Australian milk residue analysis survey

​The Australian Milk Residue Analysis (AMRA) Survey provides a national, independent chemical residue monitoring program in Australian bovine milk. The AMRA Survey has a key role in promoting the dairy industry’s reputation and facilitating ongoing market access by monitoring on-farm chemical use.

Throughout each year around 1000 samples of raw milk are collected from farms across all dairying regions of Australia. These samples are used to conduct around 13,000 analyses for nearly 70 different compounds covering antimicrobials, animal parasite control chemicals, feed contaminants and environmental contaminants.

The results tell an overwhelmingly positive story with close to 100% compliance over the history of the survey.

The survey is coordinated by Dairy Food Safety Victoria (DFSV) on behalf of the department and other state regulatory authorities. The department remains responsible for the overall management of the survey.

Until 2017 the program was supported and funded by Dairy Australia on behalf of the Australian dairy industry. In 2017 these arrangements changed to better align funding with the survey’s principle objectives around market access and export certification, with future funding through the department’s export cost recovery arrangement.

2020-21 control plan

The 2020-21 AMRA Survey involves the random monitoring of milk samples for a range of residues. The 2020-21 control plan is available for download.


Document Pages File size
2020-21 AMRA control plan XLSX  1 27 KB

If you have difficulty accessing this file contact Dairy Eggs Fish for assistance.

Previous surveys

Previous AMRA control plans and annual reports are available for download.


Document Pages File size
AMRA annual report 2019-20 PDF  16 619 KB
2019-20 AMRA control plan XLSX  1 27 KB
AMRA annual report 2018-19 PDF​  16 605 KB
2018-19 AMRA control plan XLSX  1 285 KB
AMRA annual report 2017-18 PDF​  16 1.0 MB

If you have difficulty accessing these files contact Dairy Eggs Fish for assistance.

The AMRA survey reports prior to 2017 are available on the Dairy Australia website.

Last reviewed: 3 February 2021
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