Safety at heart of new VFF website

The Victorian Farmers Federation has launched a new safety website.

VFF president Emma Germano said the launch of the new website would complement the Making Our Farms Safer project.

“Keeping ourselves, our family members, and employees safe on our farms is of the most crucial importance in our businesses. This website aims to act as a one-stop
information hub for farm safety information,” Ms Germano said.

“We are fortunate to be providing this free service to not only VFF Members, but to all Victorian farmers as part of the Victorian government’s commitment to address safety and skill development in the agricultural sector.”

The Making Our Farms Safer project launched in April 2020.

It provides dedicated safety specialists offering support, up-skilling and guidance to all Victorian Farmers.

It is delivered through the provision of farm visits, community meetings, a monthly newsletter and a toolkit of handbooks and resources to assist and educate farmers on implementing and maintaining safety on their farms.

VFF senior farm safety advisor John Darcy said they were 100 per cent committed to making the industry safer.

“We want to be the best, most trusted source in the industry, we want to provide Farmers with a positive, educational and constructive process,” Mr Darcy said.

“Working alongside fellow farm safety advisor Richard Versteegen, we will travel to any farm in Victoria to offer our expertise.”

You can visit the Making Our Farms Safer website at or if you would like to engage with a farm safety advisor you can call 1300 882 833 or email

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