Changes to the Chestnut levy and charge

Starting 1 January 2016, the overall Chestnut Levy and Charge rate will increase from 10c/kg ($100/tonne) to 11c/kg ($110/tonne). The change is attributed to the 1c/kg ($10/tonne) Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) levy increase used to repay the industry share of the cost in relation to an emergency response to chestnut blight in Victoria.

Note: Information on Quarterly and Annual Returns

Quarterly returns

Chestnut levy and charge payers who submit quarterly returns should submit these returns as usual with the new rate commencing from the January to March 2016 quarterly return.

Annual returns

Chestnut levy payers who submit annual returns will be required to report two separate rates in their 2015-16 annual return form.

  • 1 July to 31 December2015, the rate is 10 cents per kilogram
  • 1 January to 30 June 2016, the rate is 11 cents per kilogram – this rate will be applicable to all future returns
For more information please read the information on chestnut levy and charge . ​​