Australian Dairy Industry

For an overview of the Australian dairy industry and the contribution made by dairy manufacturing, read our fast facts below.

Dairy is Australia’s fourth largest rural industry

Dairy processors more than double the value of milk between farm-gate and consumers

Dairy processing accounts for around half of the 43,500 Australian dairy jobs

There are approximately 140 dairy processing plants across Australia

The value of milk leaving the farm in FY19-20 was $4.6 billion

Australia is the world's fourth largest dairy exporter, exporting $3.4 billion of product per year

Milk, cheese and yoghurt naturally contain more than 10 essential nutrients

In FY18/19 the Australian dairy industry produced the equivalent of 8.8 billion 1L milk bottles

Farm-gate milk prices have increased 25% over the last 10 years

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