Use this form to apply for a partial refund relating to an overpayment of a PBR examination fee. You may be entitled to a partial refund if your growing trial was conducted at an authorised Centralised Testing Centre (CTC) from 1996 onwards and you paid more than the discounted examination fee that applies to such applications. Applicable examination fees to 30 June 2012 were $800 and from 01 July 2012 are $920. Each edition of the Plant Variety Journal published the CTCs authorised at the time of their publication. IP Australia is unable to process a request for a refund without this completed form.

For further information please contact us on: Phone: 1300 65 10 10 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) Canberra time

Your Contact details
Please note that refunds will only be made to a person or entity that was the applicant at the time the examination fee was paid (or their current Agent). If you are the current Agent representing the PBR applicant/owner you will need to provide a letter of authorisation from the applicant/owner to request a refund on their behalf.
Once you have chosen your file, it will automatically upload. You do not need to click the “Upload” button”
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Attach proof of payment, i.e. receipt, bank statement, statutory declaration (evidence of payment is required for a refund to be issued)
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Once you have chosen your file, it will automatically upload. You do not need to click the “Upload” button”.

PBR Application details and Payment details
We need to correctly identify the application and assess the entitlement to a refund. If you trialled more than one variety at the same CTC during the same time period you can combine their information in the application number and variety fields, using a comma (,) to separate them. For varieties trialled during a different time period, you will need to complete a separate form.
Method of Refund
Note: Refunds will only be made to a person or entity that was the applicant at the time the examination fee was paid or their current Agent acting on their behalf.

Refund the credit card I used to make the original payment (IP Australia can only apply credit to a credit card if you previously used that card to make a payment with us, and the credit card is still current i.e., it has not expired.