Dairy Farmers

Coles Dairy Farmers

Expressions of Interest to Supply Milk from 1 July 2021.

 

Coles proudly sources fresh milk from some of Australia’s finest dairy farmers in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia. Coles is recruiting more milk for its own brand products and from 1 July 2021 is expanding its milk program to include dairy farmers in Tasmania. 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 following volumes are required with further details provided in the Statement of Circumstances below.

 

State Amount (ML per annum)
Victoria (North, West and East), New South Wales (Riverina) and South Australia (South East Corner) up to 155
New South Wales (South Coast) up to 9
Tasmania up to 7.5
South Australia (Central) NIL
Western Australia (South West Coast) up to 2.5

 

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.

 

In collaboration with its dairy farmers Coles has 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 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.

 

Regards

 

Charlotte Rhodes

General Manager - Dairy, Freezer and Convenience

 

Register your interest here:
https://www.milkdepartment.com.au/

 

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).

 

Revised Published Documents

 

For a supply period commencing between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022, please refer to the following Statement of Circumstances and Milk Purchase Agreements for each State.

 

Victoria (North, West and East), New South Wales (Riverina) and South Australia (South East Corner)

 

Vic_Riverina_SA SE Cnr_Statement of Circumstances_12062021_Reg31_32_33_22_52

Vic_Riverina_SA SE Cnr_Milk Purchase Agreement_12062021_Reg31_32_33_22_52

 

Tasmania

 

Tasmania_Statement of Circumstances_12062021_Region71

Tasmania_Milk Purchase Agreement_12062021_Region71

 

New South Wales (South Coast)

 

NSW South Coast_Statement of Circumstances_12062021_Region21

NSW South Coast_Milk Purchase Agreement_12062021_Region21

 

South Australia (Central)

 

SA Central_Statement of Circumstances_12062021_Region51

SA Central_Milk Purchase Agreement_12062021_Region51

 

Western Australia (South West Coast)

 

WA South West Coast_Milk Purchase Agreement_12062021_Region61

WA South West Coast_Statement of Circumstances_12062021_Region61

 

Previously Published Documents

 

Victoria (North, West and East), New South Wales (Riverina) and South Australia (South East Corner)

 

Vic_Riverina_SA SE Cnr_Statement of Circumstances_26052021_Reg31_32_33_22_52_CLOSED

Vic_Riverina_SA SE Cnr_Milk Purchase Agreement_26052021_Reg31_32_33_22_52_CLOSED

 

Tasmania

 

Tasmania_Statement of Circumstances_26052021_Region71_CLOSED

Tasmania_Milk Purchase Agreement_2605021_Region71_CLOSED

 

New South Wales (South Coast)

 

NSW South Coast_Statement of Circumstances_26052021_Region21_CLOSED

NSW South Coast_Milk Purchase Agreement_26052021_Region21_CLOSED

 

South Australia (Central)

 

SA Central_Statement of Circumstances_26052021_Region51_CLOSED

SA Central_Milk Purchase Agreement_26052021_Region51_CLOSED

 

Western Australia (South West Coast)

 

WA South West Coast_Milk Purchase Agreement_26052021_Region61_CLOSED

WA South West Coast_Statement of Circumstances_26052021_Region61_CLOSED

 

Victoria

 

East

 

Victoria East_Statement of Circumstances_26052020_Region33

Victoria East_Milk Purchase Agreement_26052020_Region33

 

North

 

Victoria North_Statement of Circumstances_26052020_Region31

Victoria North_Milk Purchase Agreement_26052020_Region31

 

West

 

Victoria West_Statement of Circumstances_26052020_Region32

Victoria West_Milk Purchase Agreement_26052020_Region32

 

 

New South Wales

 

Riverina

 

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

 

Central

 

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

 

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

Dispute report 1 May 2020 to 30 April 2021