If you are involved in dairy farming for milk production in South Australia, whether with cows, sheep, camel, goats or buffalo, you need to be accredited with Dairysafe.

If you are enquiring about accreditation please have a look at the Accreditation Handbook, and then please call our office on (08) 8223 2277 to commence the accreditation process.

Dairysafe works with dairy processors to ensure dairy farms comply with their Food Safety Schemes and FSANZ Standard 4.2.4. Dairysafe receives and utilises monthly reports from the dairy processors detailing farmer compliance with the Standards and quality test results.  Farmers must comply with company quality standards for total plate count (bacteria), antimicrobials and somatic cell count(dead cells). There are some overseas markets which require additional performance measures.  All dairy farms must pass an annual audit.

Dairysafe Accreditation Handbook


The schedule of fees for accreditation is attached, and provides details of the monthly accreditation fees for farms supplying large scale dairy processors and the annual fee for farms supplying small scale dairy processors.

For new applications, an initial one-off fee of $100 is payable on application.

For all farmers, an additional fee of $250 per hour will apply in the event an audit requires additional work necessitating follow-up visits.



Dairysafe staff audit all on-farm food safety programs. For those farmers not supplying major processors (including goat, buffalo, camel and sheep milk dairy farmers) Dairysafe staff work with individual dairy farmers to implement and audit the Dairysafe’s program, Quality Dairy, on their farms.

What to do if there is a problem

If you believe you have a food safety problem such as a cooling system failure, pesticide or antibiotic contamination of milk, call Dairysafe on (08) 8223 2277 and call the milk processing company as soon as possible.