Licence fees and charges

Under the Dairy Act 2000, Dairy Food Safety Victoria (DFSV) is authorised to set and charge fees for the issue, transfer and renewal of dairy industry licences and the provision of services. Licence fees and charges for the period 01/07/2023 to 30/06/2024 were published in the Government Gazette on 16th June 2023.

The following fees and charges are effective from 1 July 2023.

Application fee for all licence types $200.15

    Fees must be paid on application


Transfer fees must be paid on application. 

Manufacturer, carrier and distributor licenses will be transferred only in consultation with DFSV. Please contact us on (03) 9810 5900 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you wish to transfer one of these license types.

Dairy farmersNo fee
Dairy Manufacturer, Distributors, Carriers $200.15



Invoices will be issued for licence fees once applications have been approved, except for bovine dairy farmers whose fees will be deducted from milk cheques by dairy manufacturers.

Fees are per annum.

Dairy farmers - litres $0.0001700 (cents per litre)
Administrative fee for Non MVR farms* $53.75
Manufacturer - (base fee plus volume fee) 
Base Fee $667.85
Plus product by weight - tonnes $1.6199 ($ per tonne)
Plus product by volume - litres $0.0016160 (cents per litre)
Dairy distributor $127.45
Dairy food carrier (per vehicle charge) $53.75

 *Note: Administrative Fees for Non MVR farms includes current direct pay farm and non-bovine & bovine farms not using the milk volume report system.


Other fees and charges (excluding GST) 
Audit fees (Standard Domestic & Export)*$267.55 per hour
Desktop CAR Close-out time$267.55 per hour
On-Site  CAR close- out fees$267.55 per hour (minimum of one hour)

*Includes desktop audits, non-routine audits and food safety program amendment audits


Contact DFSV if you have any queries about dairy industry licence fees and charges. Click here for information about obtaining a licence.