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Wine Producers’ Committee

Wine Producers FFS Notice for 2018 Vintage

APC Wine Producers’ Committee – Fee for Service Return, 2018 Vintage

Payment due by 30 September 2018

The APC[1] Wine Producers’ Committee is now in its third year of operation with the Fee for Service (FFS) for the 2018 vintage due for payment. 

The Agricultural Produce (Wine Industry) Regulations 2016 (the regulations) require a wine producer[2] to pay such charges as are set by the Commission[3] under the Act.

The total charge payable has three (3) components:

  • State services rate for state wide services – calculated on total overall tonnes
  • Regional GI rate for regional services – calculated on total tonnes for each GI location in which grapes were grown

  • Biosecurity for all GI locations – calculated on total overall tonnes

The rate for each component / GI region is different.  You can see the rates on the FFS rate charge table (below).

The committee has commenced the ‘Biosecurity’ collection as of the 2018 Vintage.  Funds collected for biosecurity will be accumulated for use on biosecurity matters which would affect the wine industry.  The biosecurity rate for the 2018 Vintage is 0.05 cents per tonne.

Attached is an Wine Producers Committee:

  • FFS return form[4].  An excel version of the form can also be downloaded from the APC website (apcwa.org.au), or requested from the Commission at apcadmin@dpird.wa.gov.au.  Due to the variety of charges applicable, it is highly recommended that the form is completed using excel, rather than as a hard copy manual return.  This return form must be completed for the 2018 vintage for any wine grapes processed.
  • FFS Contract Winemaking[5] return form.  This is to be completed by any processing facility which has processed on behalf of a producer.
  • FFS ‘Nil’ return form.  This is to be completed if you did not process any wine grapes in the 2018 vintage.  If you did not process in the 2018 vintage please provide the further information required so that we can identify whether you will be processing in future years.
  • FFS rate charge table for the 2018 vintage by GI location with explanatory notes. 

You are only required to complete the forms which are relevant to you.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us at the APC.  We value all feedback and comments as this will help us to improve our service to you.

If you have only received this notice in hard copy (via post) and would like an electronic copy / form please contact us with your email details.

We can be contacted on:

  • Ingrid Behr – APCManager@dpird.wa.gov.au
    9368 3127
  • Jennifer Tiong / Satjinder Kour – APCadmin@dpird.wa.gov.au
    9368 3465 / 9368 3734.

  • [1] Agricultural Produce Commission Act 1988, sec 12(1)
  • [2] Agricultural Produce (Wine Industry) Regulations 2016 clause 1 – r3 – Wine producer means a person
    • (a) Who is the owner of wine grapes when they are received at a processing facility; and
    • (b) Whose business is or includes the production of wine from those wine grapes.
      Processing facility means a facility where wine grapes are processed in a wine making process.
      Wine making process has the meaning given in the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999 (Commonwealth) Schedule 26
  • [3] Agricultural Produce (Wine Industry) Regulations 2016 – r7 – Payment of charges
  • [4] Agricultural Produce (Wine Industry) Regulations 2016 – r8 – Returns by producers
  • [5] Agricultural Produce (Wine Industry) Regulations 2016 – r9 – Returns by operators of processing facilities

Fee For Service


Fee for Service

The FFS is paid by wine producers (a person who is the owner of the wine grapes when they are received at a processing facility and whose business is or includes the production of wine from those wine grapes).

The FFS charge has three components with funds going to

  • the state association, Wines of Western Australia (WOWA) which provides services relevant to all producers and GI locations
  • the the regional association for the GI location in which the wine grapes were grown which provides services relevant to that particular location.
  • a biosecurity charge (as of 2018 Vintage).  These funds will be accumulated for use on biosecurity matters affecting the wine industry.

The APC Wine FFS return form must be used to remit the FFS.

