Gippsland Dairy Farmers Group


The applicants (who are dairy farmers in Gippsland, Victoria) wish to form a collective bargaining group to negotiate with milk processors and distributors. Negotiations will determine which milk processor(s) are used and the terms and conditions (including pricing components) of contracts for the supply of milk products by each member of the group. Resulting contracts will constitute a bilateral contracts between the relevant milk purchaser and each group member, in its individual capacity. The group does not propose to engage in collective boycotts.

On 3 September 2018 the ACCC issued a determination authorising the proposed arrangements until 25 September 2028. A copy of the determination is available by following the links below.


  • Inlet View Dairy Pty Ltd ATF H Bland Family Trust
  • A. R. & M. A. Bacon ATF the AR Bacon Family Trust
  • N.R & M.A Staley
  • W.Bland Pty Ltd
  • M. & N. Bland Pty Ltd ATF M & N Bland Family Trust
  • Kadem Dairies Pty Ltd ATF K & D Bland Family Trust
  • N & RM Throckmorton
  • Robert Del Busso
  • Nazzareno Tomaino

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000421-1