stocking densities available to us
Brand Average price per 100g State  Contact 
Aginbrooks Free Range Eggs $0.81 Vic Details couldn't be found 
Flanno's Free Range Eggs  TBC NT Details couldn't be found
Gourmet Breakfast Free Range Eggs  $0.72 SA Has requested CHOICE not list their stocking density
Hens on the Range Free Range Eggs  $0.77 SA Has requested CHOICE not list their stocking density 
IGA Signature $0.75 Nationwide Email producer to ask for stocking density
Richie's Community Benefit Farm Fresh Free Range Eggs 
$0.75 NSW, Vic, Qld  Has requested CHOICE not list their stocking density
Stockman's Free Range Eggs  $1.00  Qld Email producer to ask for stocking density
Sunrise Free Range Eggs $0.85 Vic Has requested CHOICE not list their stocking density

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Free range egg brands that have been fined by the Federal Court for false and misleading free range egg claims
Brand Parent company Fine Date Read more
Drakes Home Brand Free Range Darling Downs $250,000 Sep 2015 Read ACCC statement 
Ecoeggs Free Range Egg Farms $300,000 Apr 2016 Read ACCC statement
Eggs by Ellah
Snowdale Holdings Pty Ltd
$750,000 Jul 2017 Read ACCC statement
Field Fresh Free Range Eggs Free Range Egg Farms $300,000 Apr 2016 Read ACCC statement
Mountain Range Eggs Darling Downs $250,000 Sep 2015 Read ACCC statement
Pirovic Free Range Eggs Pirovic Enterprises Pty Ltd $300,000 Sep 2014 Read ACCC statement
Port Stephens Free Range Eggs Free Range Egg Farms $300,000 Apr 2016 Read ACCC statement
Swan Valley Free Range Eggs
Snowdale Holdings Pty Ltd
$750,000 Jul 2017 Read ACCC statement
Wannerroo Free Range Eggs
Snowdale Holdings Pty Ltd
$750,000
Jul 2017
Read ACCC statement

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