Labor says it will consider industry calls for a dairy commissioner if it wins government in May.
The dairy industry says the commissioner role could provide an important link between the sector and relevant government ministers on key concerns such as the drought, energy prices, fodder costs and unfair milk supply agreements.
Labor agriculture spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon said on Monday a Shorten government would ask the competition watchdog to consider the merits of the idea.
The federal opposition has already committed to a mandatory code of conduct and pursuing a minimum farm gate milk price to help guarantee farmers a living wage.
"Advocacy is important too and the dairy commissioner could play an important role alongside Labor's other reforms," Mr Fitzgibbon said.