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Supporting the Dairy Industry

Supporting the Australian dairy produce industry

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW is a not-for-profit organisation that has been an influential force in the direction and development of Australian agriculture through competitions, education and events since its foundation in 1822. Today, through the Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy Produce Show, we are promoting and rewarding excellence in the Australian dairy produce industry.

The Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy Produce Show is committed to attracting the very best professionals as Judges and Stewards, providing an excellent environment for networking and professional development to all participants, resulting in benefits for the industry at large.

Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Scholarship

Country Valley Milk, in partnership with the RAS Foundation provides a tertiary scholarship, the Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Scholarship.

The Scholarship is available to support an individual who demonstrates a passion for the NSW Dairy Produce Industry and who will play a part in shaping a positive future for the industry here in NSW.

A Scholarship of $5,000 for full time study or $2,500 for part time study is available.
There is no limit to the types of courses that qualify for the Scholarship or the age of the applicant but the applicant will need to demonstrate a strong dairy industry career pathway through their course of study. This could include anything from agriculture science, farm management, veterinary, food technology to marketing, lab technician and journalism.

The applicant could be studying at University, TAFE or VET course, on campus or by distance learning. However, applicants all have one thing in common – a desire to play an active part in the future of the Dairy Produce Industry of NSW.

Applicants for the Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Scholarship must:

  • Be enrolled or applying for study in any accredited tertiary course at an approved Australian education provider.
  • Demonstrate their passion and career aspirations to help build a successful future for the NSW dDairy pProduce iIndustry.
  • Be a permanent resident of Australia, or Australian citizen residing in Australia.

For more information, please contact the RAS Foundation on (02) 9704 1234 or email

Development of Judges

Our Chair of Judges, Mark Livermore and the RAS of NSW Dairy Produce Committee select the judging panel for the Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy Produce Show aiming to include a combination of cheese & dairy producers, industry educators, communicators and retailers.