Levy and charge rates

​​​​​​​​Australian primary industries that choose to invest in the levies system prescribe the a​mount of levy or charge applied to a commodity under the Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999, Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999, National Residue Surv​ey (Customs) Levy Act 1998 and the National Residue Survey (Excise) Levy Act 1998.

Levy and charge revenue can be directed to biosecurity preparedness and emergency plant pest and animal disease responses, residue testing, marketing and research and development. It is the decision of a primary industry to determine the proportion of how a levy or charge is directed to each of these activities. 

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Animal products

Commodity Emergency Plant Pest Response Animal Health Australia Marketing Research and Development  National Residue Testing Plant Health Australia Total
Dairy - Milk fat 0.0580 cents per kilogram 2.8683 cents per kilogram - $0.00 2.9263 cents per kilogram
- Protein 0.1385 cents per kilogram 6.9914 cents per kilogram - $0.00 7.1299 cents per kilogram
Goat fibre - - 1.5 per cent of the sale value - - - 1.5 per cent of the sale value
Honey 2.7 cents per kilogram - - 1.5 cents per kilogram 0.3 cents per kilogram 0.1 cents per kilogram 4.6 cents per kilogram
Wool - - 1.5 per cent of the sale or FOB value - - 1.5 per cent of the sale or FOB value

Field crops

Commodity Emergency Plant Pest Response National Residue Testing Plant Health Australia Research and Development Total
Coarse grains Barley 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.015 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Canary seed 0.005 per cent of the sale value - 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.005 per cent of the sale value
Cereal rye 0.005 per cent of the sale value - 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.005 per cent of the sale value
Maize 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.015 per cent of the sale value 0.007 per cent of the sale value 0.693 per cent of the sale value 0.720 per cent of the sale value
Millet 0.005 per cent of the sale value - 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.005 per cent of the sale value
Oats 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.015 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Sorghum 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.015 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Triticale 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.015 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.02 per cent of the sale value
Cotton $0.00 - $0.04 per 227 kilogram bale $2.21 per 227 kilogram bale $2.25 per 227 kilogram bale
Seed Cotton $0.00 - 7 cents per tonne $3.99 per tonne $4.06 per tonne
Fodder - - - 50 cents per tonne 50 cents per tonne
Grain legumes Black gram 0.005 per cent of the sale value - 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.005 per cent of the sale value
Chickpeas 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.015 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Common beans 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.015 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Common vetch 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.015 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Cowpeas 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Faba beans 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.015 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Field peas 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.015 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Lentils 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.015 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Lupins 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.015 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Mung beans 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.015 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Peanuts
(in shell)
0.005 per cent of the sale value - 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.005 per cent of the sale value
Pigeon peas 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.015 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Wild cowpeas 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Oilseeds
Linseed 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Rapeseeds 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Safflower seeds 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Soybeans 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Sunflower seeds 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value
Pasture seeds Barrel medic - - - $10 per tonne $10 per tonne
Burr medic - - - $10 per tonne $10 per tonne
Disc medic - - - $10 per tonne $10 per tonne
Gama medic - - - $10 per tonne $10 per tonne
Murex medic - - - $10 per tonne $10 per tonne
Snail medic - - - $10 per tonne $10 per tonne
Sphere medic - - - $10 per tonne $10 per tonne
Strand medic - - - $10 per tonne $10 per tonne
Arrow leaf clover - - - $15 per tonne $15 per tonne
Balansa clover - - - $15 per tonne $15 per tonne
Berseem clover - - - $15 per tonne $15 per tonne
Kenya white clover - - - $15 per tonne $15 per tonne
Lucerne - - - $15 per tonne $15 per tonne
Persian clover - - - $15 per tonne $15 per tonne
Red clover - - - $15 per tonne $15 per tonne
Rose clover - - - $15 per tonne $15 per tonne
Strawberry clover - - - $15 per tonne $15 per tonne
Subterranean clover - - - $11 per tonne $11 per tonne
White clover - - - $15 per tonne $15 per tonne
Yellow serradella - - - $15 per tonne $15 per tonne
Rice $0.00 - $0.06 per tonne $2.94 per tonne $3.00 per tonne
Sugar cane $0.00 - - 70 cents per tonne 70 cents per tonne
Wheat 0.005 per cent of the sale value 0.015 per cent of the sale value 0.01 per cent of the sale value 0.99 per cent of the sale value 1.020 per cent of the sale value

