If you're looking to buy your milk somewhere other than Coles or Woolworths, this is the place to find it. Please remember, if you DO buy your milk in a supermarket, it CAN benefit farmers IF it is 'branded' milk - e.g., Devondale is a Murray Goulburn brand, Pauls is Australian-produced milk from Queensland, owned by the Italian Parmalat company; Dairy Farmers, Pura and The Complete Dairy are also Australian milk brands owned by the global food giant Lion; Anchor is a Fonterra brand. In Australian supermarkets, all those brands are Australian milk. It's a complex picture, but you have a choice. This page is provided to help you exercise that choice. Whatever you do, please avoid buying Coles or Woolworths plain-label/home-brand milk. It's still high quality Australian milk produced by the same farmers, but those companies' practices are screwing farmers and that's part of the picture you can re-shape by not buying these plain label products.
You can also add your favourite farmer-friendly milk brand to the list and let others know where it's available.
If we all pool our local knowledge, we can help each other find better milk - and you will be helping your local farmers.
(We put this together in a hurry, so please excuse any glitches!)
Please add, share, but most of all, use this list to make better purchasing decisions - it WILL make a diference!
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|Brand||Sourced From (Region or farmer)||Available at (outlets)||Address||Available around (City or region)||Added by||Crowd consensus|
|How Now Happy Cow||Wunghnu VIC 3635, How Now Dairy||Geelong Fresh Foods||171 Pakington St, Geelong West VIC 3218||Geelong West||Steve from Grovedale||2 1|
|Gippsland Jersey||Warragul, Victoria||Foodworks||Nicholson street, Orbost||Orbost, Victoria||Maria Cardoso from Orbost, Victoria||1 4|
|Central Queensland Dairy Fresh||Central Queensland||Learmonth's Foodworks Bundaberg; The Last Stop Convenience store||Crnr of Walker & Barolin sts Bundaberg Bundaberg/Gin Gin Rd, North Bundy||Bundaberg||Joslin McDonald from South Kolan||3 0|
|Norco||Nsw||Iga, coles and woolworths||Iga kanwal||Kanwal||Rob from Kanwal||25 0|
|Rev||Victorian||Everywhere||Everywhere||Australia||Geoff from Melbourne||4 1|
|SADA Fresh||Various SA Dairy Farmers||Coles||All||All Coles Stores||Alison from Glandore||10 1|
|Betta||Tasmania||Woolworths, IGA||147 Old Surrey Road||Burnie||Phil from Brumby||0 3|
|Kiewa Country Local Quality||Murray Goulburn||Goldfields Grocer||61 Ford St||Beechworth, Vic 3747||Peter from Beechworth||2 9|
|Bass River Dairies||South Gippsland||South East Suburbs of Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula||2125 Bass Highway||Bass||Glen from Bass||12 2|
|Barambah Organics Milk||Barambah Organics||Geelong Fresh Foods||Pakington St||Geelong West||Tim from Geelong West||5 4|
|Fleurieu Milk Company||South Australian milk from several family-owned farms||Sunraysia Produce||Benetook Avenue, Mildura, Victoria||Mildura||Sunraysia Local Food Future from Mildura||11 4|
|Maleny Dairies||Maleny Dairies (co-op)||Regional IGAs||Various||Sunshine Coast and North Brisbane||Jodie Miller from Samsonvale||19 5|
|St David||Victorian Farmers||IGA Brunswick||614 Sydney rd||Brunswick||Emma from Coburg||5 2|
|Barambah Organics||South East Queensland||Food Connect||1/8 Textile Crescent, Salisbury||Salisbury, Brisbane||Emma-Kate Rose from Salisbury||6 4|
|Cooloola 100% Pure Jersey Unpasteurised Milk||Pat Kruger, Toowoomba and bottled by Cooloola Milk, Sunshine Coast||Food Connect||1/8 Textile Crescent, Salisbury||Salisbury, Brisbane||Emma-Kate Rose from Salisbury||5 3|
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