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Freshcare Fee Structure

Freshcare is an industry benefit organisation with fees captured to contribute to the day-to-day operational costs and further developments of the Freshcare program, and to provide opportunities to its participating businesses. Freshcare seeks out opportunities for external project funding to keep the fees to participating businesses to a minimum, where possible.

Freshcare fees increase annually, and mostly in line with annual consumer price index (CPI) rates to assist with increasing running costs.
This year, the increase for some of our services is more than CPI, but remains modest as compared with other certification schemes.
Increases to fees as outlined below are effective as at 1 October 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: We know some of our participating businesses could be experiencing difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please contact our office to discuss options.

Fee Title Current Fees
from 1 July 2019 (excludes GST)
Fees effective
1 October 2020 (excludes GST)
Fee explanation
Business Registration Fee $86.50 updated to $150.00 per additional business effective
1 July 2020
$150.00 per additional business Fee for existing participating businesses to register additional businesses for certification with Freshcare. This fee covers the administration and set up for additional businesses.
Certification Body Royalty $36.00 per audit $54.00 per audit Royalty fee payable by the Certification Body per audit undertaken for each Freshcare Standard. This fee contributes to the management and review of Certification Body performance outcomes, maintenance, and support of the audit-reporting platform.
Certification Fee – Environmental Standard (ENV3) $103.50 per audit standalone or $51.75 per audit if combined with FSQ4.1 $100.00 per annual audit Certification fee payable by the participating business (collected via the Certification Body) for an annual audit to the Environmental Standard (ENV3).
This fee contributes to the ongoing development and management of the Freshcare Standard and resources.
Certification Fee –
Food Safety & Quality (FSQ4.1)
$103.50 per audit $150.00 per annual audit Certification fee payable by the participating business (collected via the Certification Body) for an annual audit to the Food Safety & Quality Standard (FSQ4.1). This fee contributes to the ongoing development and management of the Freshcare Standard and resources.
Certification Fee –
Food Safety & Quality Supply Chain (SC1)
$207.00 per audit $275.00 per annual audit Certification fee payable by the participating business (collected via the Certification Body) for an annual audit to the Food Safety & Quality Supply Chain Standard (SC1).
This fee contributes to the ongoing development and management of the Freshcare Standard and resources.
Certification Fee – Sustainability Viticulture (AWISSP-VIT1)
Previously ENV-VIT
$207.00 per triennial audit**
**Reduced to $103.50 if undertaken as a combined audit with AWISSP-WIN1
$220.00 per triennial audit*
*Reduced to $115.00 if  undertaken as a combined  audit with AWISSP-WIN1
Certification fee payable by the participating business (collected via the Certification Body) for the triennial audit of AWISSP-VIT1.
This fee contributes to the ongoing development and management of the Freshcare Standard and resources.
Certification Fee – Sustainability Winery (AWISSP-WIN1) Previously ENV-WIN $207.00 per triennial audit $220.00 per triennial audit Certification fee payable by the participating business (collected via the Certification Body) for the triennial audit of AWISSP-WIN1.
This fee contributes to the ongoing development and management of the Freshcare Standard and resources.
FreshcareOnline for Customers Subscription Previously $36.00, updated to $37.50 per month effective
1 July 2020
$37.50 per month Monthly access subscription fee for FreshcareOnline Customer access for approved supplier management.
Trainer Royalty Fee $82.50 per trainee $122.50 per trainee Royalty fee payable by Trainers for each trainee who undertakes approved Freshcare training.
This fee contributes to the development and management of the Freshcare program and training resources.

The Freshcare Funding graphic below indicates the revenue sources that cover the ongoing costs of the Freshcare program.

For more information on the costs associated with training and audits, please visit our Training and Certification pages.

Freshcare Funding Source Graphic (correct as of 30 June 2019).