Fisheries

Commodity Marketing National Residue Testing Research and Development  White Spot Disease Repayment Total
Farmed prawns - - 3.64 cents per kilogram 3.01 cents per kilogram 6.65 cents per kilogram

Forestry

Commodity Emergency Plant Pest Response Marketing Research and Development  Plant Health Australia Total
Forest growers Plantation logs – Exotic softwood 5 cents per cubic metre 5 cents per cubic metre 0.5 cents per cubic metre 10.5 cents per cubic metre
Plantation logs - Other $0.00 5 cents per cubic metre 0.5 cents per cubic metre 5.5 cents per cubic metre
Other logs $0.00 5 cents per cubic metre - 5 cents per cubic metre
Forest industries products Cypress sawlogs - 22 cents per cubic metre - - 22 cents per cubic metre
Export woodchip hardwood pulplogs - 3.5 cents per cubic metre - - 3.5 cents per cubic metre
Export woodchip softwood pulplogs - $0.00 - - $0.00
Hardwood sawlogs - 29 cents per cubic metre - - 29 cents per cubic metre
Low grade softwood sawlogs - 8 cents per cubic metre - - 8 cents per cubic metre
Paper pulplogs - $0.00 - - $0.00
Plywood and veneer logs - 15 cents per cubic metre - - 15 cents per cubic metre
Softwood roundwood logs - 8 cents per cubic metre - - 8 cents per cubic metre
Softwood sawlogs – other than cypress sawlogs - 29 cents per cubic metre - - 29 cents per cubic metre
Wood panel pulplogs - 10 cents per cubic metre - - 10 cents per cubic metre

Game animal processing

Commodity Animal Health Australia Marketing National Residue Testing Research and Development Total
Deer - - 6 cents per kilogram 2 cents per kilogram 8 cents per kilogram
Game goats - - 3 cents per carcass - 3 cents per carcass
Game pigs  - - 25 cents per carcass - 25 cents per carcass
Horses - - $5.00 per head - $5.00 per head
Macropods Kangaroo for human consumption - - 3 cents per carcass 4 cents per carcass 7 cents per carcass
Other macropod for human consumption - - - 4 cents per carcass 4 cents per carcass
Animal consumption - - - 3 cents per carcass 3 cents per carcass
Ratites Emus - - $2.00 per head - $2.00 per head
Ostriches - - $1.25 per head $0.00 $1.25 per head

