Horse Industry Disease Response Levy - Australian Government

Service summary

You may be required to pay this levy if you manufacture horse feeds or worm treatments for horses.

The levy can be imposed on manufactured feed and worming treatments for the horse industry.

The intention is that the levy will remain set at zero until the horse industry is beset by an emergency disease outbreak and payment is required to the Commonwealth following the completion of their emergency response.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


The levy is required to be paid on an annual basis.



No fees are required unless there is an emergency disease outbreak that impacts the horse industry.



Levy Payment Requirements and Application - Please consult directly with the Agency for further details.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Biosecurity Animal

Act(s) name

Horse Disease Response Levy Act 2011 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Biosecurity Animal

Mailing address:
GPO Box 878
Australian Capital Territory 2601




02 62723933


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