Agriculture in Victoria
Victoria has 29,661 agricultural businesses employing 87,564 people.
The state's temperate climate, high quality soils and clean water help the industry produce $14.02 billion of agricultural product from 12 million hectares. This makes Victoria Australia's largest agriculture producer.
Victoria's agricultural products are processed, packaged and exported to most parts of the world. In 2017–18 Victoria 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.
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
2016-17 analysis of the financial performance of 70 Victorian livestock farms.
2017–18 Dairy Farm Monitor Report
The latest profit performance of Victorian dairy farms is now available.
AgriFutures Victorian Rural Women's Award
$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
Apply for a Young Farmers Scholarship. Find out about the Young Farmers Ministerial Advisory Council. Explore food and fibre career opportunities.
Horticulture Innovation Fund
Grants of up to $50,000 for applied research and development projects in the horticulture sector.
- Pests, Diseases and Weeds
- Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area
- Property Identification Codes (PIC)
- National Livestock Identification System
- IoT Trials
- Animal Welfare
- Notifiable diseases in Animals
- RHD boost
- Food safety for egg producers
- Victorian Resources Online
- Legal information for landholders