Legislative Environment

Sugar Research Australia Limited is a public company limited by guarantee operating under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the rules set out in our
Constitution.

SRA was declared as the industry services body for the Australian sugar industry on 5 August 2013 after passage of the following legislation by the Commonwealth Parliament on 28 June 2013:

  • Sugar Research and Development Services Act 2013
  • Sugar Research and Development Services (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2013
  • Sugar Research and Development Services (Consequential Amendments – Excise) Act 2013

In our role as the industry services body, SRA is entitled to receive the levies paid by grower and milling businesses, and matching funds from the Commonwealth Government.

SRA also operates under a
Statutory Funding Agreement between SRA and the Commonwealth Government.

Membership

Become a member of your industry-owned company.

Your participation in SRA is important to us. We encourage all growers and millers to become Members of SRA so that we can work together to make your research investment count.

Simply complete and return the SRA Membership Application Form to become a member of SRA.

If you have any questions regarding SRA membership, or would like to receive a membership pack in the mail, call (07) 3331 3300.

Statutory Levy

We are funded by a statutory levy – 70 cents per tonne of cane, with both grower and milling businesses each contributing 35 cents per tonne of cane.

The statutory levy came into force on 1 July 2013.

As from 1 July 2013 grower and milling businesses will not be charged for service and/or licence fees that would have been payable under a BSES Services Agreement and PBR Licence Agreement.