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:

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PAG application


ADF uses an Expression of Interest (EOI) process to invite ADF business members to register interest in serving on a PAG. The EOI process seeks people with enthusiasm and a strong commitment to the policy area. ADF business members are invited to lodge a brief statement indicating reasons for interest in the PAG and a brief summary of experience relevant to the PAG. If a prospective PAG member is interested in joining more than one PAG, they can apply to do so.

Applications become available in November each year and close at the end of March the following year. Click here for more information about the PAG application process and desired skill sets and interests, click here to download your application form or contact ADF:



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.

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Contact us

Level 2
22 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Tel: (03) 8621 4200

Fax: (03) 8621 4280

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