2021-10 - 2021–22 Agricultural Export Cost Recovery Implementation Statements

14 May 2021


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To notify industry that a draft live animal export cost recovery implementation statement (CRIS) for 2021‑22 has been published on the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s website for public consultation.

Key points

  • It is government policy to recover the full cost of delivering export regulatory services, including live animal exports. Under the Australian Government Charging Framework, the department must regularly document changes to regulatory charging activities through a CRIS.
  • The 2021–22 CRIS proposes updated prices for 2021–22 to 2024–25, including a stepped increase to full cost recovery as outlined in the More Efficient and Sustainable Export Regulation measure from the 2020–21 Budget Busting Congestion for Agricultural Exporters package.
  • The CRIS proposes a new charging structure and describes the gradual annual increases in fees and charges over time from 1 July 2021 to full cost recovery in 2023–24.

Next steps

  • Consultation on the 2021–22 CRIS to implement the new charging framework from 1 July 2021 is now open.
    • We want your feedback on the appropriateness of the proposed arrangement and how the proposed arrangement outlined in the CRIS will impact you or your business. Your views will inform the final CRIS.
  • Changes to fees and charges must be approved by the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management and written into legislation before changes come into effect from 1 July 2021.
  • Please provide feedback on the department’s Have Your Say platform by 10 June 2021. You can respond to our survey and provide a written submission if you have anything to add to your survey response.
  • We will be arranging virtual information sessions to explain the CRIS and new fees and charges.


  1. Visit Have Your Say to provide feedback on the proposed CRIS.


The government provided $71.1 million under the Busting Congestion package to freeze fees and charges in 2020–21 and implement stepped increases to return to full cost recovery by 2023–24 . This decision was informed by consideration of the impacts of COVID–19, the 2019–20 bushfires and the effects of drought.

For further information on the package visit Busting Congestion for Agricultural Exporters.

Tina Hutchison
Assistant Secretary
Live Animal Exports
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Daniel Passer
Email CostRecovery@awe.gov.au

Last reviewed: 14 May 2021
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