Dairy Carrier Licence - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a business that transports dairy food in bulk containers, typically from dairy farms to dairy manufacturers or processors.

To safeguard public health standards, registration of dairy food carriers is required to maintain industry standards for the production, manufacture, storage and transport of milk and dairy foods.

Dairy foods covers food products made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep or buffalo. It includes:

  • milk and liquid milk products
  • dried milk and dried milk products
  • condensed milks
  • cream and cream products
  • butter, butter products, dairy blend and dairy spreads
  • cheese and cheese products
  • yoghurt and yoghurt products
  • ice cream, reduced fat ice cream and low fat ice cream
  • any other products or classes of products that are deemed to be dairy food.

Separate licensing requirements apply for dairy farming and the manufacture and distribution and sale of dairy products.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • submit a completed application form and all required accompanying documentation
  • submit a Food Safety Program (FSP)
  • pay any required application and licence fees in full
  • pass licensing inspection and FSP approved activity.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Ongoing requirements

It is an ongoing requirement of this licence that you abide by all industry standards and codes of practice and any conditions or obligations issued by the agency. The Code of Practice for Dairy Food Safety sets the minimum mandatory standards for the production, manufacture, storage and transport of milk and dairy foods to safeguard public health and must be used in conjunction with the Food Standards Code.

The Agency will conduct regular validation and verification audits of the food safety program. Licence holders are subject to terms and conditions as determined by the Agency. The licence conditions are specific to each licence category.


1 year.



Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources



Please submit your application form and accompanying documentation, application and licence fee, and any other associated details directly with the Agency.

Approval time

The time required to process your application will be determined at the time of submission.

Administering agency

Dairy Food Safety Victoria

Act(s) name

Dairy Act 2000 (Victoria)

Contact details

Dairy Food Safety Victoria

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


03 9810 5900


03 9882 6860

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