Industry comments on the operation of the Dairy Industry Code

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Share your ideas on potential improvements to the Dairy Industry Code.

We are seeking feedback from the Australian dairy industry on the Dairy Industry Code (the Code).

The Code was introduced in January 2020. The aim of the Code is to improve the clarity and transparency of trading arrangements between dairy farmers and buyers.

The Code legislates two review periods for 2021 and before the end of 2026. The Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Dairy) Amendment (2023 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2023 amended subsection 6(9) of the Dairy Industry Code regulations to extend the timeframe for a report to be provided to the Treasurer on the second review of the Code by three years. From ‘on or before 31 December 2023’ to ‘on or before 31 December 2026.’ The commencement date of the second review of ‘on or after 1 January 2023’ has not changed.

In May 2021, the Australian Government conducted the first review.

The first review report, released in March 2022, found that the Code was working as intended. It also made three recommendations for improvement.

This consultation is seeking feedback on the topics raised in Recommendation 3 of the first review of the Code. The feedback that you provide will help us identify ongoing issues in Australia’s dairy industry. This feedback will inform the second review of the Code.

Responding to this survey is your opportunity to Have Your Say on issues with the Dairy Industry Code, as identified in Recommendation 3 of the first review of the Code.

Have Your Say

You can now share your ideas on areas of potential improvements to the Code.

To have your say:

Submit your feedback by 5pm (AEDT) 15 March 2024.


Share your ideas on potential improvements to the Dairy Industry Code.

We are seeking feedback from the Australian dairy industry on the Dairy Industry Code (the Code).

The Code was introduced in January 2020. The aim of the Code is to improve the clarity and transparency of trading arrangements between dairy farmers and buyers.

The Code legislates two review periods for 2021 and before the end of 2026. The Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Dairy) Amendment (2023 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2023 amended subsection 6(9) of the Dairy Industry Code regulations to extend the timeframe for a report to be provided to the Treasurer on the second review of the Code by three years. From ‘on or before 31 December 2023’ to ‘on or before 31 December 2026.’ The commencement date of the second review of ‘on or after 1 January 2023’ has not changed.

In May 2021, the Australian Government conducted the first review.

The first review report, released in March 2022, found that the Code was working as intended. It also made three recommendations for improvement.

This consultation is seeking feedback on the topics raised in Recommendation 3 of the first review of the Code. The feedback that you provide will help us identify ongoing issues in Australia’s dairy industry. This feedback will inform the second review of the Code.

Responding to this survey is your opportunity to Have Your Say on issues with the Dairy Industry Code, as identified in Recommendation 3 of the first review of the Code.

Have Your Say

You can now share your ideas on areas of potential improvements to the Code.

To have your say:

Submit your feedback by 5pm (AEDT) 15 March 2024.


  • Welcome. We invite you to share your feedback on the operation of the Dairy Industry Code via this survey. 

    You can share your feedback through answering the survey questions, uploading a document, or both.

    If your written submission is on behalf of an organisation, it must be on an official letterhead.

    Before you provide your feedback, please read the Discussion paper on the operation of the Dairy Industry Code

    The questions we would like you to address in your submission are also in the discussion paper. You can choose to address some or all of these questions in your submission. 

    Submissions close at 5.00pm (AEDT) 15 March 2024

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