This FACT indicates the total area in hectares that is used to grow vegetables for human consumption. The Australian vegetable production sector is an important source of food, supplying most of the fresh vegetables consumed in Australia. It also provides inputs for a large proportion of the processed vegetable products consumed in Australia and exported overseas. The state with the largest vegetable area for human consumption is Victoria at 33,824 hectares, closely followed by Queensland at 33,279 hectares. The state/territory with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory, at just 6 hectares.