Licensing

Game Meat Processing Facility fees and charges

All new approval and licence applications must include an application and annual fee.

PrimeSafe does not receive any government funding and operates on the basis of full cost recovery from the regulated industries. To do this, under the Meat Industry Act 1993, PrimeSafe has the function and power to fix and charge fees.

PrimeSafe follows the Department of Treasury and Finance’s guideline for setting fees and charges. PrimeSafe applies the same indexation of fees to those applicable to the remainder of the Government sector each year.

The annual fee for a game meat processing facility (field depot) and (premises) licence is calculated on a pro-rata basis.

The annual fee for a game meat field harvester approval and game meat processing facility (harvest vehicle) licence is not calculated on a pro-rata basis.

The current fees for a game meat field harvester approval are:

Approval Category

Application Fee ($)

Annual Fee ($)
Game Meat Field Harvester 113 226

The current fees for a game meat processing facility licences are:

Licence Category Annual Throughput

Application Fee ($)

Annual Fee ($)
Game Meat Processing Facility (Harvest Vehicle) Not applicable 224 448
Game Meat Processing Facility:
Field Depot (Vehicle) / Field Depot (Premises)
Up to 500 tonnes 341 682
501 to 2,500 tonnes 791 1,582
Over 2,500 tonnes 1,188 2,376
Game Meat Processing Facility (Premises) Up to 500 tonnes 448 895
501 to 2,500 tonnes 978 1,955
Over 2,500 tonnes 1,560 3,119