Vegetable production is a key industry in Victoria. The state produces a wide range of vegetables, and is the largest producer of mushrooms, asparagus and broccoli of all states.
In 2012-13, there were 813 businesses in Victoria producing vegetables for human consumption worth $985 million. Victoria is the second largest vegetable producing state by value (after Queensland), with 26 per cent of the total production value for Australia.
The Vegetable Industry Profile below provides an overview of the location, structure and performance of Victoria's vegetable industry. It also provides information on production, trends, exports, domestic consumption, productivity, financial performance and employment details of the industry, as well as opportunities and challenges and important government policy influences.
Read more about vegetable pests, diseases and weeds.
Property Identification Codes
From 1 July 2012, Property Identification Codes (PICs) will be progressively introduced to plant industries in Victoria.
Soil and water
- Use the Farm Water Calculator to monitor farm water use, storage and supplies.
- How to sample soils for vegetable production.
- Learn more about compost.