Farmer couple walking in paddock


Australian dairy is committed to managing land and water responsibly.

We've set goals and targets in the Australian Dairy Industry Sustainability Framework around improving land management through protecting water ways; implementing nutrient, soil, plant and animal biodiversity action plans; and committing to net zero deforestation.

Case studies

There are great examples across the dairy industry demonstrating our environmental stewardship and deep respect for the land.

Tree planting
Hear from farmers who are proactively planting trees and the many benefits this brings to the land and animals.

Creek rehabilitation was the focus of this project on a South Australian dairy farm which brought back life and biodiversity to the site.

Effluent management
Learn more about dairy farm effluent (liquid waste and sewage) and how good management can reduce environmental impacts.


Can you be an environmentalist and still consume dairy? - The Guardian

Why understanding the land is key to sustainable dairy farming  - The Guardian

Meet three Australian dairy farmers shaping environment-positive farms - The Guardian 


Sustainability across the Australian dairy industry

Read the latest Australian Dairy Industry Sustainability Report to see how we're making progress against all our goals and targets.