This calculator determines costs for plant breeder's rights (PBR) application, examination and renewal fees.

Before applying for a plant breeder's rights, considering the following:

 


 

Application cost

There are costs to file a plant breeder's right application with IP Australia. Two different application methods and their costs are listed below.

 


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Application type

PBR application
filing by other means
PBR application
online using our
Online Services

Filing method

Paper

Online with eServices

A
Number of PBRs
1
1
x
x
B
Cost to file per PBR
$445
$345
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C
( A x B )
Total cost to apply
$445
$345

 

 

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Please Note: From 1 December 2012 the approved means for filing a new plant breeder's right application is using eServices, or by Business to Business (B2B) for approved businesses. When applying for a plant breeder's right by another means from 1 July 2012 (for example by mail) the lower fee will not apply.

 


 

Examination cost

Note: Examination of the application, including field examination and publication of the description and photograph, will not commence until the examination fee has been received.

 

Examination of your plant breeder's right does not form part of the application process. You must pay an additional fee in a request for examination.

Applicants have twelve months from the date of acceptance to pay the Examination Fee (the time limit to pay examination fees on imported varieties can be deferred for a maximum of 12 months after the variety has been released from quarantine; contact us for further details).

 

Application type

PBR application
filing by other means
PBR application
online with eServices

Examination timeframe

See PBR service level commitments

Up to 8 weeks

Up to 8 weeks

Examination type

There are four options for examination.

These are circumstance based. Select the
examination that best suits your situation.

Examination - single application

Examination - application based on overseas test data

Examination - multiple application
Applicable only to two or more varieties of the same species, tested at the same site in Australia, and when applications and descriptions are lodged simultaneously by the same applicant and QP, and examined simultaneously

Examination - at an authorised centralised testing centre when five or more candidate varieties of the same genus are tested simultaneously

Total cost to examine
Select option
Select option

 

 


 

Certificate fee

After the description has been published, successful applicants will be asked to pay the certificate fee.

This covers the final examination of all details, the production of the certificate and copy of the variety description in the PBR register. Those applicants are granted plant breeders rights and receive a certificate.

 

Application type

PBR application
filing by other means
PBR application
online with eServices
Total cost for certificate
$345
$345

 


 

Annual renewal cost

A plant breeder's right registration may be renewed up to a total of 25 years for trees or grapevines (Vitis vinifera), or up to a total of 20 years for other species.

An annual fee is due each year on the date that your plant breeder’s right was granted. The fee must be paid to maintain your exclusive rights. If these fees are not paid within 30 days of the due date, your plant breeder’s right will be revoked.

Your annual cost to renew registration:

 

Application type

PBR application
filing by other means
PBR application
online with eServices
Total cost to renew
(annual fee)
$395
$345