Dairy Australia has two member groups, dairy farmers (Group A) two peak industry bodies (Group B).
Group A members
Approximately 6000 Australian dairy farmers (Group A) are members of Dairy Australia. Membership is voluntary and free to eligible Australian dairy businesses. All dairy farmers who pay the Dairy Service Levy are encouraged to become Group A members of Dairy Australia and have a say in the direction of the company.
Call the Memberline on 1800 004 377 to become a member of Dairy Australia or simply click here to apply online.
Group B members
Australian Dairy Farmers and the Australian Dairy Products Federation are Group B members of Dairy Australia.
The Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) represents Australia's dairy farmers on a range of issues that are often agri-political in nature and need state and/or Australian Government representation and lobbying. The ADF comprises six state dairy farmer organisations:
- NSW Farmers' Association – Dairy Committee
- Queensland Dairyfarmers' Organisation
- South Australian Dairyfarmers' Association
- Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association – Dairy Council
- Victorian Farmers Federation – United Dairyfarmers of Victoria
- Western Australian Farmers' Federation – Dairy Council
Membership is voluntary. The ADF is funded by its members through their state organisations and by income collected from other investments. The issues addressed by the ADF include:
- Natural resource management
- Animal welfare
- International trade
- Collective bargaining arrangements
- Industrial relations
- Infrastructure issues
The Australian Dairy Products Federation (ADPF) represents commercial non-farm members of the Australian dairy industry by promoting their interests to state governments and the Australian Government, and other sectors of the community. Membership of the ADPF is voluntary and is funded by membership fees. It offers membership to entities operating in Australia that are engaged in the manufacture, marketing or trading of dairy products and/or dairy related products.