Dairy Standards Code - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to comply with the Dairy Standards Code if you are involved in the production, supply or sale of dairy or dairy products. The Dairy Standards Code is a collection of individual food standards. Standards on related matters are grouped together into Parts, which in turn are collected together into three chapters:
  • standards that apply to the primary production of dairy
  • requirements affecting the collection and transporting of dairy
  • the processing of dairy and dairy products.
Food standards have the force of law. It is a criminal offence in Australia to supply food that does not comply with relevant food standards. Notwithstanding food standards, it is also an offence to sell food which is damaged, deteriorated or perished, which is adulterated, or which is unfit for human consumption.

Because food standards are given legal effect by State and Territory laws, it is important to read this Dairy Standards Code in conjunction with relevant local food legislation. However, the responsible Agency may exempt a person or persons from complying with specified parts of the DairyStandards Code.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Administering agency

Dairy Food Safety Victoria

Act(s) name

Food Act 1984 (Victoria)

Dairy Act 2000 (Victoria)

Contact details

Dairy Food Safety Victoria


Operating address:
Level 2 969 Burke Road
Camberwell
Victoria 3124
Mailing address:
PO BOX 8221
Camberwell North, Victoria 3124

Phone:

03 9810 5900

Fax:

03 9882 6860
info@dairysafe.vic.gov.au

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