In brief: Horticulture code of conduct transition ends

The horticulture code of conduct is a mandatory code legislated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.  If you sell unprocessed fruit or vegetables, edible mushrooms, nuts, herbs and other edible plants (but excluding nursery products) through an agent or merchant, you’re required to have a written contract. The contract details things like how price is calculated and when you get paid and includes fines and infringement notices for breaches of certain sections. The current code came into effect on 1 April 2017, and the12-month transition period ended on 1 April 2018. For more information about the Code visit the ACCC website.

Last updated: 11 April 2018