Agriculture in Victoria
Victoria's temperate climate, high quality soils and clean water support our world-class agriculture industries. In 2012-13, Victoria's agricultural industries used a total land area of 10.6 million hectares. About 6.1 million hectares is mainly for grazing, and 4.5 million hectares is mainly used for cropping. The gross value of agricultural commodities produced was $11.6 billion.
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 department has developed the Agriculture Victoria brand to give visibility to its services and support to the farming sector.
Victorian Rural Women's Awards
$10,000 leadership development bursary for women in primary industries and/or rural Victoria.
Drought information and workshops
Don't go it alone - resources and support for managing tough conditions.
Young people in agriculture
Have your say and provide your ideas or apply for a Young Farmers Scholarships program.
Horticulture Innovation Fund
Grants of up to $50,000 for applied research and development projects in the horticulture sector.