Connected to domestic and global markets

Strategic, export-ready locale. Intrastate and interstate transport routes. Well-connected to adjacent states – South Australia and New South Wales. Road and rail networks to Melbourne for international connection via air or Australia’s largest deep-sea port.

Leading the way in new farming tech

A hub for research and development. Noted organisations including the Birchip Cropping Group, Mallee Regional Innovation Centre, SuniTAFE SMART Farm, and the Food and Fibre Centre of Excellence offer a regional advantage. They’re setting new standards in efficiency and yield through implementing technology into farming practise.

Future-proof water infrastructure and irrigation

The Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline and Southwest Loddon Pipeline provide reliable water to extensive dryland farming areas. The Sunraysia Modernisation Project maintains 365-day access to water. The Murray supports horticulture, dairy and cropping; as do catchments of the Loddon, Avoca and Campaspe rivers.

Significant industry and government support available

Agricultural excellence is supported by a number of innovative institutions – Mallee Region Innovation Centre and Food and Fibre Centre of Excellence. The region boasts a high proportion of skilled ag workers, and agricultural support industries including chemical resellers and machinery sales.

Case Studies

Agribusiness in Loddon Mallee

Learn more about some of the agribusinesses in our region – why they chose Loddon Mallee, and their vision for the future.

Peace Wines – Generational success in sustainable winemaking

“As we export, we have to be competitive internationally. We have always strived to find out the latest information, to help us make a better product without hurting our planet.” – Jim Peace, Owner / Director

Warral Maldon – Attracting more worker bees with honey

“Moving to a regional area is well worth considering. Land is readily available, there are cheaper set-up costs, and councils are supportive. We have excellent communities to draw on with a diverse range of networks to tap into, and activities to be involved in.” – Lindsay Callaway, Owner and Managing Director

Saluté Oliva – Certified organic produce

“Saluté Oliva is a family owned and operated business specialising in producing premium extra virgin olive oil and table olives for the connoisseur.” – Marlies and Peter Eicher, Owner-operators

Hay Australia – Farmer to farmer

“Hay Australia aims to be a key business partner with oaten hay importers across the North Asian and Middle Eastern Regions, providing high quality fodder to a growing range of customers.” – Geoff Walker, Operations Manager

Kilter Rural – Investing in the future of farming

“Our overarching philosophy is to unlock value in rural irrigation landscapes to deliver financial returns with positive environmental and social impacts.” – Michael Neville, General Manager Farmland & Ecosystem

Kyvalley – Five generations of transformation

“The business has significantly benefited from adopting innovative solutions, through reduced costs and improved market access compared to competitors.” – Joanna Savva, General Manager, Sales and Marketing


Agriculture highlights

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Learn more about agriculture in Loddon Mallee. These industry-specific resources provide further information to support your business.

Agriculture Victoria – Mallee

SourceVictorian State Government

Discover more about the regional strengths and excellent investment opportunities available in agriculture and food processing in the Mallee region.

Agriculture Victoria – Loddon Campaspe

SourceVictorian State Government

Discover more about the regional strengths and excellent investment opportunities available in agriculture and food processing in the Loddon Campaspe region.

Birchip Cropping Group

Birchip Cropping Group is a not-for profit agricultural research and extension organisation improving the prosperity of Australian broadacre farmers through applied science.