APVMA levy audit program

We’re working with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and PricewaterhouseCoopers to undertake an audit of industry levy payments received for sales of registered agricultural and veterinary chemical products between 2014 and 2017.

A selection of companies with registered agricultural and veterinary chemical products will be audited.

If you sell APVMA registered products, you should ensure your financial reporting is up to date and accurate and you are fully compliant with the legislation. If you find an issue, or require more information, please contact the APVMA on 1300 700 315.

Companies found to have understated their levy contributions may be subject to fines and other compliance action.  Companies found to have overstated their sales may be eligible for a refund.

Levies fund the APVMA’s work to ensure the ongoing safety and performance of products sold on the Australian market, such as our chemical review  and adverse experience reporting programs.

Learn more about the APVMA’s collection of levies for registered product sales.

APVMA quality management system

The APVMA maintains strong controls over its key processes to ensure its legislative obligations are met. The APVMA quality management system emphasises responsiveness to customers and stakeholders, consistency of output, efficient resource management and continuous improvement. It is reviewed and monitored by a monthly managers' meeting and is subject to internal and external audit.

APVMA Audit Committee

The APVMA Audit Committee is an essential part of the APVMA’s governance and risk framework. One of the main functions of the committee is the approval and oversight of the strategic internal audit plan. The committee also monitors the results of the annual financial statement audit conducted by the Australian National Audit Office.

Please see full details about the APVMA's Audit Committee, or ANAO Audit Report 2006 and the 2010 Progress on Implementation of Recommendations and Addressing Suggestions of the ANAO Performance Audit (2006).

Fraud control

The APVMA has a fraud risk assessment and a fraud control plan in place that complies with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines. The fraud control plan includes fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data collection procedures.

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