Horticulture

Commodity Emergency Plant Pest Response Marketing National Residue Testing Plant Health Australia Research and Development  Total
Almonds In shell 0.1 cents per kilogram - - - 1 cent per kilogram 1.1 cents per kilogram
Shelled 0.13 cents per kilogram - - - 2 cents per kilogram 2.13 cents per kilogram
Non-pareil in shells 0.1 cents per kilogram - - - 1.5 cents per kilogram 1.6 cents per kilogram
Apples Domestic 0.05 cents per kilogram 1.030 cents per kilogram 0.075 cents per kilogram 0.02 cents per kilogram 0.720 cents per kilogram 1.895 cents per kilogram
Export 0.05 cents per kilogram 1.030 cents per kilogram 0.075 cents per kilogram 0.02 cents per kilogram 0.720 cents per kilogram 1.895 cents per kilogram
Juicing $0.00 $2.00 per tonne 10 cents per tonne - 65 cents per tonne $2.75 per tonne
Processing $0.00 $4.00 per tonne 20 cents per tonne - $1.30 per tonne $5.50 per tonne
Avocadoes Fresh domestic and export $0.00 4.5 cents per kilogram - 0.1 cents per kilogram 2.9 cents per kilogram 7.5 cents per kilogram
Processing $0.00 -   - 1 cent per kilogram 1 cent per kilogram
Bananas $0.00 1.15 cents per kilogram - 0.5 cents per kilogram 0.54 cents per kilogram 2.19 cents per kilogram
Cherries  $0.00 3 cents per kilogram - 0.03 cents per kilogram 3.97 cents per kilogram 7 cents per kilogram
Chestnuts  $10.00 per tonne $50.00 per tonne - $5.00 per tonne $45.00 per tonne $110.00 per tonne
Citrus Oranges in bulk $1.05 per tonne 75 cents per tonne - 30 cents per tonne $3.20 per tonne $5.30 per tonne
Oranges not in bulk 2.1 cents per box 1.5 cents per box - 0.6 cents per box 6.4 cents per box 10.6 cents per box
Other citrus in bulk $1.05 per tonne - - 30 cents per tonne $3. 20 per tonne $4.55 per tonne
Other citrus not in bulk 2.1 cents per box -   0.6 cents per box 6.4 cents per box 9.1 cents per box
Custard apples Package - 13 cents per tray/box - - 27 cents per tray/box 40 cents per tray/box
Bulk - $16.00 per tonne - - $34.00 per tonne $50.00 per tonne
Dried fruits Vine $0.00 - - - $11.00 per tonne $11.00 per tonne
Plums (prunes) $0.00 - - - $13.00 per tonne $13.00 per tonne
Tree fruits - other than prunes $0.00 - - - $32.00 per tonne $32.00 per tonne
Dried vine fruits (processed) $0.00 $7.00 per tonne - - - $7.00 per tonne
Ginger $0.00 - - - 0.5 per cent of the sale price 0.5 per cent of the sale price
Lychees Domestic and export - 2.5 cents per kilogram - - 5.5 cents per kilogram 8 cents per kilogram
Processing - - - - 1 cent per kilogram 1 cent per kilogram
Macadamia - dried kernel 0.20 cents per kilogram 16.01 cents per kilogram 0.63 cents per kilogram - 8.57 cents per kilogram 25.41 cents per kilogram
Mangoes 0.114 per kilogram 1 cent per kilogram - 0.029 per kilogram 0.75 cents per kilogram 1.893 cents per kilogram
Melons $0.00 - - 0.1 cents per kilogram 0.3 cents per kilogram 0.4 cents per kilogram
Mushroom (Agaricus) - $2.92 per kilogram - - $1.08 per kilogram $4.00 per kilogram
Nursery products 0 per cent 2 per cent of the sale price - 0.25 per cent of the sale price 2.75 per cent of the sale price 5 per cent of the sale price
Olives $0.00 - - 10 cents per tonne $3.00 per tonne $3.10 per tonne
Onions $0.00 $1.00 per tonne $0.00 10 cents per tonne $2.90 per tonne $4.00 per tonne
Papaya Fresh domestic and export - 1 cent per kilogram - - 1 cent per kilogram 2 cents per kilogram
Processing - - - - 0.25 cents per kilogram 0.25 cents per kilogram
Passionfruit Packed in cartons - 20 cents per carton - - 20 cents per carton 40 cents per carton
Not packed in cartons - 20 cents per 8 kilograms - - 20 cents per 8 kilograms 40 cents per 8 kilograms
Processing - 1.5 cents per kilogram - - 1.5 cents per kilogram 3 cents per kilogram
Pears Domestic 0.05 cents per kilogram 1.249 cents per kilogram 0.075 cents per kilogram - 0.775 cents per kilogram 2.149 cents per kilogram
Export 0.05 cents per kilogram 1.249 cents per kilogram 0.075 cents per kilogram - 0.775 cents per kilogram 2.149 cents per kilogram
Juicing $0.00 $2.25 per tonne 10 cents per tonne - 60 cents per tonne $2.95 per tonne
Processing $0.00 $4.50 per tonne 20 cents per tonne - $1.20 per tonne $5.90 per tonne
Persimmons - 2.5 cents per kilogram - - 3.75 cents per kilogram 6.25 cents per kilogram
Pineapples Domestic and export $0.00 $2.00 per tonne - 10 cents per tonne $2.90 per tonne $5.00 per tonne
Processing $0.00 - - 10 cents per tonne $1.90 per tonne $2.00 per tonne
Potatoes Domestic and export 10 cents per tonne - - 2 cents per tonne 48 cents per tonne 60 cents per tonne
Processed - - - 1 cent per tonne 49 cents per tonne 50 cents per tonne
Rubus - 2 cents per kilogram - - 10 cents per kilogram 12 cents per kilogram
Stone fruit $0.00 0.441 cents per kilogram - 0.02 cents per kilogram 0.539 cents per kilogram 1 cent per kilogram
Strawberries $0.00 - - 0.13 cents per 1000 runners $7.87 per 1000 runners $8.00 per 1000 runners
Sweet potatoes $0.00 1 per cent of the sale price - 0.015 per cent of the sale price 0.485 per cent of the sale price 1.5 per cent of the sale price
Table grapes $0.00 0.5 cents per kilogram - - 0.5 cents per kilogram 1 cent per kilogram
Turf - 0.3 cents per square metre - - 1.2 cents per square metre 1.5 cents per square metre
Vegetables Unprocessed 0.010 per cent of the sale price - - 0.015 per cent of the sale price 0.485 per cent of the sale price 0.51 per cent of the sale price
Processed 0.010 per cent of the value of the vegetable if it were first sold as an unprocessed vegetable - - 0.015 per cent of the value of the vegetable if it were first sold as an unprocessed vegetable 0.485 per cent of the value of the vegetable if it were first sold as an unprocessed vegetable 0.51 per cent of the value of the vegetable if it were first sold as an unprocessed vegetable

