Victoria is the dairy heartland of Australia and the nation's largest producer of high-quality, naturally grown lamb, producing some of the world's most premium lean, pasture-fed beef.

With access to world-class research and development facilities, Victoria's meat industry is backed by advanced infrastructure, government support, and a range of policies to ensure the strictest food safety, animal welfare, biosecurity and environmental regulations are met.

Fast facts

  • Victoria produced $3.6 billion worth of beef and sheep in 2015-16
  • The value of beef production in Victoria has increased by 63 per cent since 2010-11 to reach $2.24 billion in 2015-16.
  • The value of sheep meat production in Victoria has increased by 21 per cent since 2010-11 to reach $1.32 billion in 2015-16.
    Victorian wool production was $751.2 million
    in 2015-16
  • Victorian beef and sheep meat processing was worth $3.0 billion in 2015-16

Want to know more?

Download and read the Victorian Government's August 2018 report on investment opportunities in Victoria's beef and sheep industries


Discover how your business can import from Victoria

The Australian Food and Agribusiness Directory

Food and Innovation Australia (FIAL), the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) and the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in collaboration with Data61 have created an easy-to-use searchable map of Australia that will help you connect with other stakeholders from across the entire industry value chain.