Agriculture & food
Following the State Election held on 29 November 2014, there has been a change of government. This website will be updated accordingly.
Agriculture in Victoria
Victoria's temperate climate, high quality soils and clean water support our world-class agriculture industries. In 2012-13, Victoria's agricultural industries used a total land area of 10.6 million hectares. About 6.1 million hectares is mainly for grazing, and 4.5 million hectares is mainly used for cropping. The gross value of agricultural commodities produced was $11.6 billion.
To grow and maintain Victoria's strong agriculture sector, the Department works with industry and on research, development and extension to improve production; connects the sector with international markets; supports industry development; and maintains effective biosecurity controls.
2013-14 Food and Fibre Export Performance
Information on the value and volume of Victorian and Australian food and fibre exports.
Changes to the Plant Biosecurity Act
Changes have been made to this Act to help protect fruit growers in the Goulburn Valley.
Farm Finance Concessional Loans
The Australian Government has announced a Farm Finance Concessional Loans scheme to assist farmers who are currently struggling with high levels of debt.
A number of Queensland Fruit Fly outbreaks have been declared in the Greater Sunraysia area.