Live animal export

Commodity Marketing Research and Development  Total
Buffalo - $4.60 per head $4.60 per head
Cattle 0.7936 cents per kilogram 0.1587 cents per kilogram 0.9523 cents per kilogram
Livestock Goats 40 cents per head 10 cents per head 50 cents per head
Lambs 50 cents per head 10 cents per head 60 cents per head
Sheep 50 cents per head 10 cents per head 60 cents per head

Livestock processing

Commodity Animal Health Australia Marketing National Residue Testing Research and Development  Total
Cattle - 0.24 cents per kilogram - 0.36 cents per kilogram 0.6 cents per kilogram
Buffalos - - $5.00 per head $4.60 per head $9.60 per head
Livestock Goats - 4 cents per head - 6 cents per head 10 cents per head
Lambs - 6.4 cents per head - 9.6 cents per head 16 cents per head
Sheep - 6 cents per head - 9 cents per head 15 cents per head
Pigs $0.00 $2.25 per head 0.175 cents per head $1.00 per head $3.425 per head

Livestock transaction

Commodity Animal Health Australia Emergency Animal Disease Response Marketing National Residue Testing Research and Development  Total
Cattle 13 cents per head $0.00 $3.66 per head 29 cents per head 92 cents per head $5.00 per head
Lot-fed cattle 13 cents per head $0.00 $3.08 per head 29 cents per head $1.50 per head $5.00 per head
Bobby calves - $0.00 48 cents per head 26 cents per head 16 cents per head 90 cents per head
Cattle Delivered for export by the producer 13 cents per head $0.00 $3.66 per head 29 cents per head 92 cents per head $5.00 per head
Lot-fed cattle Delivered for export by the producer 13 cents per head $0.00 $3.08 per head 29 cents per head $1.50 per head $5.00 per head
Bobby calves Delivered for export by the producer - $0.00 48 cents per head 26 cents per head 16 cents per head 90 cents per head
Sheep Less than or equal to $10 (defined sale price) 0.18 per cent of the sale price 0 per cent of the sale price 0.87 per cent of the sale price 0.18 per cent of the sale price 0.77 per cent of the sale price 2 per cent of the sale price
Greater than or equal to $10 (defined sale price) 1.8 cents per head $0.00 8.7 cents per head 1.8 cents per head 7.7 cents per head 20 cents per head
Lambs Less than or equal to $75 (defined sale price) 0.2 per cent of the sale price 0 per cent of the sale price 0.49333 per cent of the sale price 0.10667 per cent of the sale price 1.2 per cent of the sale price 2 per cent of the sale price
Greater than $75 (defined sale price) 15 cents per head $0.00 90 cents per head 8 cents per head 37 cents per head $1.50 per head
Goats Defined sale price 4.5 cents per head $0.00 0.105 cents per head 6 cents per head 16.7 cents per head 37.7 cents per head
Sheep No defined sale price 1.8 cents per head $0.00 8.7 cents per head 1.8 cents per head 7.7 cents per head 20 cents per head
Lambs No defined sale price 1.4 cents per head $0.00 62.6 cents per head 4.7 cents per head 11.3 cents per head 80 cents per head
Goats No defined sale price 4.5 cents per head $0.00 10.5 cents per head 6 cents per head 16.7 cents per head 37.7 cents per head
Sheep Less than or equal to $10 (delivered for export by the producer) 0.18 per cent of the sale price 0 per cent of the sale price 0.77 per cent of the sale price 0.18 per cent of the sale price 0.87 per cent of the sale price 2 per cent of the sale price
Greater than $10 (delivered for export by the producer) 1.8 cents per head $0.00 8.7 cents per head 1.8 cents per head 7.7 cents per head 20 cents per head
Lambs Less than or equal to $75 (delivered for export by the producer) 0.2 per cent of the sale price 0 per cent of the sale price 1.2 per cent of the sale price 0.10667 per cent of the sale price 0.49333 per cent of the sale price 2 per cent of the sale price
Greater than $75 (delivered for export by the producer) 15 cents per head $0.00 90 cents per head 8 cents per head 37 cents per head $1.50 per head
Goats Delivered for export by the producer 4.5 cents per head $0.00 10.5 cents per head 6 cents per head 16.7 cents per head 37.7 cents per head

