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Dairy (UDV)

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.

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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.

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Member Benefits

The VFF UDV Group provides a range of member benefits that extend to all areas of your business.

  • Policy Advocacy – Our members are kept up to date with policies and decisions that affect their farm via email, post and through social media.
  • Member Offers – Enjoy a wide range of discounts on energy, gas, insurance, accomodation and more.
  • Workplace Relations – Includes 2 phone calls p/a. Option to purchase additional tailored advice at the service rate of $200 (plus GST) per hour.
  • Immigration Advice – UDV has formed a partnership with True Blue Migration (TBM) to offer UDV members specialist advice on immigration matters.
  • Networking and Events – Engage with like-minded individuals, to share and learn from experiences, meet new friends and expand your network.
  • ADF Membership – The current UDV levy entitles individuals to sign up as a member of Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF).
  • Invitations to Meetings – Invitations to attend UDV/VFF branch meetings.
  • Access to Resources – Exclusive access to UDV/VFF education, policy and resource material.
  • Voting Entitlement – Provides you with 1 voting entitlement per nominee up to a maximum of 2 voting entitlements. An account can have up to 3 nominees.

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.

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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. 

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National Representation

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.

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Membership Pricing

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.

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UDV Membership

LEVY

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

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.

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UDV Associate

$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.

Become a Dairy (UDV) member

Join us for a better life and greater future

We are a community of farmers creating a profitable, sustainable and socially responsible agricultural industry connecting with all Victorians. To discuss your needs with a Membership Representative call us now on 1300 882 833.