Notice issued: 24 June 2021
From 1 July 2021, the laying chickens Emergency Animal Disease Response (EADR) levy component will be activated and set to 1.1 cents per laying chicken. The EADR levy component will be used to repay the industry’s share of costs to respond to an outbreak of avian influenza.
Changes to the levy rates are shown in the table below:
|Levy Component||Current rate up to
30 June 2021
|New rate commencing
1 July 2021
|Animal Health Australia||0.27 cents per laying chicken||0.27 cents per laying chicken|
|Emergency Animal Disease Response||nil||1.1 cents per laying chicken|
|National Residue Survey||0.4 cents per laying chicken||0.4 cents per laying chicken|
|Research and Development||13.5 cents per laying chicken||13.5 cents per laying chicken|
|TOTAL||14.17 cents per laying chicken||15.27 cents per laying chicken|
GST does not apply to Australian Government levies and charges.
Why has the laying chickens and egg promotion manual return form changed?
The laying chickens manual return is now separate from the egg promotion return to enable the laying chickens levy to be completed online, via Levies Online. Lodging your return online allows you to make changes to your return without having to contact the department. The department will continue to work towards all returns being available online and we will notify you of any changes to the egg promotion return, as they occur.
Please note, if you lodge a return for both laying chicken and egg promotion you will still need to complete the manual egg promotion return. You can access the new manual egg promotion return on the department’s website.
Information about the laying chickens levy
You can access information about the laying chickens 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 levy account or how to lodge your return, please contact the Levies Helpdesk at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 1800 020 619.