AgStewardship Australia Limited


On 21 August 2018 AgStewardship Australia Limited applied for revocation of its previous authorisation (A91382) and its substitution with a new authorisation, relating to the operation of its drumMUSTER and ChemClear programs, which provide for the collection of used, unwanted, empty agricultural and veterinary chemical containers and chemicals, funded by a voluntary levy on manufacturers and suppliers of the chemicals. The current authorisation expires on 19 February 2019.

The current application seeks re-authorisation of the arrangements for a further five years. AgStewardship seeks to increase the levy, which has been 4 cents per litre/kg since it was first imposed in 1999, to 6 cents per litre/kg.

A copy of the application and submission are available by following the links below.

On 9 November 2018 the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for a further five years. The ACCC invites submissions in response to the draft determination by interested parties by 23 November 2018. The ACCC will take all submissions into account in preparing its final determination which will be issued during or prior to February 2019.

Indicative timetable for assessment of the application

21 August 2018

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

24 August 2018

Public consultation process begins.

28 September 2018

Closing date for submissions from interested parties.

October 2018

Applicant responds to issues raised in the public consultation process.

9 November 2018

Draft determination.

November/December 2018

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called

Prior to 21 February 2019

Final determination.


  • AgStewardship Australia Limited

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000429-1


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