Young Farmer and New Entrant Mentoring Program VIC

This program provides young farmers and new entrants with the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced farmer.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

Mentoring with an experienced farmer.

Who is this for?

Young Victorian farmers and new entrants.


This mentoring opportunity assists young farmers or new entrants to:

  • develop skills to better manage their farm business
  • identify risks
  • develop strategies to build resilience and achieve their business goals.

The mentorship will be facilitated by a farm business consultant who will pair the young farmer or ‘mentee’ with a mentor whose experience aligns with the mentee’s enterprise and personal development goals.

The purpose of the mentorship is to assist the mentee in building professional networks, utilising trusted sources of advice and information, and developing competency in setting business goals and assessing risks.

What are the eligibility criteria?

Applicants must:

  • be aged between 18 and 35 years at the time of the application close date
  • be working in a food and fibre farm business in Victoria for at least 3 days per week for the past 3 months
  • have at least 2 years of total experience on-farm
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident currently residing in Victoria.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Young Farmer and New Entrant Mentoring Program.