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South West Victoria
Fonterra Australia has been awarded 32 medals at the 2023 DIAA Australian Dairy Product Awards, including gold medals for butter, cream, cheese, and milk powders produced at Fonterra’s sites in Victoria and Tasmania.
May 26, 2023
The 2018 St. Patrick’s Day fires were devastating to the farmers and communities in western Victoria, including 60 of Fonterra’s farmers.
May 24, 2021
On farmland located on the northern edges of Warrnambool sits the new Merri River School. The special developmental school is not the only new thing the students get to enjoy – they’ve just received 10 new mountain bikes with funding from Fonterra.
April 30, 2021
We’ve taken home an impressive 47 gongs at the Dairy Industry Association of Australia (DIAA) Australian Dairy Product Awards.
November 09, 2020
ProviCo Australia buys Fonterra’s Dennington site.
March 02, 2020
Out there in the universe, stars are born every day. But, closer to home in Cobden, Western Victoria, a star is born every second – Australia’s favourite butter, Western Star™.
February 11, 2020
The children at Wydinia Kindergarten and Early Learning Centre in Colac in western Victoria are solving the age-old question of what comes first – the chicken or the egg – with a new egg incubator and chicken coop bought with the help of the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund.
August 21, 2019
On Saturday, our Cobden site played host to around 100 kids as it opened its doors to the families of our staff.
February 20, 2019
Western Star, Australia’s favourite butter, has been judged Australia’s Champion Butter for a seventh time at the Dairy Australia Grand Dairy Awards 2019 – an awards program that recognises the ‘best of the best’ dairy produce made from Australian milk.
February 05, 2019
Young minds in West Gippsland will be nurtured for generations to come, thanks to the donation of more than 100 children’s books from the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund.
October 24, 2018
The true devastation caused by the fires in southwest Victoria is only just becoming apparent now all bushfires are under control, although peat fires continue to affect the wider community closing the local retirement home and schools.
March 07, 2018
Santa Claus got a head start on his deliveries this year, stopping by South West Healthcare’s Warrnambool Base Hospital to deliver gifts and Christmas cheer.
December 14, 2016
Around 65 Cobden Primary School kids donned on their safety glasses and high vis vests this month, for a tour of our Cobden factory – the home of Western Star.