The Australian Dairy Plan will set priorities for the dairy industry for the next five years and beyond to create a more profitable, confident and united Australian dairy industry.

Key themes for change

The dairy industry has come together and voiced its views about what is needed to shape the future of Australian dairy.

Over 1,500 farmers, service providers, processors, retailers, investors and other key stakeholders participated in nationwide consultation for the Australian Dairy Plan from May through to July 2019. Find out about common themes from the consultation phase.

A draft Australian Dairy Plan was published on 6 December 2019 and the final document will be released in March 2020. It will include the recommendations of the Joint Transition Team on industry structure and advocacy arrangements. Feedback on the draft can be submitted until 5.00pm on Friday 7 February 2020 either online, or in writing to Australian Dairy Plan Feedback, Australian Dairy Industry Council, Orion House, Level 2, 22 William Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000.

Australian Dairy Plan timeline:

Australian Dairy Plan timeline December update 


  • About

    The Australian Dairy Plan will be formed from the collective views of each region and member of the industry.

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  • Consultation Summary

    A summary of the workshops, interviews and OurSay forum consultations.

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  • Key Documents

    Key directions and commitments for delivering transformational change.

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