Poultry Processing Facility 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 poultry processing facility licence is calculated on a pro-rata basis.

The annual fee for a poultry processing facility licence is based on the estimated annual throughput of the facility. Throughput is defined as the number of units slaughtered at the facility per annum. The following measurements are used to calculate the number of units of throughput of a poultry processing facility:

  • 1 bird = 1 unit
  • 1 rabbit = 1 unit

The current fee schedule for a poultry processing facility licence is below. All PrimeSafe fees are GST exempt therefore a tax invoice will not be provided following receipt of payment.

Annual Throughput

Application Fee ($) Annual Fee ($)

Up to to 50,000 units (0 to 25,000kg)

969 1,938

50,001 to 500,000 units

1,325 2,649

500,001 to 2,500,000 units

2,029 4,058

2,500,001 to 5,000,000 units

3,481 6,962

Over 5,000,000 units

6,269 12,538

Fee Calculator

To determine the total fee payable for a poultry processing facility licence, please enter the number of animals slaughtered per annum.