Changes to the Cherries levy and charge rate - Effective 1 April 2021

Notice issued: 10 March 2021

From 1 April 2021, the research and development (R&D), Plant Health Australia (PHA) and Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) components of the cherries levy and charge will increase, and the marketing component will decrease. The overall levy/charge rate will not change.

Changes to the levy/charge rates are shown in the table below:

Levy Component Current rate up to
31 March 2021
New rate commencing
1 April 2021
EPPR nil 0.7 cents per kilogram
Marketing 3 cents per kilogram
1 cent per kilogram
PHA 0.03 cents per kilogram
0.3 cents per kilogram
R&D 3.97 cents per kilogram
5 cents per kilogram
TOTAL 7 cents per kilogram
7 cents per kilogram

GST does not apply to Australian Government levies and charges.

Information about the cherries levy and charge

You can access information about the levy and charge on cherries on the department's website at Cherries levy and charge.

Who can I contact if I have questions about this notice?

If you have any questions about this notice, your levy account or how to lodge your return, please contact the Levies Helpdesk via email: or call us on 1800 020 619.

Last reviewed: 10 March 2021
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