Advocating for farmers and regional Victoria
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:
VFF Farm Business Committee promotes a fair and competitive business environment and advocates on issues including regulation, tax, local government rates, trade and drought relief.
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.
Environment & Climate
VFF Environment, Planning & Climate Change Committee provides advice on land management issues such as native vegetation, pest management, planning laws, right to farm and bushfire prevention.
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.
Infrastructure & Transport
The VFF advocates for the infrastructure and services regional communities need and deserve including better roads and freight, telecommunications, community and health services.
Animal Welfare & Biosecurity
The VFF is a leading voice on farm animal welfare concerns and protecting farm businesses from biosecurity threats.
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.
Take a look at our campaigns to see what the VFF is up to and how you can get involved. View all campaigns →
As a proudly democratic organisation, VFF members determine the policy positions and advocacy priorities for Victoria’s farming community. The VFF Policy Council is currently undertaking a review of all general policy positions with the revised statements being progressively published on this website.
VFF responses to government on current issues. View all submissions →