The national voice for Australian dairy farmers


Are you a dairy farmer interested in making a positive change to the Australian dairy industry?

By applying to be a member of Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) you will help improve the profitability and sustainability of our $13 billion manufacturing, processing and exporting industry. ADF membership is 100% free for all dairy farmers who are a member of their State Dairy Farmer Organisation (SDFO).

Being an ADF member provides you with the opportunity to place national dairy issues on our policy and advocacy agenda, and expand your understanding of other industry issues which may be impacting your state. ADF membership also provides you with the following privileges:

  • The opportunity to join one of the five ADF Policy Advisory Groups (PAGs)
  • The opportunity to stand for the ADF Board and National Council
  • A vote on all resolutions presented to the Annual General Meeting and on the election of ADF Board Members

Membership application

To be a member of Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF), you must first be a member of one of our six State Dairy Farmer Organisations (SDFOs). Click here to download your ADF membership application form.

For more information about ADF membership applications, please contact ADF Reception:

ADF Constitution

PAG application

Policy Advisory Group (PAG) applications open once a year from the beginning of December to the end of January.

The responsibilities of the PAGs include developing appropriate business goals, researching policy settings and providing strategic direction for the ADF National Council and Board..

The PAG Expression of Interest (EOI) process seeks those with interest, enthusiasm and a strong commitment to the policy area.

To apply, you are invited to lodge a statement indicating the reasons for your interest, as well as a brief summary of experience in relation to the PAG’s focus area. You can apply to join more than one PAG.

For more information about PAG applications, please contact ADF Reception:


Not an ADF member, but still want to stay in the loop?

Whether you’re a dairy farmer, industry representative or dairy enthusiast, we invite you to subscribe to ADF’s communications to stay up-to-date with our latest submissions, media releases, newsletters and more.

Click here to subscribe today.

Contact Details

Level 2 Swann House
22 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Tel: (03) 8621 4200

Fax: (03) 8621 4280

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