national vegetable levy information

The National Vegetable Levy is payable by the producer on all vegetables produced in Australia. It may be collected by first purchasers, agents, merchants or exporters who forward the money to the Levies Revenue Services (LRS) which is then forward onto HIA

Producers who sell fresh vegetables by retail sale, ie. direct to the public by way of roadside stalls, shed sales, farm gate, etc. must forward their levy payment directly to LRS. For more information on lodging returns and paying levies click here 

What does HIA do?

Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited (HIA) is a not-for-profit, grower-owned Research and Development Corporation (RDC) for Australia’s $9 billion horticulture industry. HIA invests more than $100 million in research, development and marketing programs annually.

The government currently contributes a dollar for every levy dollar spend on research and development, effectively doubling the funds available to industry to address pressing issues like pest incursion control, biosecurity and improving market access. For more information click here   

Member and stakeholder registration

Register as a member or stakeholder for your opportunity to be kept up to date with industry news including upcoming events, project outcomes and recently published final reports.

Registration is free and brings with it many benefits for business entities, individuals and the wider horticulture sector.

Please remember paying a levy does not automatically make you a member of Horticulture Innovation Australia. To register click here

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