Levies and charges are imposed at the request of peak industry bodies for:
- research and development;
- animal disease management; and
- residue analysis.
Levies and charges are collected on the sale, slaughter and live export of animals in the beef, sheepmeat and goat industries and on the slaughter of buffalo.
The Australian Government legislates for, collects and disburses the levies and export charges on behalf of industry.
The Levies Revenue Service has responsibility for collection and disbursement of the money.