Growers helping Growers


Thanks to Holla-Fresh for providing our banner photograph of Tyler-Alonso Ferguson. (Photographer: Dani Bell)



Read on to learn how membership of the HFF will benefit you

  • Membership gives you access to industry information via newsletters email alerts, website access  and grower meetings, which are held in Victoria at least three times in non conference years.

  • Discounted Joining Fee to Membership of the national hydroponic body the PCA.

  • Substantial discounts to the HFF  bi-ennial conferences and grower meetings.

Throughout the course of the year, the HFF supports industry initiatives and provides ongoing financial support for IPM research and development, careful scrutiny of any legislation that could possibly affect (in either a positive or negative way) our hydroponic industry, ie: ammonium nitrate legislation.

The HFF through its limited resources tries to be a collective voice to local and federal government for the Hydroponic industry.

If you are interested in membership of the HFF, please download the


 and return to: 

Ian Mortlock - Membership Secretary Work: 03 5461 1111 Mobile: 0418 368 218

OR for more information contact the HFF Secreatariat here:


The Hydroponic Farmers Federation

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The Hydroponic Farmers Federation Inc. is the industry grower organisation for commercial hydroponics. Membership includes growers, industry representatives and interested parties.

The Hydroponic Farmers Federation is open to all hydroponic farmers Australia wide. Its membership of over 100 includes grower members from Victoria and interstate, as well as industry members (businesses offering support to growers), supporter members and affiliate members. The HFF grew from a small self-help group to the large association it is today through a commitment to furthering the hydroponic industry through growers supporting each other.

The primary aims of the HFF is to provide representation and advocacy for and on behalf of its members to all levels of government and other relevant organisations on issues relevant to the hydroponic industry; to promote hydroponic produce and continue to develop its market share; enhance grower performance through education, training and networking; provide members with the opportunity to share the benefits of group purchasing and marketing; and to encourage and facilitate research relevant to the hydroponic industry.

The Australian Protected Cropping Industry currently employs in the order of 10,000 people, and is the fastest growing food production sector in the country, with an expansion rate of around 6%. The reasons for this industry growth include: - faster plant growth, higher yields, improved quality and the ability to grow out of season, exclude and control pests and weeds. Furthermore, hydroponically grown crops require only a fraction of the water required by conventionally grown crops, while delivering these benefits.

For further information please contact us.