Contribute to a healthier world
Dairy is an essential industry that plays an important role in local regions. When you work within the Australian dairy industry, you make a positive contribution to local communities and businesses. You're also part of a higher purpose, and part of a collective effort to provide nutritious food for a healthier world.
See why farmers across the country choose a career in dairy. It’s not just a job, it’s a lifestyle – one that enables you to feed the nation and the world.
Explore the content below to find out about the many ways Aussie dairy is making a positive contribution to the lives of many Australians.
For the last 10 years, the Australian dairy industry has focused on providing nutritious food for a healthier world. Our Sustainability Commitments, backed up by collective efforts to continuously improve our sustainable practices, mean dairy will continue to play an important role as part of a healthy, nutritious, affordable and sustainable diet for every Australian for generations to come.
Watch the video below to see the achievements made over the past 10 years.
Trish Hammond is a Dairy Farmer from Labertouche in Gippsland Victoria. For Trish, nothing beats running a dairy farm with her family.
"We taught the children from a young age to appreciate where our food comes from, and how dairy farming not only provides for our community, but how we also proudly feed our nation - that's a pretty special feeling."
When you work within the Australian dairy industry, you make a positive contribution to local communities and businesses. You're also part of a proud and passionate industry across the supply chain of local dairy makers and creators who bring delicious and nutritious dairy food to families across the nation.
Watch the short video below to see how dairy makes a positive impact to the lives of many across local communities.
Profitability of farm businesses is core to the success of the Australian dairy industry, enabling it to contribute strongly to rural and regional economies, for both employment and as an earner of export income. We commit to creating a vibrant industry that rewards dairy workers and their families, communities, and investors.
To ensure we give our industry and its workers the best possible future, we are committed through the Australian Dairy Industry Sustainability Framework to achieving the following goals by 2030:
- Increase the competitiveness and profitability of the Australian dairy industry
- Increase the resilience and prosperity of dairy communities
- Provide a safe work environment for all dairy workers
- Provide a productive and rewarding work environment for all dairy workers
Financial hardship, low nutritional literacy and limited access to affordable healthy options are some of the biggest causes of hunger and food insecurity.
This is where dairy foods such as milk, cheese and yoghurt can help as an affordable source of quality nutrition.
Through supporting prosperity in local communities, improving access to nutritious food, and applying sustainable farming practices, Australian dairy is committed to addressing world hunger and improving food security in Australia into the future.
Find out the role dairy plays in contributing to a higher purpose by addressing world hunger and improving food security here.