Supply milk to Fonterra Australia

Fonterra is the first choice partner for Australian dairy farmers. Our dairy experience is unrivalled and we offer compelling benefits for all farmer suppliers.


At Fonterra we are focused on making more from milk. To achieve success in Australia and on the global stage, we invest in long-term partnerships with our farmer suppliers. We have the strength, scale and capability to offer competitive returns and comprehensive on-farm support.

We deliver consistently strong farmgate returns

We have a proud track record of delivering strong farmgate returns. We provide clear pricing information with farmgate milk prices that are reviewed in a structured, bi-monthly process. We treat all suppliers fairly. We have a balanced portfolio of customers, brands and markets which help us deliver consistently strong relative returns.

We know that strong partnerships are vital to dairy success

We have a highly-skilled team of Area Managers who work closely with suppliers to build successful partnerships. We operate a Supplier Forum, through which suppliers can provide feedback to Fonterra and share their experiences. We also have a strong partnership with the Bonlac Supply Company, who are represented by farmer directors from each of our regions.

We lead the world in dairy innovation

Our world-class research centres in Melbourne, Palmerston North and around the world drive new product innovations in our business. We offer market-leading pricing and support systems for farmer suppliers, give you mobile and web access to your farm data and offer a dedicated Service Centre to manage farm administration.

We reward suppliers for excellence in quality and sustainable farming practices

Quality is a major focus for Fonterra. Our customers have extremely high expectations of us so we reward farmers for their commitment to delivering high quality milk. We also offer rebates and incentives on testing programmes that support quality. Our tankers are sophisticated, testing milk daily with a 24-hour turnaround, and we provide intensive on-farm support via our partnership with QCONZ Australia.

Fonterra has a zero tolerance policy to animal cruelty and a strong focus on operating sustainably, both on-farm and in our factories, to support our quality systems.

We back all suppliers who want to grow

Our comprehensive payment programme rewards suppliers for all growth, no matter how big or small. We also reward suppliers for milk produced outside of the peak season, because we know this requires extra effort on-farm. We invest in all our manufacturing sites each year to support farmers with excellent efficiency during processing.

We are experts in dairy

Fonterra is the world’s largest dairy processor with generations of experience and industry leadership. We are proud of our unrivalled portfolio of leading brands, customers and markets. We sell to more than 140 countries around the world and we can mix production to meet demand, ensuring we achieve the maximum return possible for your milk solids. We led the world in the establishment of the GlobalDairyTrade platform and we have strong market access in key growth markets around the world.

Call us today to find out more about the benefits of supplying Fonterra Australia

To speak to one of our dairy experts about how partnering with Fonterra can benefit your farm operation, call us today on 1800 266 674.