Applications

Dairy Australia accepts applications for pre-farmgate research, development and extension projects from individuals and organisations worldwide.

Applications are judged on:

  • Alignment to the Dairy Moving Forward strategy, and
  • Potential benefits to the Australian dairy industry.

Dairy Moving Forward is the national research, development and extension framework for Australia’s dairy industry.We will consider funding applications that address one or more of five key priority areas identified by the Dairy Moving Forward Strategy They are:


Applications should be made by the organisation conducting the proposed research. For example, applications from universities should be submitted through their central office or research secretariat.  Where several organisations are collaborating in research projects, one organisation should take responsibility for the project and subcontract part of the research to the other organisation(s).

Duration of research projects

Ideally the duration of projects is 1-3 years.  Extended projects may be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Application deadlines

The round for submitting Preliminary Applications for projects opens August 1st and will close September 30th each year. Those applicants that are successful at the preliminary stage will be invited to submit a Full Application. The expected start date for successful applicants would be in the following financial year.

Where you can get help

At any stage during the preparation of your application, we encourage you to approach Dairy Australia staff for help.  They can advise you of the types of projects that are likely to be supported. Such discussions may be helpful in preparing your Preliminary Application or before finalising the Full Application.

Staff contacts: