Fees and services
State Government’s new Fee Unit Model
The Queensland Government introduced a new Fee Unit Model (the model) under Queensland Treasury’s Principles for Fees and Charges policy on 1 July 2021. The Fee Unit Model changed the mechanism for how fees are updated annually to reflect indexation.
The model replaces fee dollars with a set fee unit, with the fee unit value prescribed in the Acts Interpretation Act 1954 (AIA).
Under the AIA the fee unit value set for 2021–22 fees was 1 fee unit = $1.00, meaning a prescribed regulatory fee of $3.75 in 2021–22 equalled 3.75 fee units.
Annual fee indexation for 2023–24 has been made to the AIA and commences on 1 July 2023 using the Government Indexation Rate (GIR) of 3.4%. The 2023-24 fee unit value in the AIA is now 1 fee unit = $1.060.
In the above example, the 2023–24 fee unit dollar value for 3.75 fee units is $4.00. (3.75 x $1.060 = 3.975 rounded to 4.00).
Department prescribed regulations contain the dollar value rounding rule which must be applied when calculating the new fee unit dollar value for all regulatory and non-regulatory fees. Other department publications and receipting systems will continue to reference fee dollars for all regulatory and non-regulatory fees as well.
Licences, permits, approvals and resource use
- Agistment, grazing and stock route permits
- Animal licences and permits
- Assessment of Transitional Environmental Programs (TEPs)
- Camping and vehicle access permits
- Commercial activity agreements and permits
- Communication facility authority and occupation permits
- Communications facilities for State forests
- Environmentally relevant activities—Annual fees (other than mining, petroleum or gas) (chapter 4)
- Environmentally relevant activities—Annual fees (prescribed ERAs and resource activities)
- Environmentally relevant activities—Annual fees (resource ERAs)
- Environmentally relevant activities—Application and miscellaneous fees
- Licensing for temporary emissions
- Organised event permits
- Plant and wildlife record books and tags
- Plant licences and permits
- Quarry and dredging materials
- Waste management
Recreation and tourism services
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