Dairy Farmers

Coles Dairy Farmers

Expressions of Interest to Supply Milk from 1 July 2020.


Coles proudly sources fresh milk from some of Australia’s finest dairy farmers in Victoria and New South Wales and from 1 July 2020 is expanding its milk program to include dairy farmers in South Australia and Western Australia. Dairy farmers in these states are invited to express an interest in supplying milk to Coles and are encouraged to read the documentation provided in the milk supply resource centre below.


The benefits of a Coles direct milk supply contract are as follows.


- Non-exclusive contracts, with over/additional milk supply opportunities;

- Contracts are based on consistent transparent pricing and certainty of income;

- One, two or three year contracts are available;

- Participation in the Coles Sustainable Dairy Development Group, including an annual conference.


In collaboration with its dairy farmers through the newly established Coles Sustainable Dairy Development Group, Coles has invested in improving the sustainability of Australia’s dairy industry and will continue to do so each year.


The investment will fund research into more sustainable farming practices, adoption of new technology, more efficient use of pasture, feed and water, and support for business development and talent retention. Farmers will have a direct voice in how funds are deployed.


Coles also launched the Coles Nurture Fund in April 2015 to help small and medium sized businesses innovate and grow.


To express an interest in supplying milk to Coles please click on the link below and the team from Milk Department, our appointed agent with over 20 years’ experience in milk management will contact you. If you require further information, please email milksupply@coles.com.au or telephone the team at Milk Department on 1300 995 141.


We look forward to welcoming dairy farmers to Coles.




Charlotte Rhodes

General Manager - Dairy, Freezer and Convenience


Register your interest here:


Please note: the Milk Department is an external organisation acting as Coles’ agent


Milk Supply Resource Centre


The following documents are available:


Document Name Contents
Statement of Circumstances Milk collection location, selection criteria, farm standards check list, minimum milk price and fees.
Milk Purchase Agreement The applicable terms and conditions, milk policy, ethical sourcing policy and minimum prices (including justification for those prices).





For a supply period commencing between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021.




Victoria East_Statement of Circumstances_26052020_Region33

Victoria East_Milk Purchase Agreement_26052020_Region33




Victoria North_Statement of Circumstances_26052020_Region31

Victoria North_Milk Purchase Agreement_26052020_Region31




Victoria West_Statement of Circumstances_26052020_Region32

Victoria West_Milk Purchase Agreement_26052020_Region32



New South Wales


For a supply period commencing between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021.




NSW Riverina_Statement of Circumstances_26052020_Region22

NSW Riverina_Milk Purchase Agreement_26052020_Region22


South Coast


NSW South Coast_Statement of Circumstances_26052020_Region21

NSW South Coast_Milk Purchase Agreement_26052020_Region21



South Australia


For a supply period commencing between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021.




SA Central_Milk Purchase Agreement_26052020_Region51

SA Central_Statement of Circumstances_26052020_Region51


South East Corner


SA South East Corner_Milk Purchase Agreement_26052020_Region52

SA South East Corner_Statement of Circumstances_26052020_Region52



Western Australia


For a supply period commencing between 1 October 2020 and 30 June 2021.


South West Coast


WA South West Coast_Milk Purchase Agreement_26052020_Region61

WA South West Coast_Statement of Circumstances_26052020_Region61


Dispute Reports


By 1 June each year, Coles is obliged under the Mandatory Dairy Code to publish a report for the first reporting period (1 January 2020 to 30 April 2020), and each later reporting period (12 months beginning on 1 May in a year) of any disputes.


Dispute report 1 January 2020 to 30 April 2020