Changes to the Avocado levy and export charge

Starting 1 April 2017, a Plant Health Australia (PHA) levy of 0.1 cent per kilogram will be introduced on avocados. This w​ill be offset by a 0.1 cent per kilogram reduction on the research and development (R&D) component of the avocado levy. The overall rate change for the avocado levy is shown in the table below:

Up to 31 March 2017

Commencing 1 April 2017

Distribution of levy
(Fresh Avocados)

Current Levy Rate
(cents/kg)

Proposed Levy Rate (cents/kg)

Proposed Levy Rate ($/kg)

Marketing levy
R&D levy
PHA levy
EPPR levy

4.5
3
n/a
0

4.5
2.9
0.1
0

$0.045
$0.029
$0.001
$0.00

Total levy

7.5

7.5

$0.075

GST does not apply to Australian Government levies and charges.

Note: the total levy rate for processed avocados will remain at 1 cent per kilogram.

Information about lodging your return

There are no changes to the current process for lodging your avocado returns.

Information about how to lodge your return is available at: Lodging returns and paying levies. Alternatively, you can call the Levies Helpdesk on the free call number: 1800 020 619 or email: Levies Management.