Manual lodgement of levy returns

​​​​​​​​​Levy and charge returns can be lodged with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources by completing a hardcopy form and returning it to the department by email, fax or mail. Frequency of lodgement varies depending on the requirements of different commodity groups.

Online lodgement of returns through Levies Online is preferred, for commodities where this option is available.

Manual return forms

Forms for manual lodgement of returns are available to download under the following commodity groups:

Animal fibres

Wool levy returns must be submitted with a completed wool producer statistics form.

Commodity return formLodgement periodPagesFile typeFile size
Deer velvetQuarterly4PDF585 KB
Goat fibreQuarterly4PDF582 KB
Wool—monthlyMonthly5PDF952 KB
Wool—annualAnnual—financial year4PDF582 KB

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Dairy and honey

The annual dairy producer information can be completed using the dairy producer information template Microsoft office excel icon Excel [19 KB].

Commodity return formLodgement periodPagesFile typeFile size
Honey—quarterlyQuarterly3PDF316 KB
Honey—annualAnnual—calendar year3PDF316 KB
Dairy Produce Milk delivered to a manufacturer—monthlyMonthly3PDF320 KB
Dairy Produce Milk delivered to a manufacturer—annualAnnual—financial year4PDF215 KB

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Field crops

Commodity return formLodgement periodPagesFile typeFile size
Coarse grain, legumes, oilseeds, wheatQuarterly5PDF814 KB
Cotton and seed cottonMonthly4PDF758 KB
Fodder exportQuarterly3PDF316 KB
Pasture seedsQuarterly4PDF758 KB
RiceHalf-year (every 6 months)3PDF697 KB
Sugar caneMonthly5PDF645 KB

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Fisheries

Commodity return formLodgement periodPagesFile typeFile size
Farmed prawnsQuarterly or
Annual—financial year
5PDF886 KB

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Forestry

Commodity return formLodgement periodPagesFile typeFile size
Forest growers — logsQuarterly or Annual—financial year5PDF344 KB
Forest and wood productsQuarterly or Annual—financial year5PDF958 KB

Note: Forest and wood products import charge is payable through the Australian Customs Service.

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Horticulture

Levy and charge returns for most horticultural products can be lodged under the Return of Horticulture form. This form is used for:

  • almonds
  • apples and pears
  • avocado
  • bananas
  • chestnut
  • citrus
  • custard apple
  • ginger
  • lychee
  • mangoes
  • melons
  • onion
  • papaya
  • passionfruit
  • persimmons
  • pineapple
  • potato
  • rubus
  • stone fruit
  • sweet potato
  • table grapes
  • vegetables.
Commodity return formLodgement periodPagesFile typeFile size
Horticulture—quarterly

please use this return form for 
all returns up to 31 March 2017
Quarterly5PDF292 KB

Horticulture—quarterly

please use this return form for 
all returns commencing 1 April 2017
Quarterly5PDF299 KB
Horticulture—calendar yearAnnual–calendar year4PDF929 KB

Horticulture—financial year

Annual–financial year4PDF263 KB

All other horticultural products require their own commodity specific return form.

Commodity return formLodgement periodPagesFile typeFile size
CherriesAnnual—1 April to 31 March3PDF731 KB
Dried fruits (house packaging)Annual—1 October to
30 September
4PDF924 KB
Dried vine fruitsMonthly or
Annual—calendar year
3PDF935 KB
Macadamia nutsMonthly4PDF585 KB
MushroomsMonthly or Quarterly5PDF605 KB
Nursery productsQuarterly5PDF645 KB
OlivesAnnual—1 October to
30 September
3PDF725 KB
Strawberries (runners)Quarterly5PDF645 KB
TurfQuarterly or
Annual—financial year
4PDF940 KB

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Live animal exports

Commodity return formLodgement periodPagesFile typeFile size
Buffalo and deer exportedMonthly4PDF324 KB
Cattle and livestock
(sheep, lambs and goats) delivered for export by producers
Monthly5PDF610 KB
Cattle and livestock
(sheep, lambs and goats) export
Monthly5PDF590 KB

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Livestock and animal slaughter

Commodity return formLodgement periodPagesFile typeFile size
Beef production and livestock (sheep, lamb and goats) slaughterMonthly4PDF945 KB
Horse and game animals
(goats and pigs) slaughter
Monthly4PDF582 KB
Macropod slaughter for
animal consumption
Monthly or
Annual—financial year
4PDF580 KB
Macropod slaughter for
human consumption
Monthly or
Annual—financial year
4PDF586 KB

Pigs, buffalo and deer slaughter

Monthly4PDF327 KB
Ratites (emu and ostrich) slaughterMonthly4PDF580 KB

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Livestock transaction

Commodity return formLodgement periodPagesFile typeFile size
Cattle and livestock
(sheep, lambs and goats) transaction—monthly
Monthly6PDF797 KB
Cattle and livestock
(sheep, lambs and goats) transaction—financial year
Annual—financial year5PDF818 KB

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Poultry

Commodity return formLodgement periodPagesFile typeFile size
Laying chickens and
egg promotion
Monthly5PDF612 KB
Meat chickens
hatched at a hatchery
Monthly4PDF580 KB

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Tea tree oil

Commodity return formLodgement periodPagesFile typeFile size
Tea tree oil – half-yearHalf-year (every 6 months)3PDF231 KB
Tea tree oil – annualAnnual - financial year3PDF223 KB

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Wine

Grape research and wine grapes levy return forms must be lodged with a completed form providing details of contract wine making at a processing establishment.

Commodity return formLodgement periodPagesFile typeFile size
Grape researchAnnual—financial year4PDF540 KB
Wine grapesAnnual—financial year4PDF296 KB

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Note: The collection of wine export charge (WEC) is now the responsibility of the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA).

Please lodge your wine export charge through AGWA.

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