Changes to the Macadamia Nuts levy/charge rate - Effective 1 January 2021

From 1 January 2021, the Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) component of the levy/charge on macadamia nuts, currently set at 0.20 cents per kilogram, will decrease to nil. The total levy/charge rate will decrease from 25.41 cents per kilogram to 25.21 cents per kilogram.

The EPPR levy/charge component is being deactivated (set to NIL) as a result of full repayment of unwritten industry costs for a response to varroa mite under the EPPR deed.

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

Levy Component Rate up to
31 December 2020
Rate commencing
1 January 2021
EPPR 0.20 cents per kilogram 0.00 cents per kilogram
Marketing 16.01 cents per kilogram 16.01 cents per kilogram
NRS 0.63 cents per kilogram 0.63 cents per kilogram
R&D 8.57 cents per kilogram 8.57 cents per kilogram
TOTAL 25.41 cents per kilogram 25.21 cents per kilogram

GST does not apply to Australian Government levies and charges.

Information about the macadamia nuts levy and charge

The new rate applies to return for January 2021 onwards which is due by 28 March 2021 and the dates after.

You can access information about the levy and charge on macadamia nuts on the department's website at:

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 and leave your contact details.

Last reviewed: 8 December 2020
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