NCO Certification fees

NCO Fees are transparent, competitive and fair, with a pricing structure that facilitates growing certification expectations and demands, and facilitates worldwide market access for NASAA Certified products. We review our fees annually and continually strive to value add through our professional, accessible and personalised service delivery.

Profits are reinvested back into developing and supporting the organic industry and markets in Australia and overseas. We offer:

  • value-add based competitive pricing that is fair and accessible for all operations with low entry cost
  • One annual fee for small operators below a maximum turnover threshold
  • Inspection costs for producers included in annual fees (excludes remote location)
  • Capped levies (maximum $3,000 p/a)
  • Flexible payment arrangements during times of financial difficulty
  • Contingency provisions during hardship to enable ongoing certification
  • No hidden costs for operators
  • Access to unregulated international markets through our Standard Certification
  • Additional program certifications to access major regulated international markets through our accreditations and bilateral agreements to the relevant programs such as , US Department of Agriculture National Organic Program (USDA NOP) and Japan Agricultural Standard (JAS), China and Korea
  • For small growers, our Domestic Only program provides a low cost option for people selling direct to their customers, or at farmers markets. This is not suitable if selling into processors or supermarkets.

Fees and levies vary depending on the type and size of operation.

NCO obtains financial support by providing certification services to operators in line with our  Fee Schedule. Our Fee Schedule was issued with new fees effective for new applicants from July 1 2023, and effective for existing customers from October 1 2023.

Our Fee Schedule for International Operators is also available.

You can view our Fee Schedule for Freshcare here.

For more information please contact us today on (08) 7231 7700, or on +61 8 7231 7700 from outside Australia.