Delivering for Dairy

How the Levy is invested

The dairy service levy is invested by Dairy Australia to deliver benefits for dairy farmers and protect the right to farm.

Dairy Australia supports the delivery of services to farmers through eight locations in dairying regions  across the country. These include: Subtropical Dairy, WestVic Dairy, Murray Dairy, GippsDairy, DairyTas, DairySA, Dairy NSW, and Western Dairy.

Dairy Australia delivers to dairy farmers in many different ways:

Enhancing farm business management

Providing farmers with access to business planning and risk management tools, and insights to support on-farm decision making and improve profitability.

Responding to critical events

Providing farmers with timely information and tools to navigate events such as drought, floods, bushfires or COVID-19.

Supporting employment needs

Creating awareness of the career opportunities in dairy and providing resources to support farmers in hiring and managing staff and building skills for successful careers in dairy.

Driving herd and pasture innovation

Delivering on-farm gains as a result of outcomes of research to improve genetics of pasture and cattle. And providing valuable data to inform farm business decision making.

Managing climate and environment

Delivering initiatives for efficiency of major farm inputs such as water and energy and supporting action on-farm to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Marketing to promote dairy products and the industry

Building community trust and support for Australian dairy by promoting the health credentials of dairy, the quality of our products, and reinforcing our broader commitment to sustainability.

Growing international markets

Improving market access while building and maintaining strong international trade relationships.

Contributing to policy outcomes

Supporting policy development in areas of critical importance to the industry, particularly water security, climate change, energy, animal health and welfare and workforce/labour access.