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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 has been formed and 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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Find project updates and see your levy at work in the latest Hortlink


New, ongoing and recently completed projects

New, ongoing and completed projects

A list of all current R&D projects – along with information including their latest progress and resources – can be found in Hort Innovation’s quarterly Hortlink publication. Visit Hortlink 2018, edition 2 here.

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel

The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the melon industry has been appointed.

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel

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SIAP meetings and summaries

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Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure


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Contact at Hort Innovation

Bradley Mills
Relationship Manager

T 03 9691 3523
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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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