The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) is undertaking broader consultation with industry prior to the Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) being finalised.

A virtual consultative meeting will be held on Friday 4 June 2021 from 9am to 10:30am (AEST) to:

  • Discuss updates to the horticulture cost recovery arrangement cost base.
  • Describe the fees and charges for 2021-22 through to 2024-25.

AUSVEG strongly encourages all grower-exporters to attend this virtual consultation meeting to understand the impact of the proposed price increases on exporting businesses.

You can join the meeting via the following options:

Microsoft Teams meeting:
Join on your computer or mobile app: Click here to join the meeting

Join with a video conferencing device:

Video Conference ID: 137 207 878 9: Alternate VTC dialing instructions
Or call in (audio only): +61 2 7208 4605,,797603719#   Australia, Sydney
Phone Conference ID: 797 603 719#
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Exporting growers are encouraged to make a submission to the Department of Agriculture outlining the impact that increased export charges will have on their business through Have Your Say on the DAWE website by Thursday 10 June 2021.

There are two ways for you to express your thoughts and concerns for how these increases will impact your business:

  1. Provide individual feedback through a submission via the Department of Agriculture’s Have Your Say feedback portal, or
  2. Contact AUSVEG, via email or phone, to communicate your views for inclusion in the vegetable industry submission to government.

For further information, contact the AUSVEG Export Department on (03) 9882 0277 or via

*Read more in this ‘Proposed increase in export fees & charges – Public consultation period closes 10 June 2021‘ article, published on 21 May 2021.