• We bring value to the dairy industry by investing in people to create leaders

  • We are experienced in dairy; by collaborating with industry we have developed together over the past 16 years

  • We contribute to the conversation on dairy by sharing knowledge and inspiring improved practices

  • Our support to the Victorian dairy industry is upheld by a prudent and successful investment strategy

2017/18 Scholarships

Apply for a Gardiner Dairy Foundation Scholarship



OPEN NOW - CLOSES 29 October 2017


For more information download the 2017 Scholarships & Grants Brochure


  • 10 Regional Community Leadership Program Scholarships
  • 4 Tertiary Scholarships
  • 5 New Zealand Study Tour Scholarships
  • 10 Farm Business Management Scholarships
Current Projects in People Development

Our Vision

The Gardiner Dairy Foundation vision is to invest in emerging leaders and practices to help develop a long term future for the dairy industry

  • >$60m invested since 2000
  • 730 projects funded over 16 years
  • $165m total value of cash and in-kind contribution

Strategic Investments

Our strategic investments focus on five key areas; Pre-farm Gate Innovation, Post-farm Gate Innovation, People Development, Industry Support and Community Development 

  • Pre-farm Gate Innovation

    Australian dairy farms must remain profitable and internationally competitive in a complex and challenging environment. Our funding in Pre-farm Gate Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) aligns with the priority areas as identified by the national strategic framework ‘Dairy Moving Forward.’

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  • Post-farm Gate Innovation

    A sustainable dairy industry needs innovation, safe production processes as well as the ability and understanding to adapt to changing markets and consumer sentiments. Our Post-farm Gate funding supports Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) in these areas.

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  • People Development

    Gardiner Dairy Foundation invests in emerging leaders to help develop a long term future for the industry. Our investment is through programs integrated across the dairy value chain. 

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  • Industry Support

    Gardiner Dairy Foundation supports industry to drive change and enable improvement through collaborative relationships with key industry stakeholders.

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  • Community Development

    Supporting the communities that underpin the dairy industry

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News and Events

Our latest media releases, articles, blogs and events

  • Bolstering Farm Business Management

    NEWS ARTICLE Australian Dairy Farmer  May- June 2016   
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  • Central Support Directory Launches for Dairy Farmers

    MEDIA RELEASE  Wednesday 8 June 2016
    Read More Gardiner Foundation 1 year ago
  • Dairy Communities Share $113,000 in Grants

    MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 6 July 2016
    Read More Gardiner Foundation 1 year ago
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