Full details on the 2018 UDV Annual Conference & Meeting will be coming soon.


The 42nd UDV Annual Conference & Meeting will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday May 4, 2018.

The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria will focus on “Everyday Advocacy” at next year’s Conference.

Join the UDV, farmers and industry experts and explore how farmers can contribute to policy and advocacy without stepping directly into a leadership role and the process of understanding, communicating and living advocacy. The Conference will commence with the Annual Young Farmer Breakfast and finish with the UDV President’s Dinner that evening.

The meeting will also receive reports and deal with member resolutions. Resolutions must be submitted to Ashlee Hammond, Acting UDV Manager at ahammond@vff.org.au by no later than the close of business (5pm), Friday 23 March 2018.

Nominations for office bearers

UDV is guided by a group of elected dairy farmer members representing our 10 dairy regions - the UDV Policy Council. UDV Policy Council meets regularly to discuss priority issues for the dairy industry and guide the organisational policy response. If you want to influence or guide the UDV policy agenda; this is the perfect way to get involved. 

The term of office is 2 years with a maximum of 4 terms. Each year half of Council comes up for election.

The following UDV positions fall vacant this year; 

Region 2 (West Goulburn);
Region 4 (North East Valleys);
Region 6 (South Gippsland);
Region 8 (Colac & districts);
Region 10 (Wannon); and
UDV President.

Click here to download the nomination form for the UDV Regional Representative roles.
Click here to download the nomination form for UDV President.

All nominations must be completed as specified and submitted to returningofficer@vff.org.au by no later than the close of business (5pm), Friday 23 March 2018.

All voting members of the UDV are eligible to nominate for office and support a nomination for office. An election will be held if more than one nomination is received. All voting UDV members will be eligible to vote.


The 41st UDV Annual Conference & Meeting was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday May 12, 2017.

The meeting focused on "Lessons from 2016 and the way forward", starting with the Young Farmer Breakfast and finishing with the UDV Presidents’ Dinner that evening.

Thank you to all who attended, to our sponsors.
A special thank you to our guest speakers including our 2017 New Zealand Study Tour participants, our key breakfast speaker Hon. Jaala Pulford and our dinner speaker Anthony Everard.

2017 Conference resolutions and Results

2017 Conference Presentations

Copies of the presentations given at the 2017 conference by our guest speakers can be found below: