Dairy Carrier Licence - Victoria


You will need this licence 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 are food products made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep or buffalo and 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)
  • ensure your vehicle meets the requirements articulated in the Australian New Zealand Food Standards Code
  • pay any required application and licence fees in full
  • comply with Food Standards Code
  • possess necessary skills and competencies
  • pass licensing inspection and FSP approved activity.

Ongoing eligibility 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.


One year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $200.15

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $53.75

Per vehicle charge. Fees for 2023-24

Transfer Transfer All $200.15

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Dairy Act 2000 Victoria

Food Act 1984 Victoria

Lodgement process


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

Approval time

Up to 60 days


You can transfer this licence.

Administering agency

Dairy Food Safety Victoria

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.