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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.

    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

    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

     

    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 31 October

     

    Tertiary Scholarships

    The Tertiary Scholarship Program offers financial support to students who are entering the first year of their university and TAFE studies and who are required to live away from home. The scholarships are available for up to three years.

    Applications are now open and close 3 December

     

    Latest News

    Our latest media releases, articles, stories and events

    Gardiner tertiary scholarships open for students from dairy communities

    Students from Victoria’s dairying communities who plan to start tertiary studies in 2021 can now apply for Gardiner Dairy Foundation scholarships worth $30,000. Gardiner Dairy Foundation is offering seven tertiary scholarships to students starting full-time study in 2021. Each scholarship...

    Gardiner Dairy Foundation welcomes new chair

    Gardiner Dairy Foundation has appointed Dr Len Stephens as the new Chair of the organisation, effective from 15 October, 2020. In announcing the appointment, outgoing Chair, Dr Bruce Kefford said, “I am delighted to welcome Dr Stephens to role of...

    Dairy organisations launch bold plan to transform industry

    The Australian Dairy Plan launched today aims to drive a significant turnaround in the industry's outlook via a range of bold initiatives targeting increased profitability, confidence and unity over the next five years and beyond. It is the first time...

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