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.
On the 2 December 2014, Dr Rosemary Lester, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, released an alert regarding the danger of consuming unpasteurised milk.
The alert follows the notification of a number of serious illnesses amongst individuals who have consumed unpasteurised (raw) milk sold as ‘bath’ or ‘cosmetic’ milk in Victoria.
The statement may be found on the Department of Health website.
In Australia, the sale of unpasteurised (raw) cow’s milk for human consumption is illegal. In Victoria, it is also illegal to package, deliver or provide unpasteurised (raw) milk for human consumption.
If you drink raw milk it increases your risk of acquiring various gastrointestinal illnesses, including those caused by microorganisms (bacteria). Consumers exposed to these organisms may experience symptoms which can range from mild discomfort (diarrhoea and vomiting) to life-threatening illnesses.
Licence applications online!
A quicker, easier way to apply for a dairy licence is now available.
Applications can be completed, submitted and paid to DFSV online. All you need to complete the online form is an email address and a credit card to pay any relevant application or transfer fees.
If you wish to pay be cheque or EFT, pdf forms are available to download, complete and send to DFSV.
Information to assist you to complete your application is available here.
If you have any other questions about completing your application, please call our licensing team
on (03) 9810 5900.