Deduction and remittance of contributions

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Industry Funding Scheme contributions are collected from producers by ‘registered receivers’, in the case of grains, seeds and hay; and by stock agents and processors, in the case of cattle, sheep and goats. Producers selling cattle, sheep or goats to someone other than a processor or via a stock agent are responsible for paying the contributions direct to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).

Grains, seeds and hay

Every individual/entity purchasing or receiving 500 tonnes or more of grain/seed/hay (in combination) in a given year is required to register with the Director General of DPIRD. These registered receivers are responsible for deducting and forwarding contributions, on behalf of growers, at the determined rate.

Contributions are to be forwarded to DPIRD within 30 days of the end of each calendar month. A 'Summary of contributions deducted' is to be returned to DPIRD along with the remittance.

For a copy of the 'Summary of contributions deducted' (remittance form), please see the documents section on the right hand side of this page.

If a registered receiver ceases to purchase 500 tonnes or more of grain/seed/hay (in combination) in a given financial year, they must notify DPIRD in order to be removed from the register.

See the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Industry Funding Scheme (Grains) Regulations 2010 for the regulatory requirements.

Cattle, sheep and goats

Livestock agents and processors are required to deduct and forward contributions on behalf of producers on a per head/per carcass basis. The owner of any animals sold to someone other than a processor or via a livestock agent is responsible for paying the required contributions direct to the Director General of DPIRD.

Agents and processors are required to forward the producer IFS contributions to DPIRD within 30 days of the end of each calendar month. For sales that are not to a processor or via a stock agent, the owner of the animal(s) being sold is required to make the payment within 14 days of the sale. A 'Summary of contributions deducted' is to be returned to DPIRD along with the remittance.

For a copy of the 'Summary of contributions deducted' (remittance form), please see the documents section on the right hand side of this page.

See the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Industry Funding Scheme (Cattle) Regulations 2010 and the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Industry Funding Scheme (Sheep and Goat) Regulations 2010 for the regulatory requirements.

Contact information

Rebecca Heath
+61 (0)8 9690 2171