Fees and charges for Plant Biosecurity services

These fees and charges are effective as of July 2022.

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).


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 2022.

Table 1

Arrangement annual application fee


Compliance Agreement (CA) — Fruit fly


Compliance Agreement (CA) — Other


Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) Accreditation


Plant Standards (PS) Bilateral Accreditation


Approval for Area or Property Freedom


Table 2

Arrangement audits


All audit types (per 15 min unit)

$48.25  (15 min)

Capped at 60 min (4 x 15 min unit)

$193.00 (cap)

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


Table 3

Plant Health Certificates (PHC)


PHC for business — first 15 min included


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


Additional PHC (issued same day)


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


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


Table 4



Issuance of all types of permits


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


Table 5

Inspections and supervised actions


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


All other types of inspections (per 15 min unit)


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


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


Table 6

Continuous service


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


For each full day of continuous service (per 7.6-hour unit) $1061.50

Table 7



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

$48.25  (15 min)

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

$289.50 (cap)

Table 8

Certificate books


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


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


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


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


Potato Transfer Certificates, PTC


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

Arrangement Supplies


Fruit fly CA verification stamp


Fruit fly CA ‘hold for verification’ tape


Fruit fly trap (including replacement wick)


Postage and handling for delivery of books and incidentals

Postal rate

Page last updated: 28 Jul 2022