The Australian melon industry consists of approximately 250 growers producing, on average around 230,000 tonnes of melons annually across 8,500 hectares. Fifty percent of Australian households purchase fresh melon, buying an average of 1.6kg per shopping trip.
A comprehensive melon industry statistics snapshot as of 2019 can be found on pages 144 – 150 of the Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook. Data for world melon production statistics can be found on Atlas Big which currently notes Australia as the worlds 19th largest melon producer.
Melons are produced in every mainland Australian state as noted in the map below.