Sheep and Goat Compensation Fund

Victoria's Sheep and Goat Compensation Fund (SGCF) is established under the Livestock Disease Control Act 1994 (the Act) and funded from duty collected on the sale of sheep, goats or sheep or goat carcases.

Under the Act, the Minister for Agriculture can make payments from the SGCF to fund programs and projects for the benefit of the sheep and goat industries in Victoria.

These payments can only be made once the Minister for Agriculture has considered recommendations from the Sheep and Goat Compensation Advisory Committee (SGCAC).

For more information about obligations to pay duty, please visit the State Revenue Office website.

Sheep and Goat Compensation Advisory Committee

The SGCAC consists of eight members who represent the:

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

Current members are:

  • Mr Michael Craig (Chair) – Sheep industry
  • Ms Celia Scott – Sheep industry
  • Ms Catherine Dorahy – Sheep industry
  • Mr Scott Young – Sheep industry
  • Mr Noel Kelson – Meat processing industry
  • Ms Kayleen Baird – Goat industry
  • Mr Peter Baldwin – Livestock agents
  • Ms Georgina Gubbins – DJPR nominee

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The Livestock Biosecurity Funds – Grant Program is now closed and applications are not being accepted. Please continue visiting this page to check when the next funding round opens.

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Summary of previous projects

Read about previous projects covered by the SGCF:

Page last updated: 25 Mar 2021