Levy rates and commodity details

​​​​The Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999 and Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999 sets out the rates and other details that are necessary for the administration of levies and charges by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

Leviable commodities

You can determine if you should be paying a levy or charge, and find out more detailed information on leviable commodities including rates payable and how to pay, through the links under the following commodity groups:

Animal fibres

Levies and charges are payable on the following animal fibres:

Returns can be lodged through Levies Online for all animal fibres.

Wool levy payers and collection agents are also required to provide a completed wool producers statistics form with their levy return.

Dairy and honey

Levies and charges are payable on the following:

Returns can be lodged through Levies Online for dairy produce and honey.

Field crops

Levies are payable on the following field crops:

Returns can be lodged through Levies Online for all field crops except pasture seeds and rice.

Returns for pasture seeds and rice must be lodged using a manual lodgement form.

Fisheries

Levies and charges are payable for:

Returns for farmed prawns must be lodged using a manual lodgement form.

Forestry

Levies and charges are payable for the following forestry commodities:

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

All returns for forestry levies and export charges can be lodged through Levies Online.

Horticulture

Levies and charges are payable on the following horticultural products:

Returns can be lodged through Levies Online for all horticultural products except dried fruits, dried vine fruits, mushrooms, nursery product and strawberries.

If online lodgement is not available for your commodity you will need to lodge a manual levy return.

Live animal exports

Charges are payable on exports of the following live animals:

All live animal export charge returns can be lodged through Levies Online.

Livestock and animal slaughter

Levies are payable for the following livestock and animal slaughter:

All livestock and animal slaughter levy returns can be lodged through Levies Online.

Livestock transaction

Levies are payable for all cattle and livestock (goat, sheep and lamb) transactions.

All livestock transaction levy returns can be lodged through Levies Online.

Poultry

Levies are payable for the following poultry products:

Returns can be lodged through Levies Online for all poultry products except egg promotion.

Egg promotion levy returns must be lodged using a manual lodgement form.

Tea tree oil

Levies and charges are payable for:

Returns for tea tree oil can be lodged through Levies Online.

Levies Online will be available in October 2017.

Wine

Levies on wine grapes and wine are payable for:

The collection of wine export charge is now the responsibility of the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA). Please lodge and pay your wine export charge returns through AGWA.

Returns for wine grapes and grape research levy can be lodged through Levies Online.

Grape research and wine grapes levy payers and collection agents are also required to provide a completed details of contract winemaking at a processing establishment form with their levy return.

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