Available to applicants enrolled or intending to enrol in Year 1 of the Agriculture Program or Year 1 of the Agribusiness Program.

Closing date 31 July 2023 (5pm AEDT)
Interview date Week beginning 21 August 2023


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Warakirri Asset Management is a leader in Australian agricultural investment management with over 25 years’ experience in acquiring, developing and operating agricultural assets on behalf of institutional investors. 

Over this period, Warakirri has developed an in-depth understanding of the investment principles which are critical for the success of institutional agricultural investments. 

Warakirri Asset Management is the trustee and asset manager of Warakirri Cropping and Aurora Dairies. Warakirri Cropping is a large-scale broadacre grain producer and Aurora Dairies is one of Australia and New Zealand’s leading milk producers. 


Warakirri Cropping
Warakirri Cropping owns and operates ten large-scale cropping aggregations totalling approximately 155,000 hectares and production potential in excess of 400,000 tonnes of grain per annum. 

Warakirri Cropping employs 100 full-time and 50 casual farm staff who are responsible for the day-to-day management of the properties. On-farm employees are supported by a specialised management and administration team based in Melbourne. Contract service providers are utilised for some farming operations. 


Aurora Dairies
Aurora Dairies was established in February 2019, with the acquisition of its foundation asset, Warakirri Dairies, which consisted of 11 dairy farms which have been operating for over 15 years. Aurora has a demonstrated commitment to long-term investment in the Australian Dairy Industry and today owns and operates more than 20,000 hectares across 47 pasture based dairy farms across Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, with a forecast annualised milk production of over 250 million litres. 

Aurora Dairies employs a team of 450 full-time and casual farm staff who are committed to the profitable and sustainable management of the properties. The on-farm team are supported by a specialised corporate team based in Melbourne. Contract service providers are utilised for a number of farming operations such as spraying, seeding and silage making. 


The scholarship recipient is highly encouraged to undertake their Industry Placement at Warakirri Cropping or Aurora Dairies. 

  1. How does your passion for Australian Agriculture drive your motivation, and what are your future aspirations within the industry?
  2. Describe what the scholarship would mean to you.
  3. What are your career goals and aspirations?
How to Apply