Waste levy fee units 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024
Victorian Government departments and agencies charge fees for services and regulatory purposes, including the waste levy, licensing and registering certain activities, and fines for improper conduct and to discourage unlawful behaviour.
Fees and fines are officially set and revised by legislation relevant to their application.
The Victorian Government has a policy of indexing certain fees and fines each year. For further explanation on fees and fines, see https://www.dtf.vic.gov.au/financial-management-government/indexation-fees-and-penalties
The EPA published what the fee unit for each levy category was going to be for 2023-24 back in June 2022, As the budget was handed down yesterday, The Department of Treasury and Finance Victoria confirmed that each fee unit is worth $15.90.
1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024
- value of a fee unit is $15.90; and
- value of a penalty unit is $192.31
This equates to an approximate increase of 4% to the waste levy.
These rates are specified in Gazette Number S256 dated 23 May 2023
Utilising this information I have updated the EPA’s Levy tables which you can find below.
Table 3: Municipal waste and Industrial waste
|Date when waste is received||Amount of waste levy payable under section 145(1) of the Environment Protection Act 2017for each tonne of waste received|
|Premises in prescribed municipal districts||Premises that are not in prescribed municipal districts|
|Municipal waste||Industrial waste||Municipal waste||Industrial waste|
|2023–24||8.13 fee units||8.13 fee units||4.06 fee units||7.15 fee units|
Table 4: Priority waste levy
|Date when waste is received||Amount of waste levy payable under section 145(2) of the Environment Protection Act 2017for each tonne of waste received|
|Soil containing asbestos||Packaged waste asbestos||Category|
|2023–24||2.06 fee units||2.06 fee units||17.15 fee units||8.13 fee units||8.13 fee units|