Who We Are
The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) is the collective voice of Victorian dairy farmers, representing its members to all levels of government.
As a commodity group of the Victorian Farmers Federation, the UDV also provides representation on a broad range of agricultural issues affecting all farmers, not just those specific to dairy.
The UDV is also the largest member of Australian Dairy Farmers Ltd, thereby representing Victorian dairy farmers at a national level.
Victoria’s Dairy Industry
Dairy is Victoria’s largest agricultural industry, with a gross value of $2.6 billion it is the powerhouse of Australia’s dairy farm, manufacturing and export industry.
With over 3,000 dairy farms our state produces more than 5.5 billion litres of milk a year and provides work for 14,800 Victorians on farms and another 11,000 in milk processing factories.
Victoria is export-oriented, accounting for 62% of Australia’s dairy exports. In a typical year billions of dollars’ worth of dairy products passes through the Port of Melbourne, where dairy is one of the largest container exporters.
The VFF UDV Group provides a range of member benefits that extend to all areas of your business.
You must be a UDV member to take advantage of our skilled staff and our extensive range of products, deals and services. Enquire now to get an info pack.
What We Do
The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria has a policy packed agenda, including extensive work on on-farm energy, processor contracts and relations, milk price structures and much more to add value to your business.
You can discuss UDV policy work with your local representative, or one of our friendly staff.
Australian Dairy Farmers Limited (ADF) is the national body representing Australian dairy farmers. UDV members can be direct members of the ADF by completing an ADF membership application form.
ADF membership will entitle you to attend the ADF Annual General Meetings and any farmer can stand for the ADF Board, provided they are a member of both their state dairy body and ADF. All ADF farmer members are also able to vote on the election of Business Directors.
This membership is ideal for dairy farmers running a commercial dairy farm operation. The UDV membership levy is calculated at a rate of $800 per million litres of milk produced. To join, select from the membership options below.
This membership is ideal for owner operators, sharefarmers and leases. Includes 1 voting entitlement per nominee up to a maximum of 2 voting entitlements.
Dairy Farm Employee
$250 YEAR (+GST)
This membership is ideas for dairy farm employees. Provides you with a discretionary branch vote, access to UDV communication materials, and event invites.
$250 YEAR (+GST)
This membership is idea for agronomists, industry members and field staff. Includes access to UDV communication materials and event invites. No voting entitlements.