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The introduction of the melon levy occurred on January 1, 2017.

On behalf of levy paying horticulture industries, Hort Innovation invests levy dollars and Australian Government contributions into research and development (R&D) projects to improve growers’ productivity and profitability and ensure the long-term sustainability of the industry.

Varieties captured by the melon levy are:

  • Charentais melon
  • Galia melon, also known as Hami melon
  • Honeydew melon, also known as Piel de sapo
  • Horned melon
  • Korean melon
  • Rockmelon
  • Watermelon.

For further information on industry levy, please visit the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

To provide advice to help ensure R&D investment decisions are balanced and prioritised by the current needs of each horticulture levy industry, Hort Innovation has established Strategic Investment Advisory Panels (SIAPs) for levy paying industries.

A melon industry SIAP will be formed in the first quarter of 2017. As part of the SIAPs initial activity, it will discuss the process for developing the melon industry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP). The SIP underpins all R&D investments made by Hort Innovation.

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Melon Strategic Investment Advisory Panel

Hort Innovation is in the process of appointing the melon industry Strategic Investment Advisory Panel (SIAP).

We are now shortlisting applications for interview.

Successful applicants will be notified and the final panel make up will be listed on this page.


Contact at Hort Innovation


Will Gordon
Relationship Manager

T 03 9691 3525
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Industry representative body: Australian Melon Assoc. Inc.

PO Box 913
Kenmore QLD 4069
T 0413 101 646
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