Moon Lake Investments Pty Ltd trading as VDL Farms formerly known as The Van Diemen’s Land Company (VDL) has been committed to quality land, dairy, and stock management practices for over 180 years.

Established in 1825, we are located in the picturesque northwest of Tasmania, and are one of Australia's oldest companies.

Today VDL Farms own and operate 25 dairy farms, a Dairy Support Unit and a standalone Heifer Rearing Operation.  Including replacements VDL currently runs approximately 30,000 dairy stock.  

Northwest Tasmania is ideally suited to dairy farming. Its temperate climate combines abundant and consistent rainfall with moderate temperatures year round.

Tasmania is also an island with a pristine natural environment, and a rigorous approach to food safety and product traceability.

Our historic Woolnorth Station is home to the Roaring 40's Woolnorth Wind Farm, and a disease-free refuge for Tasmania's endangered devil population.

As we move towards a greener future we are investing in pasture renewal and maintenance, renewable energy, and sustainable dairy farming and herd management.


Press Releases

The Van Diemen's Land Company

VDL Dairy Farms Post Record Production 09 Oct 2014
Jane Bennett - Directors Appointment 10 Feb 2014
Media Release - VDL to Lodge Final Dairy Development Plans
11 Feb 2014
Elaine Gills Resignation  22 Nov 2013 
2013 VDL AGM Presentation 22 Nov 2013
Media Release - VDL Results 2013  03 Oct 2013 
Media Release - VDL to Protect 70 Per Cent of Woolnorth’s Native Vegetation 27 Nov 2012
Fact Sheet  for VDL expansion plans 27 Nov 2012
Video - Environment 27 Nov 2012
Video - Future Plans 27 Nov 2012
Video - Healthy Animals 27 Nov 2012
Video - Woolnorth Property 27 Nov 2012
Media Release - VDL Sensitive to Devils  12 Nov 2012
 2012 VDL AGM Presentation 28 Sept 2012
 Media Release - Capital Raising Update 24 Sept 2012
2011 VDL AGM Presentation 13 Dec 2011
Key Appointment for Tasmanian Dairy Industry 17 Oct 2011
Michael Trousselot appointed Director (PDF) 29 April 2011
Keith Sutton Appointed VDL Governor (PDF) 14 March 2011
John Watson Resigns from VDL Board (PDF) 14 March 2011
Change of Company Secretary (PDF) 27 Jan 2011
John Andrews Resigns from VDL Board (PDF) 27 Jan 2011
Keith Sutton and Elaine Gill appointed to VDL Board (PDF) 14 Jan 2011
Dr Robin Pratt Resigns from VDL Board (PDF) 8 Dec 2010
Change of Company Secretary and Registered Office (PDF) 14 Oct 2010
Supplemental Charter Petition (PDF) 4 June 2010
Dr Robin Pratt Appointed to VDL Board (PDF) 26 May 2010
Michael Trousselot Resigns from VDL Board (PDF) 26 May 2010

Press Releases