The regulations for the collection of the wine Fee for Service charge are contained in the Agricultural Produce (Wine Industry) Regulations 2016

 

APC Wine Producers' Committee Fee for Service Charge Rates with effect from 31 July 2018

Tonnage Range State Services Base Rate State Services Volume Rate (per tonne)  Blackwood Base Rate   Geographe Base Rate   Geographe Volume Rate (per tonne)   Great Southern Base Rate   Great Southern Volume Rate (per tonne)   Margaret River Base Rate   Margaret River Volume Rate (per tonne)   Peel Base Rate   Perth Hills Voume Rate (per tonne)   Swan Volume Rate (per tonne)   Pemberton / Manjimup (Wine Industry Southern Forests) Base Rate   Pemberton / Manjimup (Wine Industry Southern Forests) Volume Rate (per tonne)  Biosecurity per tonne
Up to 2 $75.00 $0.00 $140.00 $200.00 $0.00 $75.00 $0.00 $130.00 $0.00 $125.00 $10.00 $1.50 $50.00 $11.00 .05c per tonne
Over 2 - 5 $100.00 $0.00 $140.00 $200.00 $0.00 $100.00 $0.00 $130.00 $0.00 $125.00 $10.00 $1.50 $50.00 $9.00
Over 5 - 10 $165.00 $0.00 $140.00 $250.00 $0.00 $160.00 $0.00 $292.50 $0.00 $125.00 $10.00 $1.50 $60.00 $8.50
11-29 $225.00 $13.16 $140.00 $250.00 $3.95 $225.00 $13.89 $292.50 $17.11 $125.00 $10.00 $1.50 $150.00 $2.00
30-49 $475.00 $11.88 $140.00 $350.00 $1.32 $475.00 $11.84 $617.50 $15.44 $125.00 $10.00 $1.50 $150.00 $1.70
50-99 $712.00 $7.60 $140.00 $400.00 $0.40 $700.00 $1.02 $926.25 $9.88 $125.00 $10.00 $1.50 $150.00 $1.50
100-199 $1,092.50 $5.70 $140.00 $400.00 $0.40 $750.00 $0.51 $1,420.25 $7.41 $125.00 $10.00 $1.50 $150.00 $1.20
200-299 $1,662.50 $4.28 $140.00 $500.00 $0.21 $800.00 $0.51 $2,161.25 $5.56 $125.00 $10.00 $1.50 $150.00 $1.00
300-499 $2,090.00 $3.80 $140.00 $500.00 $0.21 $850.00 $0.75 $2,717.00 $4.94 $125.00 $10.00 $1.50 $150.00 $0.50
500-749 $2,850.00 $1.90 $140.00 $500.00 $0.21 $1,000.00 $0.40 $3,705.00 $2.47 $125.00 $10.00 $1.50 $150.00 $0.33
750-999 $3,325.00 $1.52 $140.00 $500.00 $0.21 $1,100.00 $1.61 $4,322.50 $1.98 $125.00 $10.00 $1.50 Nil Nil
1000-1999 $3,705.00 $1.05 $140.00 $650.00 $0.05 $1,500.00 $0.50 $4,816.50 $1.36 $125.00 $10.00 $1.50 Nil Nil
2000-3999 $4,750.00 $0.95 $140.00 $650.00 $0.05 $2,000.00 $0.50 $6,175.00 $1.24 $125.00 $10.00 $1.50 Nil Nil
4000-5999 $6,650.00 $0.71 $140.00 $800.00 $0.03 $3,000.00 $0.50 $8,645.00 $0.93 $125.00 $10.00 $1.50 Nil Nil
6000-9999 $8,075.00 $0.36 $140.00 $800.00 $0.03 $4,000.00 $0.25 Nil Nil $125.00 $10.00 $1.50 Nil Nil
10000+ $9,500.00 Nil $140.00 $1,000.00 $0.00 $5,000.00 $0.00 Nil Nil $125.00 $10.00 $1.50 Nil Nil
 

Explanatory Notes

  • The total charge payable has three (3) components:

    • State services rate for state wide services – calculated on total overall tonnes

    • Regional GI rate for regional services – calculated on total tonnes for each GI location in which grapes were grown

    • Biosecurity for all GI locations – calculated on total overall tonnes

  • Wine Industry Southern Forest consists of Pemberton and Manjimup.

  • Charges can consist of a

    • base plus volume rate or

    • a base rate only or

    • a volume rate only.

  • For the State, Geographe, Great Southern and Margaret River the calculation is

    • base rate plus number of tonnes processed deducted from starting (lowest) amount in tonnage range.  For example:  13 tonnes from Geographe would be $250 (base rate), plus result arrived at by deducting the number of tonnes processed from lowest in applied tonnage range (11-29) therefore 13 less11 = 2, therefore 2 * $3.9474 (volume rate for tonnage range).  Total = $257.89.

  • The Wine Industry Southern Forests calculation is a base rate, plus no of tonnes multiplied by volume rate.  For example 13 tonnes from WISF would be $150 (base rate) plus 13 (tonnes) *$2.00 (volume rate).  Total = $176.00.

