What we do

Dairy Australia invests across the dairy supply chain, identifying the best opportunities for collective action - the activities that farmers and companies cannot do efficiently themselves.

Investment by Strategic Priority

To achieve its core business objectives, Dairy Australia annually develops and reviews a set of strategic priorities, which we use to guide investment in our current projects.

Strategic Priority 1 -Profitable dairy farms


Pre-farm gate programs
To improve the profitability and resilience of dairy farms.

Post-farm-gate programs
Find the right markets for dairy products, and ensure organisations can sell without undue restrictions.

Strategic Priority 2 - Capable people


Attract transition and retain
Sourcing the people and skills the industry needs to grow is a key issue.

Industry education
Includes creating a broader multi-sector remit for the NCDE brand.

Regional operations and extension

To accelerate the extent and rate of adoption by farmers of industry standard farming practices, new ideas and technology, particularly those which are the result of DA’s investments in RD&E.

Workforce strategy and planning
People are key drivers of productivity. Issues such as generational demographics and regional differences create challenges and opportunities.

Strategic Priority 3 - Trusted dairy industry

Investments that promote products and reputation and creating knowledge and insights into the industry, including:

  • Industry and community marketing
  • Industry risk and reputation management
  • Knowledge and insights

For more information on each Strategic Priority visit our Levy Investment section.