Agriculture in Victoria
Victoria has around 21,200 farm businesses, which employs an average of 77,000 people.
In 2017–18, the state's temperate climate, high quality soil and clean water helped the industry produce $14.9 billion worth of agricultural product from 11 million hectares. This makes Victoria Australia's largest agriculture producer.
In that year, Victoria also exported $14.1 billion of food and fibre. This also makes Victoria Australia's largest food and fibre exporter.
To grow and maintain Victoria's strong agriculture sector, the department works with industry and on research, development and extension to improve production; connects the sector with international markets; supports industry development; and maintains effective biosecurity controls.
The new Agriculture Victoria Strategy recognises the sector's vital contribution to economic growth and its potential for enhancing social and economic wellbeing across Victoria. The plan provides direction and guidance for Agriculture Victoria's activities, aligned with the Victorian Government's aspirations for the agriculture sector and regional communities.
Victoria's On-Farm Internet of Things Trial
Find out more about this ambitious new trial designed to investigate how IoT technologies work on farms.
Smarter, Safer Farms
A four-year initiative which targets farm safety, well-being and a skills program.
Agriculture Victoria Strategy
Agriculture Victoria's 10 year strategy, released in May 2017, articulates priorities to enhance Victorian agriculture's global competitiveness, innovation and resilience.
Livestock Farm Monitor Report
2017–18 analysis of the financial performance of 77 Victorian livestock farms.
2017–18 Dairy Farm Monitor Report
The latest profit performance of Victorian dairy farms is now available.
Drought information and workshops
Don't go it alone - resources and support for managing tough conditions.
Young people in agriculture
Apply for a Young Farmers Scholarship. Find out about the Young Farmers Ministerial Advisory Council. Explore food and fibre career opportunities.
- Pests, Diseases and Weeds
- Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area
- Property Identification Codes (PIC)
- National Livestock Identification System
- Livestock exporters
- IoT Trials
- Animal Welfare
- Notifiable diseases in Animals
- RHD boost
- Food safety for egg producers
- Victorian Resources Online
- Legal information for landholders