  • Blackwood and Peel apply a base rate only. 13 tonnes from Blackwood would = $140 (base rate for 11 – 29 range).

  • Swan and Perth Hills apply a volume rate only – for Perth Hills 13 tonnes would = 13 *$10 (volume rate for range) = 130.

When completing the FFS return form, calculations are automatically made for you.

 

APC Wine Producers' Committee - Budgets 2018/19


  • BLACKWOOD VALLEY  | Expenditure |  Expected FFS Charge Income
  • - | | 3,220
  • Blackwood Valley Marketing Events (Country Music Festival, Taste of Blackwood, Wine Show, Blues at Bridgetown) | 2,898 |
  • APC Administration Charge | 322 |
  • TOTAL | 3,220 | 3,220
  • Predicted Balance at EOFY | - |
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  • GEOGRAPHE WINE INDUSTRY  | Expenditure |  Expected FFS Charge Income
  • - | | 15,550
  • Website Management & Wine Show | 1,950 |
  • Upgrade of Roadsigns & Promoting banners in accordance with new branding | 5,000 |
  • Developing photo,video and marketing collateral  | 4,000 |
  • Developing an implementation plan to increase sales   | 3,000 |
  • APC Administration Charge | 1,550 |
  • TOTAL | 15,500  |   15,500
  • Predicted Balance at EOFY | - |
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  • GREAT SOUTHERN WINE PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION| Expenditure |  Expected FFS Charge Income
                                                                     
  • - | | 45,000
  • Secretariat | 10,000 |
  • Develop Regional Marketing collateral |9,500 |
  • Develop Regional Profile and skills  | 7,000 |
  • Regional Events  | 4,500 |
  • International Events | 9,500 |
  • APC Administration Charge | 4,500 |
  • TOTAL | 45,000  |    45,000  
  • Predicted Balance at EOFY |-|
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  • MARGARET RIVER WINE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION| Expenditure | Expected FFS Charge
    Income
  • - || 235,577
  • Brand and Engagement  |  |

  • MR Brand Development - |23,525 |

  • International Marketing and Events |35,287 |

  • Domestic Marketing  and Events |42,344 |

  • MR Wine Show Cabernet Challenge & |35,287 |

  • PR/Consumer Communication Campaigns |28,229 |

  • Member and Industry Communications |23,525 |

  • Landscape and Community  |  |

  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainablity |7,057 |

  • Smoke mitigation management  |4,705 |

  • Partnership and Key Relationships  |  |

  • Brand Protection & Representation |11,762 |

  • State & Federal Industry Body Relationships |11,762 |

  • Allied Agency Relationship Building |11,762 |

  • APC Administration Charge | 23,558 |

  • TOTAL | 258,803    |        235,577

  • Predicted Balance at EOFY |23,226|

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  • PEEL WINE ASSOCIATION | Expenditure | Expected FFS Charge
    Income
  • - ||1,000
  • Marketing banners |900|
  • APC Administration Charge | 100 |
  • TOTAL | 1,000    |    1,000
  • Predicted Balance at EOFY |- |
  •  

  • PERTH HILLS  | Expenditure | Expected FFS Charge
    Income
  •  - | | 4,500
  • Regional study  | 3,000 |

  • Technical Workshops  |300 |

  • APC Administration Charge | 450 |
  • TOTAL 3,750  | 4,500
  • Predicted Balance at EOFY | 750|
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  • WINE INDUSTRY SOUTHERN FORESTS | Expenditure | Expected FFS Charge
    Income
  •  - || 7,560
  • Website / Apps (Pemberton)  | 550 |

  • Workshops and training | 2,500|

  • Timber Towns Wine Show | 750|

  • Brand development  | 1,500|

  • Marketing tools | 1,500|

  • APC Administration Charge | 756 |
  • TOTAL | 7556  | 7560
  • Predicted Balance at EOFY | 4|
  •  

  • SWAN VALLEY AND REGIONAL ASSOCIATION | Expenditure | Expected FFS Charge
    Income
  •  - || 6,300
  • Strategic Review / Plan | 1,165 |

  • Marketing Plan | 1,165 |

  • Marketing Events/Wine Show | 3,000 |

  • APC Administration Charge | 630 |
  • TOTAL | 5,960 | 6,330
  • Predicted Balance at EOFY | 340|
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  • WINES OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA | Expenditure | Expected FFS Charge
    Income
  •  - || 291,850
  • Industry Structure & Development | 60,00 |

