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  • Gardiner Dairy Foundation is a not for profit organisation that invests in research, development & extension, people capability and community development to benefit the Victorian dairy industry and dairy communities.

    Office relocation

    From 1 October 2020 our new office address will be Suite 5, Level 12, 470 Collins Street Melbourne, VIC 3000.

    Our office phone number will be unchanged but will be 

    All Gardiner services and activities are continuing with staff working from home under COVID-19 restrictions.

    Learn more about Gardiner Dairy Foundation's role in the Victorian dairy industry.

    Current Opportunities

    Leadership Great South Coast

    Two places in the Leadership Great South Coast Program are offered each year to regionally based people working on Victorian dairy farms, in dairy processing or as service providers.

    Applications are now open and close 25 September

     

    Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program

    Two places in the Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program are offered each year to regionally based people working on Victorian dairy farms, in dairy processing or as service providers.

    Applications are now open and close 30 September

     

    Fairley Community Leadership Program

    Two places in the Fairley (Goulburn Murray) Community Leadership Program are offered each year to regionally based people working on Victorian dairy farms, in dairy processing or as service providers.

    Applications are now open and close 30 October

     

    Gippsland Community Leadership Program

    Two places in the Gippsland Community Leadership Program are offered each year to regionally based people working on Victorian dairy farms, in dairy processing or as service providers.

    Applications are now open and close 30 October

     

    Latest News

    Our latest media releases, articles, stories and events

    Finally, Mitchell’s dream becomes reality

    Veterinary graduate Mitchell Dodds is on a steep learning curve during his first calving season. 2020 marks the beginning of the career Mitchell has aspired to since primary school. He was the inaugural recipient of the Jakob Malmo Gardiner Foundation...

    Planting seeds of possibility

    Suzie Jacobs is passionate about helping her dairy community create a positive narrative for the future. Living the last 10 years in Ballendella, near Lockington in northern Victoria, Suzie wants to “plant the seeds of possibility” to enable the community...

    Better not bigger: lessons in leadership

    Dixie dairy farmer Brad Collins wants to hear more farming voices in community leadership roles. In 2019 Brad participated in Leadership Great South Coast, a community leadership program that gave him an opportunity to develop his leadership skills. He was...

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