Sunshine Sugar

About Sunshine Sugar

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Sunshine Sugar is a partnership between the grower-owned NSW Sugar Milling Co-operative and the Australian family-owned business, Manildra Group; and is the only 100% Australian owned producer of raw and refined sugar products.

We own and operate sugar mills at Harwood, Broadwater and Condong and a refinery co-located at Harwood. Sugar production has been a major industry in the Clarence, Richmond and Tweed Valley’s for over 150 years, with the Harwood Mill being the longest running sugar mill in Australia, having commenced operation in 1874.

Sunshine Sugar is the retail name used for the NSW sugar industry. This industry supports more than 500 farming families and over 1,000 direct and indirect employees. Our farming footprint covers some 34,000 hectares with up to 2.4 million tonnes of cane grown and 275,000 tonnes of raw sugar produced each year. These operations contribute over 200 million dollars per annum to the northern rivers economy.

Mill Tours

Tours of our sugar mills and refinery are offered throughout the crushing season (typically July to November).

Due to work health and safety regulations, conditions do apply and bookings are essential.


Harwood Sugar Mill and RefineryHarwoodMill aerial

The Harwood Sugar Mill is located beside the Clarence River and is the oldest continuously operating

mill in Australia.

A free tour of the Harwood Sugar Mill and Refinery is available to school and community groups by appointment.

For information and bookings phone: (02) 6640 0400


Broadwater Sugar MillBroadwaterMill aerial

The Broadwater Sugar Mill is located by the Richmond River and is co-located with a Cape Byron Co-Generation facility.

A free tour of the Broadwater Sugar Mill is available to school and community groups by appointment.

For information and bookings phone: (02) 6620 8200



Condong Sugar MillCondongMill aerial

The Condong Sugar Mill is located on the Tweed River and is co-located with the Cape Byron Co-Generation facility.

Guided tours of the Condong Sugar Mill will be available soon (by appointment).

For more information about tours of the Condong Mill contact the

Condong General Store on (02) 6672 1058


View the Sunshine Sugar story here:

This 10-minute documentary-style video introduces the viewer to the history, structure and importance of the NSW sugar industry. Follow the process of sugar production from the growing of sugar cane through to milling, refining, packing and transportation of a range of sugar products. Along the way, learn about how versatile sugar is as both a food and a fibre...and how it is a renewable and environmentally friendly source.

Our Corporate Values  

Developed by our People, endorsed and supported by our Executive Team and our Board. These values form the basis of all we do and we follow behaviours that reflect these values.

Corp Values

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