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When you join the DIAA, you become part of the post-farmgate dairy industry's widest information network.

MEMBER HOTLINE: 03 8742 6600


Why should you join the DIAA?

For more than 30 years, the DIAA has provided networking, information and professional development opportunities to the Australian post-farmgate dairy industry. DIAA members come from all areas of the industry - dairy product manufacturing, packaging, logistics, research, government bodies, laboratories, ingredients, marketing, sales, exports and many more.

DIAA Membership Categories

Full DIAA Membership
Australia $165 (inc. GST)
Overseas $206

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Student, first-year graduate, apprentice or retiree* Membership
Australia $83 (inc. GST)
Overseas $146

Download and submit the membership form (pdf 850Kb)

Please note: DIAA memberships are for a calendar year. All memberships expire on 31 December.

*Discounted membership is open only to full-time students, first-year graduates, apprentices or trainees, or retirees. Applicants need to provide supporting documents signed by a school head or company supervisor. Applications without supporting documents will not be considered. Retiree memberships are awarded at the DIAA's discretion.

DIAA Member Benefits

DIAA members have access to a wide variety of information, resources, professional development and networking opportunities throughout the year, both through their State branch and the National Office.

To watch a short video that highlights the features of DIAA membership follow this link.

Information and Resources

  • Award-winning Australian Dairy Foods magazine filled with industry news, events, company profiles, market information and more
  • Comprehensive online and print industry directory, Australian Dairy Listing
  • Archives of the peer-reviewed Australian Journal of Dairy Technology
  • Access to the member-only area of the DIAA website
  • Regular newsletters with latest DIAA news, events and special offers for members
  • Discounts on advertising, conference attendance, etc.
  • Advice and information via phone and e-mail
  • Online resources, publications, reports and technical manuals

Networking Opportunities

  • Networking with other members at State conferences, social events, golf days, factory tours, quiz nights and more throughout the year
  • Meeting international and Australian experts at the Dairy Science World Series technical events
  • Mixing with the 'who's who' of the dairy world and celebrating the industry's achievements at the annual Awards of Excellence Dinner
  • Taking advantage of DIAA's links with other professional organisations in Australia and overseas through joint events and initiatives
  • Joining a DIAA State branch committee and forming close bonds with others passionate about the dairy industry

Professional Development

  • Training and education through DIAA technical nights and seminars, and discounts on courses and seminars run by other education providers
  • Scholarships to attend conferences, seminars and training courses
  • Opportunity to participate in Australian and overseas study tours
  • Access to DIAA travel and tertiary scholarships
  • Developing public speaking and corporate governance skills by becoming involved in DIAA State and national committees
  • Becoming a judge or steward at dairy product competitions

Industry Recognition

Join online now or download the 2018 DIAA membership form (pdf 850Kb)


Who joins DIAA?

  • Owners, managers and staff of dairy product manufacturers big and small
  • Staff of companies that supply or service dairy product manufacturers
  • Food technologists, scientists, engineers, researchers, microbiologists and nutritionists
  • Lecturers, instructors and researchers working for tertiary institutions
  • Public servants, regulators and government staff who provide research funding to the food industry
  • Students of food science and technology