Australians waste up to 3 million tons of food per year. From a research done by the Australia Institute showed that, Australians throw away about $ 5.2 billion worth of food every year. This also includes $ 1.1 billion of fruit and vegetables. The estimates of the research showed that the average Australian household throws away $ 616 worth of food per year. About 690 kilograms of food is wasted by each person per year. According to Australian Bureau of Statistical Data, each Victorian household wastes more than $1000 worth of food every year and that is bringing the state's annual food waste bill to $2.5 billion.