Fees and charges for Plant Biosecurity services

These fees and charges are effective as of July 2021.

Chargeable services

Agriculture Victoria provides a range of services in accordance with set fees and charges. These services are provided to facilitate market access in line with state and national quarantine requirements and are indexed annually according to the Monetary Units Act 2004.

Costs incurred are recovered through fees charged for services including, but not limited to:

  • annual application fees for arrangements
  • auditing arrangements
  • inspection and verification of consignments
  • issuing market access certificates
  • issuing certificate and verification supplies
  • undertaking travel associated with services
  • incidentals, including certificate books and trap supplies.

Agriculture Victoria have sought to make the fees and charges as accurate and complete as possible, however updates may be required if service provisions change. Stated fees and charges are inclusive of GST.

Travel fees

A fee must be charged to account for return travel time from the nearest designated Agriculture Victoria office. The fee is applied for each 15-minute block, or part thereof, travelled (capped at 90 minutes).

Designated Agriculture Victoria offices

The following is a list of our offices across Victoria:

  • Ararat
  • Attwood
  • Bairnsdale
  • Ballarat
  • Benalla
  • Colac
  • Cranbourne
  • Epsom
  • Ellinbank
  • Epping Markets
  • Geelong
  • Knoxfield
  • Hamilton
  • Horsham
  • Irymple
  • Ovens
  • Portland
  • Rutherglen
  • Swan Hill
  • Tatura
  • Warrnambool
  • Wodonga
  • Woori Yallock.

Cancellation policy

If an individual person or business cancels within 24 hours of a scheduled appointment, the fee for the estimated time required to deliver the scheduled services may still be charged (including return travel where applicable).

Finance

Queries related to specific items on an invoice should be directed to the nearest Agriculture Victoria Office. Offices can be contacted via:

Queries related to invoicing and accounts should be directed to Accounts Receivable by telephone or email:

Current fees and charges

This includes GST and is effective 1 July 2021.

Table 1

Arrangement annual application fee

Cost

Compliance Agreement (CA) — Fruit fly

$135.40

Compliance Agreement (CA) — Other

$67.75

Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) Accreditation

$101.40

Plant Standards (PS) Bilateral Accreditation

$101.40

Approval for Area or Property Freedom

$47.40

Table 2

Arrangement audits

Cost

All audit types (per 15 min unit)

$47.40  (15 min)

Capped at 60 min (4 x 15 min unit)

$189.60 (cap)

Issuance of Non-Conformance Reports charged in addition to the audit fee (per 15 min unit)

$47.40

Table 3

Plant Health Certificates (PHC)

Cost

PHC for business — first 15 min included

$47.40

PHC for business — inspection /certification fee applies after this (per 15 min unit)

$47.40

Additional PHC (issued same day)

$10.85

PHC for persons (in office only) — first 15 min included

$16.45

PHC for persons (in office only) — inspection /certification fee applies after this (per 15 min unit)

$47.40

Table 4

Permits

Cost

Issuance of all types of permits

$0

Compliance inspection associated with permit conditions, including treatment (per 15 min unit)

$47.40

Table 5

Inspections and supervised actions

Cost

Verification inspections relating to certificates and declarations (per 15 min unit)

$47.40

All other types of inspections (per 15 min unit)

$47.40

Supervised treatments, including destruction and disposal (per 15 min unit)

$47.40

All other actions supervising the sorting, repacking, destruction or disposal of plants, plant products and other items (per 15 min unit)

$47.40

Table 6

Continuous service

Cost

For each half day of continuous service (per 3.8-hour unit)

$568.80

For each full day of continuous service (per 7.6-hour unit)$1042.80

Table 7

Travel

Cost

Travel to and from the nearest designated Agriculture Victoria office (per 15 min unit)

$47.40 (15 min)

Travel capped at 90 min (6 × 15 min unit)

$284.40 (cap)

Table 8

Certificate books

Cost

Plant Health Assurance Certificates, PHAC (PSF-003) — 25 pages

$9.00

Plant Health Assurance Certificates, PHAC (PSF-003) — 100 pages

$22.00

Phylloxera Plant Health Declarations, PHD (PSF-293) — 25 pages

$9.00

Phylloxera Plant Health Declarations, PHD (PSF-293) — 50 pages

$14.00

Potato Transfer Certificates, PTC

$30.00

Plant Health Certificates, PHC (PSF-007)$14.00
Fumigation Load, (PSF-125) — 50 pages$14.00
ICA-22 Produce Movement Declarations, (PSF-014) — 50 pages$22.00

Table 9

Supplies

Cost

Fruit fly CA verification stamp

$45.00

Fruit fly CA ‘hold for verification’ tape

$6.30

Fruit fly trap (including replacement wick)

$20.00

WFT traps (pack of 10)

$10.50

Postage and handling for delivery of books and incidentals

Postal rate

Page last updated: 26 May 2021