DPI - Department of Primary Industry Website Link
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is responsible for agriculture, fisheries, earth resources, energy, forestry, game hunting and pet ownership in Victoria.
We design and deliver government policies and programs that enable Victoria 's primary and energy industries to sustainably maximise the wealth and wellbeing they generate, by providing essential goods and services, employment, investment and recreational opportunities.
DPI is one of 11 Victorian Government departments, reporting to the Minister for Energy and Resources and Minister for Agriculture.
Link to DPI Website
Victorian Farmers Federation - Dairy Group
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is the largest state farmer organisation in Australia, representing over 10,000 members who live and work on more than 15,000 farm businesses situated across Victoria.
The VFF is an active, powerful lobby group owned and governed by farmers, for farmers. With a strong record of successful political advocacy and leadership, the VFF has generated substantial benefits for the agriculture sector since its formation in 1979.
VFF Dairy Group Link to Website
WestVic Dairy Website Link
WestVic Dairy is the dairy industry development body for Western Victoria and aims to help advance the dairy industry in the region. WestVic Dairy is funded by Dairy Australia and the dairy service levy.
Link to WestVic Dairy website
National Centre for Dairy Education Website Link
The NCDEA operates farming and processing campus' throughout Victoria. The NCDEA also conducts a number of courses 'on site' to suit the needs of the students and their employers and can be arranged directly with the trainers.
For more information on farming and processing courses in Victoria, please call 1300 0 NCDEA (062332) or check out the GOTAFE NCDEA website. Please note, this site does not contain further information on courses offered through East Gippsland TAFE.
Link to NCDEA Website
Corangamite CMA Website Link
The Corangamite CMA was established to ensure the protection and sustainable development of land, vegetation and water resources within a boundary stretching from Geelong to Ballarat and along the coast to Peterborough.
About 380,000 people live in the catchment’s 13,340 square kilometres of south-western Victoria and 175 kilometres of coastal fringe. The region is defined by four river basins – the Moorabool, Barwon, Lake Corangamite and Otway Coast.It includes all or part of the cities of Ballarat and Greater Geelong, the Borough of Queenscliffe and the shires of Moorabool, Surf Coast, Corangamite, Golden Plains, Colac Otway and Moyne.
Visit Corangamite CMA Website
DairySAT Download Link
DairySAT - new online tool for dairy farmers, published November 2009.
DairySAT was developed by Dairy Australia in conjunction with farmers and industry consultants, to help dairy farmers assess their natural resource management.
Link to DairySAT Website
Glenelg Hopkins CMA Website Link
Local Government councils and Glenelg Hopkins CMA share responsibility for natural resource management.
Eleven local government areas fall wholly or partly in our region.
The legislated powers, resources and networks of councils make them key partners in achieving many of the desired outcomes in our Regional Catchment Strategy.
Local councils own and control large parcels of land and are responsible for some roadside vegetation.
Glenelg Hopkins CMA Go to Website
Heytesbury District Landcare Network Website Link
The Heytesbury District Landcare Network was formed in 1995 as a representative body providing support and facilitation to Landcare groups and many community groups within the Heytesbury and district region. The founding Landcare principles on which the HDLN was established have remained central to the services the Network has provided over the past years.
Today the HDLN has evolved to become a link between the community and government/ industry bodies delivering NRM outcomes. This is a role that the HDLN takes great pride in being able to deliver; we believe that it is a role that has been developed through the establishment of valued relationships with government / industry and the community alike.
Visit Heytesbury District Landcare Network Website
Industry Resources and Useful Information and Links