Grower

From Stanthorpe to Manjimup to the Huon Valley, over 500 Australian growers are responsible for producing the world’s highest quality apples and pears.

Levies

APAL does not collect levies.

However, APAL manages programs and services for the apple and pear industry that are largely funded through levies collected by the Australian Government and administered by Hort Innovation.

How the levy system works

Statutory levies are raised by growers and collected by the Australian Government.

The government passes these collected levies to Hort Innovation.

Hort Innovation then works with apple and pear growers to make strategic investments in R&D and marketing programs. Investment is guided by the Apple and Pear Strategic Investment Plan 2017 -2021 and decisions are made through consultation and advice from the industry, delivered through an industry-specific Strategic Investment Advisory Panel (SIAP).

The Australian Government contributes to the costs of R&D investments, but does not contribute to marketing programs.

 

Where does my levy money go?

Where does my levy money go?

Hort Innovation makes strategic investments designed to directly benefit growers in the apple and pear industry. Levies are invested into R&D activities, extension, marketing programs, residue testing, plant health programs, and pest management response programs. More information on Hort Innovation’s R&D activities for the apple and pear industry can be found here.

APAL delivers the following levy-funded programs:

Where does my levy money go?

How can I get involved?

Anyone can submit an investment idea.

Visit the Hort Innovation website to learn how projects are identified, prioritised and put into action and to submit your own ideas for review.

Familiarise yourself with how Hort Innovation consults with industry, including the role of the Apple and Pear Strategic Investment Advisory Panel (SIAP) and who sits on it. If you wish to contribute more directly, you can apply to join the SIAP.

Use your peak body. APAL advocates on industry’s behalf, provides input into the strategic investment plan and participates in both the SIAP and the Strategic Marketing Panel guiding investment of the marketing levy.

If you have investment or other ideas about the process you wish to have raised on your behalf contact APAL.

 

Apples levy and charge (Department of Agriculture and Water Resources)

Pears EPPR Marketing NRS PHA R&D TOTAL
Domestic and export (up to 30 September 2017) $0.00 1.03 cents per kilogram 0.075 cents per kilogram 0.02 cents per kilogram 0.72 cents per kilogram 1.845 cents per kilogram
Domestic and export
(commencing 1 October 2017)
0.05 cents per kilogram 1.03 cents per kilogram 0.075 cents per kilogram 0.02 cents per kilogram 0.72 cents per kilogram 1.895 cents per kilogram
Juicing $0.00 $2.00 per tonne 10 cents per tonne 65 cents per tonne $2.75 per tonne
Processing $0.00 $4.00 per tonne 20 cents per tonne $1.30 per tonne $5.50 per tonne

Visit DAWR for more information.

Pears levy and charge

Pears EPPR Marketing NRS R&D TOTAL
Domestic and export (up to 30 September 2017) $0.00 1.249 cents per kilogram 0.075 cents per kilogram 0.775 cents per kilogram 2.099 cents per kilogram
Domestic and export
(commencing 1 October 2017)
0.05 cents per kilogram 1.249 cents per kilogram 0.075 cents per kilogram 0.775 cents per kilogram 2.149 cents per kilogram
Juicing $0.00 $2.25 per tonne 10 cents per tonne 65 cents per tonne $2.95 per tonne
Processing $0.00 $4.50 per tonne 20 cents per tonne $1.20 per tonne $5.90 per tonne

Visit DAWR for more information.

Apple & Pear Fund Annual Reports

Hort Innovation publishes annual reports detailing how it invested the apple and pear levies on R&D and marketing during the past year.

Apple marketing project expenditure annual summaries:


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