Australian Dairy Conference

ADC Melbourne

13-15 February 2018


One venue. One location. One opportunity.

The Australian Dairy Conference will be hosted in Melbourne in 2018 for the first time in its 16 year history. A collaboration of innovative minds from domestic and abroad, farmer delegates will gather in the heart of Melbourne for leading dairy insights and discussion. As a central location, ADC is anticipating Melbourne 2018 to be on the the biggest events to date as the ideal geographic location to converge for Victorian and interstate delegates.

Pullman Melbourne Albert Park is the event venue, selected for its outstanding facilities and ability to host Conference sessions, functions and accommodation under the one roof. Farmer networking and access have been front of mind in bringing delegates an all-inclusive venue allowing every attendee to maximise your Australian Dairy Conference experience.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for ADC Melbourne 2018 outlined in the ADC Sponsorship Prospectus. For more details about becoming a sponsor or for the Australian Dairy Conference in general please contact Conference Manager Bradley Hayden on 0412 461 392 or

Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

Conference venue and accommodation at the one location

Pre Conference Tour - Gippsland Dairy Region

The 2018 Programming Committee are already busily at work, developing and brainstorming the next engaging and memorable program. Membership of the Committee is renewed annually and there is a high sense of anticipation of what will emerge from this enthusiastic team led by 2018 Chair Scott Fitzgerald.

2018 Programming Committee members:

  • Scott Fitzgerald (Chair) - dairy farmer north eastern Victoria
  • Beck Middleton - 2017 Chair - dairy farmer South Australia
  • Carlene Dowie - Editor, Australian Dairy Farmer Magazine
  • Tania Luckin - dairy farmer western Victoria
  • Susan Wearden - dairy farmer, north eastern Victoria
  • Lauren Finger - dairy farmer, Gippsland
  • James Shepherd - dairy farmer, north eastern Victoria
  • Jeffrey Gijsbers - dairy farmer, Tasmania
  • Denise Jones - dairy farmer Gippsland 
  • Tim Roache- industry rep, Fonterra
  • Tony Platt - Dairy Australia, GippsDairy
  • Tom Newton - industry rep, Maxum Animal Nutrition

Hear from Scott below as he lends his thoughts towards ADC Melbourne 2018.


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