Questions and Answers

The questions and answers below provide further information on the progress of the Australian Dairy Reform to date.

  • When can we expect to see some options for the proposed restructure of industry organisations?

    Wider consultation on Dairy Reform options will occur in the first quarter of 2021, when there will be ample opportunities for everyone across the industry to have their say.

  • Will industry feedback be incorporated into the options?

    Yes, we will take account feedback received from both individuals and industry groups. For example, you can view the report that summarised written submissions received in relation to the Joint Transition Team report on the Key Documents page.

  • How can we contribute to the Reform discussion?

    We are happy to receive suggestions of how a restructure might add value to your region. Please email us at with your written submission, or provide your views to your state dairy farming organisation or the Australian Dairy Products Federation.

  • When will there be a vote and what form will it take?

    While the commitment to a vote remains, it is too early to determine when the vote will be and how it will be structured. The first step is to present the options for restructure and gather and reflect your feedback.

  • What is the cost of the Dairy Reform process?

    The initial design and consultation phase of the Dairy Reform work has cost $700,000. This cost is consistent with the complexity of the reform and extent of supporting activities being undertaken to achieve the transformational change desired by industry.