  • Market Development & Consumer Interaction | 75,00 |

  • RDE&E and Technical | 10,000|

  • Legislation, Regulation, Biosecurity & Social Responsibility | 115,000 |

  • APC Administration Charge | 29,185 |
  • TOTAL | 289,185 | 291,850
  • Predicted Balance at EOFY | 2,665|
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  • BIOSECURITY ACCOUNT | Expenditure | Expected FFS Charge
    Income
  • Rate of 0.05c per tonne for all producers -64,135 tonnes expected in 18/19 - || 3,207
  • APC Administration Charge | 321 |
  • TOTAL | 321 | 3,207
  • Predicted Balance at EOFY | 2,886|
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Services undertaken by the Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Services delivered by the committee are provided through either the state association Wines of Western Australia (WOWA), or the regional wine associations.

Some activities include:

  • Support for marketing events
  • Development of strategic plans for GI locations
  • Innovation, RD&E and Biosecurity

A report on Committee activities will be found in the APC Annual Report.

Committee Membership

The committee currently comprises of nine members, representing the wine GI locations of Western Australia. All efforts are made to achieve a balanced Committee with representation from all GI locations in WA, as well as members possessing experience in a range of areas.


  • Name | Term of Appointment | Email / Mobile
  • Chairperson
    Jeff Burch | Jan 2016-May 2019 | jeffb@hpw.com.au 0418 384 558
  • Nigel Gallop | Jan 2016-May 2019 |  
  • Kim Tyrer | Jan 2016-May 2019 |  
  • John Sprigg | Jan 2016-May 2019 |   
  • Catherine Howard | Jan 2016-May 2019 |   
  • David Atkinson | Jan 2016-May 2019 |   
  • Jim Campell Clause | Jan 2016-May 2019 |   
  • Jeff Dewar | Jan 2016-May 2019 |   
  • Monica Radomiljac | Jan 2016-May 2019 |   
  • Committee EO
    Larry Jorgensen | | ceo@winewa.asn.au 0448 884 161
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Committee

Committee members are appointed for a three year period with terms (usually) commencing in June and ending in May of the relevant year. Members may apply for re-appointment once their period of tenure has expired.

When positions becomes vacant the Commission calls for applications from growers who might be interested in applying for membership on the Committee. This is done by placing advertisements in statewide newspapers, on the APC website and in relevant industry newsletters. Should you have an interest in applying, please contact the Commission at, APCManager@dpird.wa.gov.au, and your name will be placed on a register of interested persons.

Functions

The Committee is enabled to provide services (a) to (m) as listed in Section 12.1 of the APC Act 1988.

Should you have any suggestions or feedback please contact the Committee EO, Larry Jorgensen at ceo@winewa.asn.au

 

 

APC Wine Producers Committee Established in December 2015


The APC Wine Producers’ Committee was established in December 2015. A call for nominations for membership on the committee saw ten nominations received.  All ten nominees were appointed to the committee to provide a strong representation of GI regions and wine producers.

The Committee works with all Western Australian Regional Wine Associations and the State Association to provide services on behalf of Western Australian wine producers. The fee for service charge is collected from all wine producers annually after vintage.

The motivation for the establishment of the committee was to provide the wine industry with a united, sustainable and influential voice.  An APC Wine Committee, working with all State and Regional Wine Associations provides a model to enable the Western Australian Wine Industry to prosper.

The Wine Producers’ Committee represents all West Australian wine regions and with the security of funding will be able to instigate longer term programs to bring about positive change and growth for West Australian wine producers.

One goal will be to increase recognition of Western Australian fine wine regions as some of the best, most distinctive, pure, and pristine in the world.

The Chairperson of the Committee; Mr Jeff Burch of Howard Park and MadFish Wines said “We have an exciting future with wine in Western Australia, where we have a wonderful product, produced in a clean green environment that is increasingly appreciated internationally. This development will enable the WA Wine Industry to work together to take that message to the international market place. Every bottle of WA Wine sold outside of WA is a postcard from Western Australia.”

Anyone wanting to know more can contact the Committee chairperson, Jeff Burch on 0418 384 558, or the Commission directly through Ingrid Behr, 9368 3127, APCManager@dpird.wa.gov.au

The Wine Producers’ Committee looks forward to working with producers, Regional Associations and Wines of WA to create a sustainably profitable future for our industry.

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