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 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, 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’s levy-funded programs include:

Where does my levy money go?

How can I get involved?

Investment ideas can be submitted directly to Hort Innovation through the investment idea proposal form. Apple and pear growers are encouraged to reach out to the Strategic Investment Advisory Panel (SIAP) for the industry.

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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