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If you are an approved agent, you must lodge a return and pay livestock duty.

We will issue a monthly return booklet to you in July each year. The booklet contains pre-filled return forms with your customer and reference numbers and due dates for payment. You must complete the monthly return and lodge it with us, regardless of whether you have a liability or not.

If you have a liability, duty for the month must be paid to us by the 21st day of the following month. If there is no liability for the month, a "nil" return must be lodged to avoid penalty and interest for non-lodgement or late payment.

Please call 13 21 61 if you require additional return forms for:

  • 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, but refer to your booklet for specific instructions:

  • Your personal and business details, including ABN/ACN number (if applicable),
  • Relevant month of the return,
  • Total sales by livestock or carcass type, and
  • Duty calculated for each amount sold
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 using one of these methods:

Email

Send your return to returns@sro.vic.gov.au 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

Fax your return form to 03 9628 6851 with a covering letter entitled "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).

Mail

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

or

State Revenue Office
DX 260090
Melbourne

3

Make your payment

You can pay by VISA, MasterCard, BPAY, EFT or 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.

Please send any cheque to us 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, such as stock sales information or duty calculations, we will contact you.

Please note you are required to maintain and keep available for inspection for seven years all books, records, returns and working documents (physical or electronic) relevant to the calculation and payment of livestock duty.