Food and Fibre Great South Coast is the representative body for food and fibre production businesses and their vast supply-chains in South West Victoria encompassing five local government areas namely Corangamite Shire, Moyne Shire, Warrnambool City, Glenelg Shire, and Southern Grampian Shire.

 

South West Victoria is Australia’s top agricultural production region, delivering over $4.6 billion in output annually. The food and fibre sector is also the region’s largest, contributing 60% of the region’s GRP and 21.6% of all jobs.

Our priorities

DRIVE value-add across the Great South Coast region
ADVOCATE for regional sustainability, wellbeing, and adaptation
CHAMPION the Great South Coast as Australia’s premier food and fibre region.
SUSTAIN our organisation to serve our communities in the longer term.

Our Strategic Pillars with a Focus on Outcomes by 2028 are:

  • DRIVE – value-add across the Great South Coast region
  • ADVOCATE – for regional sustainability, wellbeing, and adaptation.
  • CHAMPION – the Great South Coast as Australia’s premier food and fibre region.
  • SUSTAIN – our organisation to serve our communities in the longer term.

About our region

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Southern Grampians

Population: 16,125
Area: 665,196ha
Pop’n employed in agriculture, forestry & fishing: 20.3%
Gross Regional Product: $0.91bn
Predominantly Meat and Wool – produces 15% of Australia’s wool clip

Moyne

Population: 16,794
Area: 547,803ha
Pop’n employed in agriculture, forestry & fishing: 26.2%
Gross Regional Product: Predominantly Dairy, Red Meat and Fisheries

Warrnambool

Population: 34,571
Area: 12,076ha
Predominantly processing of dairy and meat products as well as providing services to the surrounding agricultural area

Corangamite

Population: 16,212
Area: 440,731ha
Pop’n employed in agriculture, forestry & fishing: 30.8%
Gross Regional Product: $1.08bn
Predominantly Dairy, Dairy Processing, Red Meat

Glenelg

Population: 19,695
Area: 621,471ha
Pop’n employed in agriculture, forestry & fishing: 13.9%
Gross Regional Product: $0.99bn – has experienced 9.1% growth over the past year
Predominantly Fisheries, Forestry and Red Meat

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FRESH SET OF HANDS TO TAKE THE REINS OF REGION’S FOOD & FIBRE FUTURE

A fresh set of hands is set to take the reins of the region’s foremost food & fibre body, Food & Fibre Great South Coast, with food industry professional Nicole […]

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FOOD + FIBRE ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIR AND FIVE NEW BOARD MEMBERS

13 September 2023     MEDIA RELEASE FOOD + FIBRE ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIR AND FIVE NEW BOARD MEMBERS Food and Fibre – Great South Coast (FFGSC) today announced the appointment […]

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Samantha Andrews – Careers Advisory Panel Ambassador

‘We eat, breathe and sleep it every day’. From Monday to Friday, Sam is a farm engagement lead at WestVic Dairy, but the rest of her time is spent on […]

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FRESH SET OF HANDS TO TAKE THE REINS OF REGION’S FOOD & FIBRE FUTURE

A fresh set of hands is set to take the reins of the region’s foremost food & fibre body, Food & Fibre Great South Coast, with food industry professional Nicole […]

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FOOD + FIBRE ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIR AND FIVE NEW BOARD MEMBERS

13 September 2023     MEDIA RELEASE FOOD + FIBRE ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIR AND FIVE NEW BOARD MEMBERS Food and Fibre – Great South Coast (FFGSC) today announced the appointment […]

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Samantha Andrews – Careers Advisory Panel Ambassador

‘We eat, breathe and sleep it every day’. From Monday to Friday, Sam is a farm engagement lead at WestVic Dairy, but the rest of her time is spent on […]

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