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
  • Mr Leonard Vallance — Sheep industry
  • Mr Christopher Draffin — Sheep industry
  • Mr James Tehan — Sheep industry
  • Ms Faye Tuchtan — Goat industry
  • Ms Elizabeth Summerville — Livestock agents
  • Mr Noel Kelson — Meat processing industry
  • Vacant — DJPR representative.

Apply for a grant

Eligible applicants wishing to apply for the SGCF can do so online until midnight on Friday 26 June 2020.

This link will open a secure online application form.

Apply for the Sheep and Goat Compensation Fund

For collaborative purposes, you can start your application and save it as a PDF to share with your applicant team.

Summary of previous projects

Read about previous projects covered by the SGCF:

Page last updated: 08 Dec 2020