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Dairy Australia has two member groups, Group A for dairy farmers and Group B for peak industry bodies.
Dairy Australia’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday 23 November 2021 at 11am AEST.
This year, due to the ongoing unpredictability of COVID-19 restrictions, the AGM will be held online.
Information about how to participate in the AGM and instructions for voting will be sent to Dairy Australia members with the Notice of Meeting in October.
The AGM provides the opportunity for levy payer members (Group A members) to vote on Dairy Australia Director elections and constitutional changes. This year the proposed constitutional changes are aimed at making it easier for farmers to participate and vote at future AGMs.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions of our Board and Leadership Team.
We encourage all levy payers to become members of Dairy Australia to have a say in the direction of the organisation and the election of Directors. Membership is voluntary and free for levy payers.
Dairy Australia membership is voluntary and free to dairy farm businesses contributing to the Dairy Service Levy. Levy payers are encouraged to become members. Membership entitles farm businesses a say in the direction of Dairy Australia and the election of its directors.
There are three ways to register for membership or check your membership status:
The 2020 Dairy Australia AGM was held online on Friday, 27 November 2020.
The AGM provided an update on activities during the past year, including key programs and investments and the benefits they’ve delivered for dairy farmers and the wider industry. This video shares our 2019/20 highlights.
Official items of business included:
Dairy Australia members voted to re-elect Tania Luckin and Roseanne Healy as a Milk Producer Director and an Agribusiness, Innovation and Change Management Director, while Paul Roderick was elected to the Board for the first time as a Milk Producer Director. James Mann was re-elected as Chair at a Board meeting following the AGM
Two additional items of business were approved by members, including the inclusion of profitability as an objective in Dairy Australia’s Constitution and an increase in the available remuneration pool for Directors.
Read the media release: Dairy Australia appoints new Board Directors at 2020 AGM | Dairy Australia
Download the Dairy Australia Annual Report 2019/20
Download the Dairy Australia Performance Report 2019/20
The 2019 Dairy Australia AGM was held on Friday, 29 November at Lardner Park, near Warragul in Gippsland.
Dairy Australia Chair Jeff Odgers and Dairy Australia Managing Director David Nation acknowledged the tough conditions during the season. They provided an overview of Dairy Australia’s activities supporting farmers, along with an update on industry initiatives underway to support dairy farming. Members were invited to ask questions at the meeting. Official items of business included financial statements, reports and the election of directors.
Dairy Australia members voted to elect three candidates to the board of the organisation. Jeff Odgers and Professor Paul Wood AO were re-elected as Directors for the milk producer and research and development positions, respectively. Josephine Rozman was elected to fill the finance and governance position. Jan West AM retired from the Board.
The AGM was followed by a tour of the Dairy Feedbase project at Agriculture Victoria’s nearby Ellinbank Dairy Research Centre. Dairy Feedbase was launched in 2018 as a co-investment with Agriculture Victoria and Gardiner Dairy Foundation to bring new technology in a practical way to the management of pastures and feeding of cattle.
Download the Dairy Australia Annual Report 2018-19
Download the Dairy Australia Performance Report 2018-19
The 2018 Dairy Australia AGM was held on Friday, 30 November 2018 in Melbourne.
The AGM was an opportunity for farmers to connect and network with other members and Dairy Australia team members. Presentations by Dairy Australia Chair Jeff Odgers and Dairy Australia Managing Director David Nation acknowledged the achievements of 2017–18 and set the agenda for the year ahead. Members were invited to ask questions at the meeting.
Official items of business in 2018 included:
Dairy Australia members voted to elect three candidates to the board of the organisation. James Mann, David Lord and Roseanne Healy were elected to fill the director vacancies, each of the three roles requiring unique skills and expertise.
David Lord and Roseanne Healy replaced retiring directors John McKillop and David Mallinson.
Download the Dairy Australia Annual Report 2017-18