Notice for changes to the rice levy rate – Effective 1 July 2020

Date of notice: 12 June 2020

Effective date for levy returns: 1 July 2020

From 1 July 2020, the research and development (R&D) component of the rice levy, will increase from $2.94 per tonne to $5.94 per tonne. The total rice levy rate will be $6.00 per tonne. It will apply to the bi-annual rice return for the levy period ending 31 December 2020 that is due by 28 January 2021 and onwards.

The levy is payable by the producer, for rice delivered to processors. The levy increase provides additional funding to the rice R&D program to undertake high priority R&D activities for the benefits of the Australian rice industry.

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

Levy component Rate up to
30 June 2020
Rate commencing
1 July 2020
Emergency Plant Pest Response $0.00 $0.00
Plant Health Australia $0.06 per tonne $0.06 per tonne
Research & Development $2.94 per tonne $5.94 per tonne
TOTAL $3.00 per tonne $6.00 per tonne

Note: GST does not apply to Australian Government levies and charges.

Information about the rice levy

You can access information about the rice levy on the department's website.

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

If you have any questions about this notice, your levies 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: 12 June 2020
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