Melbourne Wholesale Market Opening DELAYED!!!

Please note that the Melbourne Wholesale Fruit & Veg Market move from Footscray to Epping has been delayed from August 3 to August 31, 2015.

We have attached the Statement from the Premier of Victoria, THe Hon. Daniel Andrews MP. for your information.

30 July 2015

Australian Cherry Exports Year Ending March 2015

Please find attached the final report for the 2014/15 season.

This includes all the details of exports, some good trending data, a comparison with Chile and New Zealand too and Asian Trade insights.

See below to download.

14 May 2015

Cherry 2015 State Analysis

Please find attached the State by State, month by month , market by market analysis of the 2014/15 season for your information.

See below to download.


14 May 2015

2015 Federal Budget Summary

AusVeg budget update regarding the 2015 Federal Budget Summary. It includes some key points of relevance to agriculture.

Click here to read.

14 May 2015


The Program for the 2015 VCA Conference on 14-15 May is now available.

MAPS AVAILABLE - Strawberry Springs, Millgrove and Sanders Apple Orchard, Three Bridges.

Proudly supported by these Major Sponsors.

29 April 2015

2015 Victorian Cherry Conference - 14-15 May RACV Healesville

Alternative Accommodation Options

The VCA Conference is fast approaching and the accommodation at the  RACV Club Healesville is filling up fast. As an alternative we have provided some other accommodation options for you.  See below to download this information.  

We have also listed some alternative transport options if staying at another location. 



29 April 2015


 Thursday 14th May & Friday 15th May 2015 at the RACV Country Club Healesville.







DAY 1:    RACV HEALESVILLE COUNTRY CLUB, 122 Healesville-Kinglake Rd, Healesville.

DAY 2:    Field Day - Strawberry Springs, Milgrove and Sanders Orchards, Three Bridges
The annual Victorian Cherry Conference for 2015 will be held in the scenic town of Healesville this year. The conference is open to all cherry growers and those interested in supporting the cherry industry. 

The conference has been designed to learn from the past season and be ready to change and adapt to the future. The program this year features formal presentations from industry specialists, the return of the very popular Q & A style forum and the opportunity to attend two orchard walks on day 2.

Some of the presenters this year include:

  • Andrew Jessop - Sugar Flotation
  • Susan Finger - The future of HIA: and Overview.
  • Tony Filippi, FGVL's Industry Development Manager
  • Penny Meesham & Dugald Close  - TIA (Tasmania Institute of Agriculture)


We have attached the program which contains a detailed layout of the two days. 
Don't wait to book as spots are limited, see below to register!!




  • $210.00     VCA MEMBER 
  • $260.00     NON MEMBERS
  • $ 75.00      CONFERENCE DINNER-2 Course Meal (not included in above prices) 

Registration includes attendance to all Conference Sessions, Forums & Orchard Walks
(including tea breaks & lunches) and web access to conference handouts. 

Accommodation- A limited amount of accommodation is available at the venue so be sure to book early.  As an alternative acommodation option, contact the Yarra Valley Tourist Information Centre:
Web 03 5962 2600.



24 April 2015
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