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 are set annually by the DFSV Board in consultation with the Victorian dairy industry.
The following fees and charges are effective from 1 July 2019.
Fees must be paid on application Dairy farmers Transfer fees must be paid on application 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.
$190.00 Dairy distributors $190.00 Dairy carriers $190.00 Dairy manufacturers Production volumes Small 0–1,000 tonnes
$190.00 Medium 1,001–1,500 tonnes
$634.00 Large Greater than 1,500 tonnes
Greater than 150,000 litres
$2,539.00 Dairy farmers No fee Dairy manufacturers (including milk brokers $190.00 Dairy distributors (including dairy food vendors) $190.00 Dairy food carriers $190.00 Dairy farmer (bovine) - by volume Litres $0.0001614 per litre Administrative fee for direct pays $51.00 Dairy farmer (goat/sheep) - by volume Up to and including 100,000 litres $62.00 More than 100,000 litres $124.00 Dairy manufacturer - product by weight Base fee $634.00 Plus $1.5377 per tonne Dairy manufacturer - product by volume Base fee $634.00 Plus $0.0015341 per litre Dairy manufacturer milk broker - product by volume Any volume $0.0003614 per litre Dairy distributor (incl dairy food vendor) - by volume and weight Any volume or weight $121.00 Dairy food carrier - by tanker Any number $63.00 Manufacturer producing dairy product not for human consumption Any volume and weight $50.00 Audit fees (Charged at a minimum of of one hour) Scheduled audit (per hour) $254.00 +GST Enforcement audit (per hour) $605.00 +GST Desktop CAR close-out fees Number of major critical CARS Charge for CAR close-out time 1–3 major $127.00+ GST 4 or more major $254.00+ GST 1 critical escalated from major $127.00+ GST 1 critical $127.00+ GST Onsite CAR close-out fees Per hour (a minimum of one hour) $254.00+ GST
Fees must be paid on application
Transfer fees must be paid on application
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.