Other rural industries

Commodity Emergency Plant Pest Response Research and Development  Total
Tea tree oil - 25 cents per kilogram 25 cents per kilogram
Thoroughbred horses Mares - $10.00 per mare included in the mare return $10.00 per mare included in the mare return
Stallions - $10.00 per mare covered by a stallion, as recorded in the Declaration of Service $10.00 per mare covered by a stallion, as recorded in the Declaration of Service

Poultry

Commodity Animal Health Australia Emergency Animal Disease Response Marketing National Residue Testing Research and Development  Total
Eggs - - 32.5 cents per chick - - 32.5 cents per chick
Laying chickens 0.27 cents per chick $0.00 - 0.4 cents per chick 13.5 cents per chick 14.17 cents per chick
Meat chickens 0.0194 cents per chick 0.03 cents per chick - 0.02 cents per chick 0.195 cents per chick 0.2644 cents per chick

Wine

Commodity Emergency Plant Pest Response Marketing Plant Health Australia Research and Development  Total levy base amount
Grape Research Levy - fresh grapes, dried grapes and grape juice Less than 20 tonnes $0.00 - $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
20 tonnes and over $0.00 - 0.016 cents per tonne $1.984 per tonne $2.00 per tonne
Wine grapes levy - wine grapes Up to 10 tonnes $0.00 $200.00 2.4 cents per tonne $4.976 per tonne $200 plus $5.00 per tonne
10 to 3000 tonnes $0.00 $180.00 plus $4.20 per tonne 2.4 cents per tonne $4.976 per tonne $180 plus $9.20 per tonne
3000 tonnes to 6000 tonnes $0.00 $12,780 plus $3.80 per tonne 2.4 cents per tonne $4.976 per tonne $27,780 plus $8.80 per tonne over 3000
6000 tonnes to 9000 tonnes $0.00 $24,180 plus $2.00 per tonne 2.4 cents per tonne $4.976 per tonne $54,180 plus $7.00 per tonne over 6000
9000 tonnes to 12,000 tonnes $0.00 $30,180 plus $1.30 per tonne 2.4 cents per tonne $4.976 per tonne $75,180 plus $6.30 per tonne over 9000
12,000 tonnes to 20,000 tonnes $0.00 $34,080 plus 60 cents per tonne 2.4 cents per tonne $4.976 per tonne $94,080 plus $5.60 per tonne over 12,000
20,000 tonnes to 40,000 tonnes $0.00 $38,880 plus 50 cents per tonne 2.4 cents per tonne $4.976 per tonne $138,880 plus $5.50 per tonne over 20,000
Over 40,000 tonnes $0.00 $48,880 plus 40 cents per tonne 2.4 cents per tonne $4.976 per tonne $248,880 plus $5.40 per tonne over 40,000
Wine export $0 - $20 million - 0.2 per cent of the sale price - - 0.2 per cent of the sale price
$20 million - $70 million - 0.10 per cent of the sale price - - 0.10 per cent of the sale price
$70 million and over - 0.05 per cent of the sale price - - 0.05 per cent of the sale price
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Last reviewed: 20 January 2020
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