Dairy Industry Code of Conduct - Australian Government


You must abide by this code if you are a farmer or processor in the dairy industry. This code sets enforceable minimum standards of conduct for business practices between dairy farmers and processors of milk. Processors of milk include retailer where they are the first purchaser of milk.

The code prescribes:

  • an obligation on both farmers and processors to act in good faith
  • a set of minimum disclosure requirements and protections that must be included in every milk supply agreement
  • a right to certain dispute resolution processes, including mediation.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Competition and Consumer Act 2010 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes - Dairy) Regulations 2019 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

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