Welcome to Dairy Food Safety Victoria

Dairy Food Safety Victoria (DFSV) is the independent regulator of Victoria’s dairy industry. DFSV ensures national food safety standards are met by licensing all dairy premises operating in Victoria’s dairy industry and approving and ensuring compliance with food safety programs.

Bovine dairy farmer licence renewal for the 2014-16 licence period

The current licence period for bovine dairy farmers ends on 30 June 2014. In previous years, the process for renewing these licensees involved dairy manufacturers applying on behalf of their suppliers and has been a very manual administrative process.

This year, improvements to our licensing management system will enable us to utilise the milk supply data that is provided by dairy manufacturers with the submission of dairy farmer licence fees, to efficiently review the activity of each dairy farmer licensee and automatically renew active, eligible suppliers. As a result:

  •  dairy manufacturers will not be required to apply for the renewal of their suppliers.
  • eligible dairy farmers will only receive one communication from DFSV, which will include their new licence certificate. This will be sent prior to the commencement of the next licence period
  • the time it takes DFSV staff to administer the process will be significantly decreased and the postage costs associated with the process will be halved.

Licensees that appear to have ceased milk supply will be contacted over the next couple of months. If you have not already done so, please notify us in writing (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) as soon as possible of any recent changes to your postal address or other contact details.

Latest technical information notes

We are updating and adding to our range of technical information notes. They provide practical information on food safety topics relevant to your dairy business. The latest updates are available here

If you would like information on other dairy food safety topics please contact us with your suggestions.



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