Agricultural Consultant Services

Phillips Agribusiness provides consulting and management services in the sectors of Agricultural Management, Resource Management and Business Studies.

Industry Analysis

Phillips Agribusiness - Bacchus Marsh intensive agriculture
Intensive agriculture, loose leaf lettuce production,Bacchus Marsh

Rural industry studies have been undertaken for state and local government, companies and individuals. These are usually directed at determining rural land use patterns, economic characteristics, industry trends and the type of opportunities and constraints that exist. The information is mostly used for strategic planning purposes.

Some of the more recent studies have included:

  • Agricultural Impact Assessment: Gas Import Jetty & Pipeline Project EES, via AECOM
  • Geelong Ring Road Extension: VicRoads via Jacobs
  • Agricultural Impacts, Geelong-Colac Road Widening: VicRoads
Low input beef fattening
Low input beef fattening, Macedon Ranges

Farm Management

Farm Management advice has been provided to farmers in dairying, beef, sheep, broadacre cropping and intensive agriculture. The services include integrating farming system development with land capability, industry and farm economics and business financial management.

Some project examples are:

  • Shepparton Solar Farm Evaluation: Neoen Australia
  • Melbourne Land Management Program: Melbourne Airport
  • Market gardening financial performance, Werribee Irrigation Futures


Resource Management

Resource management has been a major activity of Phillips Agribusiness over the last 40 years and has included:

  • Land capability assessments for shires and regional planning authorities to assist in rural planning.
  • Agricultural input into multi-disciplined Environmental Impact Studies.
  • Farm Management Plans for individuals and corporations in submissions to council
Topsoil replacement, Wonthaggi Desal plant, managed by Phillips Agribusiness
Desalination pipeline rehabilitation, Wonthaggi


Loss Assessment

Phillips Agribusiness investigating impact of freeway on orchard
Impact of new freeway on orchard, Bacchus Marsh

Loss assessment is conducted on an individual property or regional basis. Appearing as an expert witness is an associated activity. Examples of previous work include:

  • Ballarat Goldfields Pipeline: Rural Loss Assessment for landowners
  • Agricultural Impacts, Geelong-Colac Road Widening: VicRoads
  • Panel Hearing, Horsham Bypass Study: VicRoads
  • VCAT hearings: Private sector clients

The Story Behind Us

Phillips Agribusiness is an independent professional agricultural consulting company which is active in the fields of farm management, rural industry analysis and resource management. It has specialist skills in agriculture, horticulture, economics and financial management.  To service multi-disciplined projects, networks and associations are maintained with other disciplines including engineering, planning and economics.


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Address: 66 Linacre Rd, Hampton, 3188
Postal: PO Box 147, Hampton, 3188
Office: 03 9598 4018
Mobile: 0419 161 041