Dairy Industry COVID-19 Directory

Dairy Australia is regularly reviewing and updating information regarding COVID-19, and this directory was last reviewed on 24 August 2021. For the latest information on COVID-19, including information for your state, visit australia.gov.au.

In August 2021, webinars were held by Dairy Australia featuring Agriculture Victoria's Terry Batey and Senior Medical Advisor Dr John Parkes to address the unfolding COVID-19 outbreak in Shepparton, Victoria. You can watch the webinars below:

On 1 September 2021, a webinar was held for dairy processors to address the unfolding COVID-19 situation in Shepparton, Victoria. You can view this below.

  • Victorian work permits

    Authorised Worker Permits are required in Victoria, and you can access information and download a copy of the fillable form at Authorised provider and authorised worker permit.

     

    Essential worker certificates can also be created by downloading and filling in the certification template.


    The dairy industry has prepared an Essential Worker Certificate to help with travel to and from work places, however this does not take the place of or override Authorised Worker  Permits required by individual states from time to time. Where possible, links will be provided to these permits. All information on this page is provided to help keep dairy workers throughout the supply chain safe, and able to continue working.  It is important that we all play our role and implement our COVID Safe Plans.

  • Update for New South Wales farmers

    For the latest information and updates, visit nsw.gov.au/covid-19
  • Information on border restrictions

    Restrictions are in place across a number of Australian states. Ensure you're adhering to the current requirements on workplace safety, travel and masks.


    Visit the below websites for up-to-date information on how interstate travel is effected by ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks.

     

As the circumstances around COVID-19 continue to change, the dairy industry remains vigilant to protect our people and products. We are responding to national and state-based regulations to ensure that dairy farm businesses and the broader supply chain continue to operate effectively through this period.

Dairy Australia and regional teams are working with industry partners, including ADF and ADPF, to provide industry-specific resources and extension programs to assist you in effectively managing your team and business during COVID-19.

The information and resources provided on this page are specifically for dairy farms, transporters, and processors.  Please note restrictions in each state can change very quickly and are generally related to movement restrictions of individuals, classification of Authorised Permitted Workers and mask wearing.  Links are provided for each state and you are urged to check these regularly for the latest information.  

This page has been developed to provide a comprehensive directory of all updates and relevant technical advice. Look for resources using the main menu (on the left of this page on desktop, and at the top of this page on mobile devices). 

This directory of services does not seek to reproduce information available from responsible state and federal government agencies or other organisations, instead links to all relevant sources of information, acting as a single point of reference for dairy industry participants.

If you have questions about the details in your region, email c19@dairyaustralia.com.au or contact your local Regional Development Program office.

Information for Farm Owners and Employees

Information for Processors and Service Providers

Poster

Stay COVID Safe Poster

A printable poster for dairy farms to maintain COVID safety
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Template

Dairy Farm COVID Safe Plan Template - NSW

Businesses with onsite operations, such as dairy farms, must now have COVIDSafe Plans.
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Business Management
Dairy Farm NSW CovidSafe Plan thumbnail
Fact Sheet

National Guide to COVID Safe Plan Requirements for Businesses

This document provides guidance in relation to requirements for businesses to have COVID Safe plans in place. It provides links to relevant templates and websites per state.
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Business Management
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Template

Dairy Farm COVIDSafe Plan Template - Victoria

Businesses with onsite operations, such as dairy farms, must now have COVIDSafe Plans.
Published:
COVID 19
Business Management
Dairy Farm COVIDSafe Plan template Victoria
Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Essential Services for the Dairy Sector Farm and Milk Processors

Dairy Australia has developed this list of associated services and industries which dairy farmers rely upon to produce safe food.
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Animal Health
Milking
Training

Frequently Asked Questions

We know that farmers have many questions regarding COVID-19. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for commonly asked questions.

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