Accreditation as a Dairy Farmer - South Australia

Service summary

Dairy Farmers (including farms that milk goats, sheep etc) intending to sell or deliver milk to a Dairy Processor must obtain Accreditation.

There are two categories of accreditation:

  • Accreditation as a Dairy Farmer supplying a large scale Dairy Processor.
  • Accreditation as a Dairy Farmer supplying a small scale Dairy Processor.

Anyone dealing with animals must have a firm understanding of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and Regulations.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Farmers must generally have a contract with a Dairy Processor, although there are exceptions, such as farmers selling their own product.




There is a two-tiered structure:

Large dairy processors: 0.0609 cents/litre
Small processors (<1m litres): $495/annum
New Applications: $100

Additional information

Please phone the Dairy Authority of South Australia on (08) 8223 2277 if you need to apply for accreditation.

Administering agency

Dairy Authority of South Australia

Act(s) name

Primary Produce (Food Safety Schemes) Act 2004 (South Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Primary Produce (Food Safety Schemes)(Dairy Industry) Regulations 2005 (South Australia)

Contact details

Operating address:
33 Hutt Street
Adelaide SA 5000





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