Retail Butcher Shop fees and charges

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.

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

The annual fee for a retail butcher shop licence is not calculated on a pro-rata basis.

The current fees for a retail butcher shop licence are:

Annual Throughput

Application Fee ($)

Annual Fee ($)
Meat and/or poultry only 172 344
Meat/poultry and smallgoods 347 693

All PrimeSafe fees are GST exempt therefore a tax invoice will not be provided following receipt of payment.

(Note: Facilities wholesaling greater than 50 tonnes require a Further Meat Processing licence).

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