Laws, regulations and standards for dairy farmers

As a dairy farmer, you must comply with certain:

  • laws
  • standards
  • codes of practice

Laws for dairy farmers

As a dairy farmer, you need to follow the laws in the following acts of parliament:

Standards and codes of practice

The standards and codes for the welfare of dairy cattle include:

Further information

The Victorian dairy industry is regulated by Dairy Food Safety Victoria (DFSV).

Under the Dairy Act 2000, DFSV licences all Victorian dairy premises – including dairy farmers – and approves and ensures compliance with food safety programs.

For more information on food safety for dairy producers, please visit the DFSV website or contact

Page last updated: 25 May 2023