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Policy

We Are Advocates For Farmers

The VFF represents the interests of farmers and regional communities to government and on industry bodies. Our members participate in the policy process through a range of forums and committees to develop our platform and campaigns.

Select from the links below to learn more about our policy and advocacy:

Healthy Food
Farm Business

VFF Farm Business and Regional Development committee promotes a fair and competitive business environment and advocates on issues including regulation, tax, local government rates, trade and drought relief.

Education
Water

VFF Water Council is the peak representative body for Victorian irrigators and advocates on a range of issues including water security, infrastructure, drainage and the Murray Darling Basin.

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Land Management

VFF Land Management Committee provides advice on land management issues such as native vegetation, pest management, planning laws, right to farm and bushfire prevention.


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Workforce & Farm Safety

In conjunction with our Workplace Relations service, the VFF lobbies government in the areas of workforce training and development, industrial relations and occupational health and safety.

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Regional Development & Infrastructure

The VFF advocates for the infrastructure and services regional communities need and deserve including better roads and freight, telecommunications, community and health services.

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Animal Welfare & Biosecurity

The VFF is a leading voice on farm animal welfare concerns and protecting farm businesses from biosecurity threats.

Recent Submissions

VFF responses to government on current issues. View all submissions →

Policy Council

The VFF Policy Council is the organisation’s peak policymaking body, underpinning the organisations advocacy work. It consists of the VFF President, Vice President, Commodity Group Chairs or their nominee, the Chairs of the VFF Issues Advisory Committees (Farm Business and Regional Development, Land Management and Water Council) and the President of the VFF Industrial Association. 

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Featured Campaigns

Take a look at our campaigns to see what the VFF is up to and how you can get involved. View all campaigns →

Protect Our Rivers

The VFF’s campaign to say NO to camping on licensed river frontage Farmers care for the rivers and the riparian land they manage. The Victorian…

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Fair Rates for Farmers

In 2020 the VFF wrote to all Local Government Councils seeking their acknowledgement of the rating inequity faced by Victorian farmers and to ensure that…

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Have Your Say

The VFF regularly consults its members on current issues and government consultations. To get involved, get in touch with the VFF Policy Team at policyteam@vff.org.au.

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Become a 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.