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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.
  1. 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.

    Refer to your booklet for specific instructions.

  2. 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 by email, fax or post.


    Send your return to with the subject line 'Livestock duty return'.

    If paying by cheque, you need to mail it 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 paying by cheque, you need to mail 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:

    State Revenue Office
    GPO Box 1641
    Melbourne VIC 3001


    State Revenue Office
    DX 260090

  3. Make your payment

    You can pay by VISA, MasterCard, BPAY, electronic funds transfer (EFT) or a cheque made payable to the 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 back of the cheque to ensure your payment is allocated correctly.

Next Steps

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, and make them available for inspection, for seven years.

Last modified: 27 November 2019
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