Welcome to Sunshine Sugar - 100% Australian Owned

The sugar industry has been a part of life in northern New South Wales for more than one hundred years. The industry is a significant contributor to the economy of the area and provides the community with employment opportunities, growth and prosperity.

In 1978 the NSW Sugar Milling Co-operative Ltd was formed when cane growers purchased the three NSW sugar mills from CSR. The mills are located at Condong on the Tweed River, Broadwater on the Richmond River and Harwood on the Clarence River.

In 1989 NSW Sugar Milling Co-operative Ltd formed a partnership with Manildra Group to form the joint venture partnership Manildra Harwood Sugars and built the Harwood refinery which is located alongside the Harwood Mill.

In June 2015 the members of NSW Sugar Milling Co-operative Ltd strongly supported a proposal to merge the refining and milling operation under the Sunshine Sugar partnership. The new arrangments saw Manildra Group buying a 50% ownership in the milling operations from NSW growers and the Sunshine Sugar partnership operating the milling and refining operations as one business on a 50 / 50 ownership basis. The merged entity commenced operations on 1 July 2015.


Sunshine Sugar is the only 100% Australian owned sustainable certified sugar manufacturer, something we are very proud of. 


Sunshine Sugar is proudly Bonsucro Certified Sustainable.







Local canegrowers looking pretty proud of the display of Sunshine Sugar products in the local Ballina IGA. The promotion of the Sunshine Sugar local brand into the Ritchie’s Supa IGA store in Ballina is the first step in putting the Sunshine Sugar brand in front of our local community. We are really happy to be doing that in partnership with this local IGA store that is well known for supporting the local community.

Lovett Rodgers Kealy

L_R: Mark Lovett, Chairman Richmond River Canegrowers, Wayne Rodgers, Director Sunshine Sugar
and Jamie Kealy, IGA Manager, Ballina

Sunshine Sugar donates Mill Mud to Harwood Island Public School Fundraiser

Every year since 1991 Sunshine Sugar has donated on average 30 tonnes of filter press (Mill Mud) to the Harwood Island Public School as a fund raising drive commonly known as the Mill Mud Drive. Each year the parents, teachers and students hold a bagging day where the 30 tonnes of mud is shovelled into approximately 1,500 bags. The bags are then sold to the public for $4.50 per bag or 5 bags for $20 raising on average $6,300 for the school. Over the years the funds raised have been used for improvements to the school grounds such as a new covered entrance, covered play areas, new climbing equipment for junior play, resurfacing the basketball court and upgrades to the Library, to name just a few. The P&C has also purchased new equipment such as smart whiteboards and computers for the students. Mill Mud is the major source of revenue for the Harwood Island Public School P&C Association and on behalf of the school we cannot thank Sunshine Sugar enough for their support.

Peter Coram, President P&C, Harwood Island Public School