Fees for registration

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​When you register products under the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme, you will be required to pay registration fees. Your product registration will not be complete until all fees are paid.

Payment of fees is due within 30 days of your invoice, or by 22 January each year for renewals of existing registrations.

You are responsible for making sure your registration details and payments stay up-to-date or your registrations may expire.

Manage your fees and payments through the My payments section of our product registration database.

Fee structure

Annual registration fees are calculated using a tier system based on the total number of unique models you are registering and have already registered.

If you register new models during the year and move into a higher fee tier, you will be charged a bridging fee. The bridging fee is the difference between your current tier and the new tier.

Check the My payments section of our product registration database for details of:

  • your current fee tier
  • any bridging fees you owe.

Registration fees are GST exempt.

When you submit an application, you will receive an estimate of possible fees. Do not pay this estimated amount as it may change during the assessment process.

Fee tiers
TierNumber of modelsFee per tier ($)Bridge fee to this tier ($)
11–5600-
26–101,100500
311–201,700600
421–302,500800
531–403,300800
641–504,100800
751–755,6001,500
876–1007,5001,900
9101–15010,0002,500
10151–20013,0003,000
11201–25016,0003,000
12251–30019,0003,000
13301–35022,0003,000
14351–40025,0003,000
15401–45028,0003,000
16451–50031,0003,000
17501–75037,5006,500
18751–1,00052,00014,500
191,001–1,50075,00023,000
201,501–2,00098,00023,000
212,001–4,000121,00023,000

Invoices and outstanding fees

Invoices are issued for all fees that you are required to pay, after an application has been assessed as correct for registration. Your registration will not be processed until you have paid these fees.

Your invoices and receipts are stored in the My Payments section of our product registration database.

When a new invoice is available for you to view, an email will be automatically sent to your registered email address. Please pay on invoice only.

Applications awaiting payment

Some applications will not be processed until you pay fees for another application.

Check if you have applications awaiting payment:

  1. Log in to the product registration database.
  2. Select My Payments.
  3. Select Payment Details.
  4. View any unpaid invoices by selecting the PDF document icon.

You can view all invoices and receipts in My Payments.

Payment options

Invoice payment terms are 30 days.

For renewals only — if payment is not received before 22 January then your current registrations will expire and you will have to create a new application to register these models.

Payment can be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT), credit card (Visa or Master Card only), BPAY® (Australian bank accounts only) or cheque. EFT is the preferred and quickest payment method.

Make sure you include the invoice number displayed on your tax invoice (e.g. 300XXXXXX) to ensure fast and accurate processing.

A receipt will be uploaded to your My Payments section after payment has been received and processed. You will be notified by email when this occurs.

Electronic funds transfer (EFT)

Account Name: DAWR Official Administered Receipts Account
Bank: Reserve Bank of Australia
Bank Address: 20–22 London Circuit CANBERRA ACT 2601
BSB: 092 ​009
Account No: 111700
Currency: Australian Dollars
Sort/Swift code: RSBKAU2S
Your invoice number:

Some banks may charge a fee for international transfers. You are responsible for ensuring that the full registration fee is transferred, including paying any bank fees in addition to the registration fee.

Credit card

Make credit card payments online.

Credit card payments may take up to 10 ​days to process.

BPAY®

BPAY® is available for organisations that have an Australian bank account. BPAY® is a bill payment service that allows you to make payments directly from your cheque or savings account. You can make your payment by using your financial institution's internet, mobile or telephone banking service.

BPAY® payments can only be made from a registered Australian financial institution that participates in the BPAY® scheme. Check your financial institution's processing deadlines to avoid late payment.

Find out more about how to pay your invoice with BPAY® on the BPAY® website or contact your Australian financial institution.

Cheque

Made out and posted to:

The Collector of Public Money
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Locked Bag 34
KINGSTON ACT 2604

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