Gardiner Foundation New Zealand Study Tour

The Gardiner Foundation New Zealand Study Tour will run in 2024 with partnering sponsorship from the Australian Dairy Conference Ltd. The tour will take emerging young dairy leaders to New Zealand’s South Island to learn more about the dairy industry and develop their leadership skills.

The Tour will visit the South Island of New Zealand over eight days in mid to late April 2024 (dates TBC). To be eligible to apply for the 2024 Gardiner Foundation New Zealand Study Tour, sponsored by Australian Dairy Conference, you must:

  • Hold a current Australian passport (or ensure you have a valid passport by time of ticket bookings in early February 2024)
  • Be aged between 18-40 years
  • Be available for travel around mid to late April (dates to be confirmed)
  • Participate in pre tour induction and networking activities (on-line and/or in-person)
  • Be employed within the dairy industry – either on or off-farm
  • Agree to abide by the tour group code of conduct
  • Agree to proactively engage in future activities with Gardiner Foundation and Australian Dairy Conference
  • Utilise leadership skills upon return by undertaking leadership roles in the dairy industry and/or dairy communities

Note: Applications will be accepted from all dairying regions across Australia. Given Gardiner Foundation’s remit to invest in the Victorian dairy industry and communities a majority of participants selected will come from Victoria. While the tour is fully funded there may be certain aspects of which participants will have to cover their own costs e.g. getting to and from Melbourne Tullamarine airport where the tour will begin and conclude.  

Applications are now closed.

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