If you are an approved agent, you must lodge a return and pay livestock duty.
In July each year, we will issue you with a monthly return booklet containing pre-filled return forms including your customer and reference numbers and due dates for payment. You must complete the monthly return and lodge it with us whether or not you have a liability.
If you have a liability, duty for the month must be paid to us by the 21st day of the following month. If you have no liability for the month, a 'nil' return must be lodged to avoid penalty and interest for non-lodgement.
Please call 13 21 61 if you need more return forms for the:
- Cattle Compensation Fund,
- Sheep and Goat Compensation Fund,
- Swine Compensation Fund.
Gather required information
The following information is required to complete your monthly return:
- Your personal and business details, including ABN/ACN number if applicable,
- Relevant month of the return,
- Total sales by livestock or carcass type,
- Duty calculated for each amount sold.
You can refer to your booklet for specific instructions.
Complete and submit return
Please complete your monthly return using block letters in blue or black ballpoint pen, sign it and return it to us using one of these methods:
Send your return to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'Livestock duty return'.
If you choose to pay by cheque, you will need to send that separately to the address below (see Step 3 for payment details).
Fax your return form to 03 9628 6851 with a covering letter entitled "Livestock duty return".
If you are paying by cheque, send it separately to the address below (see Step 3 for payment details).
Send your return form and cheque (see Step 3 for payment details) to the address below:
State Revenue Office
GPO Box 1641
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
State Revenue Office
Make your payment
You can pay by VISA, MasterCard, BPAY, EFT or a cheque made payable to State Revenue Office Victoria.
If you pay by VISA, MasterCard, BPAY or EFT, please use the relevant reference for that month’s return to ensure your payment is allocated correctly.
If you are sending a cheque, please send it with the remittance slip from your return or print your customer number and reference details on the cheque back to ensure your payment is allocated correctly.
If your return is incomplete or has errors we will contact you.
You are required to maintain and keep all books, records, returns and physical or electronic working documents relevant to the calculation and payment of livestock duty available for inspection for seven years.