Dairy inquiry

Project overview


The ACCC is conducting an inquiry into the competitiveness, trading practices, and transparency of the Australian dairy industry.

On 27 October 2016 the Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP issued a notice requiring the ACCC to hold an inquiry into the competitiveness of prices, trading practices and the supply chain in the Australian dairy industry.

On 28 September 2017 the Treasurer extended the reporting period for the inquiry.

The ACCC must submit its report following the inquiry to the Treasurer by 30 April 2018.

The ACCC will release an interim report by 30 November 2017 and will seek industry feedback on this interim report.

The terms of reference for the inquiry were set by the Treasurer.


Stages Date


General enquiries: dairyinquiry@accc.gov.au or Amy Bellhouse 03 9290 1997, Mark Laybutt 02 6243 1280

Media enquiries: media@accc.gov.au or 1300 138 917

Related news

ACCC hosting forums nationally to hear from dairy farmers - 24 January 2017
ACCC releases issues paper for inquiry into the Australian dairy industry - 8 November 2016