Farmgate milk price

Australian milk prices are based on the milkfat and protein solids content of the milk supplied off farm. Unlike many countries around the world, there is no legislative control over the price milk processing companies pay farmers for their milk.  Since deregulation in 2000/2001 all prices within the industry are set by market forces.

Typical factory paid prices



2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

 2012/13 2013/14
2014/15
2015/16 (p)

NSW

cents/litre 48.7 48.3  47.4 46.4 51.0
 52.8 50.1
$/kg milk solids 6.72 6.74  6.60 6.45  7.10  7.31 7.06

VIC

cents/litre 33.9 42.0  40.6 37.8 51.0
47.1
 42.8
$/kg milk solids 4.49 5.58  5.46 5.05  6.81  6.24  5.68

QLD

cents/litre 55.8 53.1  53.6 53.6 53.4
 57.4  58.5
$/kg milk solids 7.57 7.26  7.33 7.33 7.36
 7.59  7.99

SA 

cents/litre 34.6 38.0  41.0 38.3 49.6
 46.1  42.5
$/kg milk solids 4.73 5.36  5.76 5.42 7.02
 6.53  6.03

WA 

cents/litre 42.4 43.4  41.9 45.0  46.8  49.0  52.3
$/kg milk solids 5.96 6.03  5.97 6.37  6.63  6.91  7.32

TAS 

cents/litre 34.6 43.2  39.9 40.2  54.1  49.6  43.7
$/kg milk solids 4.46 5.59  5.19 5.16  6.96  6.33  5.61

AUST

cents/litre 37.3 43.2  42.0 40.2  51.2  48.5  44.9
$/kg milk solids 4.98 5.80  5.69 5.41  6.89  6.49  6.01

Source: Dairy manufacturers