Cattle Compensation Fund

Cattle in a field, windmill in the backgroundVictoria's Cattle Compensation Fund (CCF) is established under the Livestock Disease Control Act 1994 (the Act) and funded from duty collected on the sale of cattle, calves or cattle carcases.

Under the Act, the Minister for Agriculture can make payments from the CCF to fund programs and projects for the benefit of the cattle industry in Victoria.

These payments can only be made once the Minister for Agriculture has considered recommendations from the Cattle Compensation Advisory Committee (CCAC).

Cattle Compensation Advisory Committee

The CCAC consists of six members who represent the:

  • cattle industry
  • livestock agents profession
  • meat processing industry
  • Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR).

Current members are:

  • Mr Ron Harris (Chair) – Cattle industry
  • Mr Michael McCormack – Cattle industry
  • Mr Lachlan Sutherland – Cattle industry
  • Ms Elizabeth Summerville – Livestock agents
  • Dr Claire House – Meat processing industry
  • Ms Jennifer O'Sullivan – DJPR nominee

Apply for a grant

Eligible applicants wishing to apply for Livestock Biosecurity Funds funding can do so online from Friday 23 July 2021 until 11.59 pm on Friday 26 November 2021.

These links will open up a secure online application form.

Summary of previous projects

Page last updated: 23 Jul 2021