Cost Recovery Implementation Statement 2017–18


Cost recovery involves government entities charging individuals or non-government organisations some or all of the efficient costs of a specific government activity. This may include goods, services or regulation, or a combination of them. The Australian Government Charging Framework 2015 builds on the 2014 Cost Recovery Guidelines, which set out the overarching framework under which government entities design, implement and review cost recovered activities.

Table of contents

1   Introduction

1.1    Purpose of the CRIS

1.2    Description of the activity

1.2.1    Background

1.2.2    Activities that are cost recovered

1.2.3    Appropriateness of cost recovery and who pays

1.2.4    Other stakeholders

2   Policy and statutory authority to cost recover

2.1    Government policy approval to cost recover the activity

2.2    Statutory authority to charge

3   Cost recovery model

3.1    Outputs and business processes of the activity

3.2    Costs of the activities

3.3    Design of cost recovery charges

4   Risk assessment

4.1    Charging risk assessment

5   Stakeholder engagement

5.1    Consultation

6   Financial estimates

7A   Financial performance

7B   Non-financial performance

8   Key forward dates and events

9   CRIS approval and change register

Attachment A—Design of cost recovery fees

Attachment B—Non-financial performance

Last update 29 July 2018