Our agricultural industry – worth $17.5 billion in 2020/21 – helps support the 147,000 Victorian jobs in agriculture production and food manufacturing.
The Victorian Government continues to grow, modernise and protect the sector through the transformative 10-year Agriculture Strategy, which sets out a way forward to 2030.
To support farmers, this Budget invests $49 million to enhance biosecurity protections and back our world‑class producers to grow. These programs include grant programs for producers, scholarships for hospitality workers, a farm safety and well‑being program and funding for pests and weed management.
This $49 million of additional funding for farmers builds on $1.2 billion invested since 2015/16 to support the agricultural industry.
Reviewed 20 May 2023