Webinar Program

The Dairy Manufacturing Webinar Program, now partnering with The University of Melbourne, offers Australian dairy manufacturers an innovative program of relevant topics and highly qualified presenters.

Over the past ten years, Dairy Australia has presented over 300 webinars, all of which have been designed to upskill Australian dairy manufacturers.
The webinars, together with their downloadable PDF’s, offer an exciting way to enhance knowledge. Additionally, webinar recordings can be viewed at a later date and utilised to train work groups.

Dairy manufacturers receive this invaluable training from Australian and international dairy experts, all professionals in their fields.
30 webinars are conducted annually. Typically, each webinar includes a 50-minute presentation followed by five to ten minutes of question time.

Webinar access is free for Australian dairy farmers.

2021/2022 Webinar season passes


12 month pass
(incl. GST)

6 month pass
(incl. GST)

Large companies (over 200 employees)



Medium companies (20-200 employees)



Individuals and Small companies (1-20 employees)



University students




Individual webinars can be accessed for $45. Webinar access is free for Australian dairy farmers.

Please email Jennifer Penfold to purchase a webinar season pass.

Purchase of a Webinar Season Pass entitles companies and individuals to the following:

  • Access to 30+ webinars per year.

  • Multiple logons for company staff attending webinars (plus multiple people can participate from logon point.

  • Single logon for individuals / small companies (multiple people can participate from one logon).

  • Technical support for participants.

  • PDF’s of presentations.

  • Opportunity to ask questions of world expert during the webinar.

  • Opportunity to liaise with and ask further questions of webinar presenter for one week post webinar.

  • Access to webinar recordings for 90 days post webinar.

  • Professional development opportunity for individuals and companies.

  • Opportunity to suggest new topics or dairy experts relevant to business needs.

NB. Changes may be made to this program due to unforeseen circumstances. To receive webinar invitations, please register your details with Jenny Penfold.

Webinar Program

Date and Time Topic

Wed 1 Feb

10:00-11:00am AEDT

Pre and post-processing contamination in dairy – Detection, tracking & implications for quality, safety & conformance.


Nicole Martin, Cornell University, USA

Wed 8 Feb

2:00-3:00pm AEDT

Regulation of Novel Foods

Ben Sutherland, FSANZ

Wed 15 Feb

12:00-1:00pm AEDT

Addressing common defects in surface-salted cheeses

Gil Tansman, DSM, USA

Wed 22 Feb

2:00-3:00pm AEDT

Infant Formula – the importance of individual ingredients 


Don Otter, NZ

Wed 1 March

2:00-3:00pm AEDT

Free Webinar


Dairy Situation and Outlook PLUS 
South East Asia market update


Isabel Dando and Bronwyn Duke, Dairy Australia

Wed 8 March 

12:00-1:00pm AEDT

Practical information for modifying recipes to account for seasonal variations in milk


Peter Dixon & Rachel Schaal, Vermont, USA

Wed 22 March 

2:00-3:00pm AEDT

The new Food Waste Action Plan for Australian dairy

Matt Shanahan, RM Consulting Group, AU

Wed 29 March

2:00-3:00pm AEDT 

Biofilm bacteria adapted to the dairy industry and nanobubble control


Steve Flint, Massey University, NZ

Wed 19 April

12:00-1:00pm AEST

Technology to create better dairy products with minimal waste


Jayani Chandrapala, RMIT, Victoria

Wed 03 May

3:00-4:00pm AEST

Improving food manufacturing infrastructures to reduce food safety hazards

John Holah, Consultant, UK

Wed 10 May

2:00-3:00pm AEST

Rehydration of caseins and caseinates: challenges and opportunities


Thom Huppertz, Wageningen University, NL

Wed 17 May

2:00-3:00pm AEST

Consequences of heating milk at high temperatures


Hilton Deeth, University of Queensland

Wed  24 May

2:00-3:00pm AEST

Microbiological testing for dairy companies - What do your test results mean?


Margaret Tentser, BVAQ laboratory, AU

Wed  31 May

3:00-4:00pm AEST

Achieving circularity with household plastic flexibles


Mike Jefferson, Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging (CEFLEX), Belgium

Wed 7 June

3:00-4:00pm AEST

Troubleshooting rind development issues in washed rind cheeses


Paul Thomas, Cheesemaker and Educator, Germany

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