Cost Recovery Impact Statements

The Minister was required as part of the 2008-09 Budget process to review all cost recovery activities undertaken in the portfolio for compliance with the government’s cost recovery guidelines.

There were 19 cost recovery activities with revenues of more than $100,000 per annum identified across the portfolio and each of these underwent analysis.

Cost Recovery Impact Statements (CRISs) were prepared for activities that did not have current valid CRISs and these are included in the 2007-08 Portfolio Cost Recovery Impact Statement.

In those cases where previous CRISs were found to be current and valid these activities were not subject to further analysis and the relevant CRISs have been included in Appendix A.


Did you know that the Department of Finance and Deregulation (DoFD) is conducting a review of the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines?  The objective of the review is to update the Guidelines to improve consistency and applicability and will involve reviewing the CRIS processes with the aim of reducing administrative burden, whilst maintaining accountability.

The Department of Finance and Deregulation is seeking submissions from interested parties across the following themes:

  • the best method/s to consult on specific cost recovery arrangements
  • the information needed in relation to specific cost recovery arrangements
  • how to report on specific cost recovery arrangements
  • any other views you may have in relation to the CRIS process.

Submissions are due by the 20th August 2012 and can be provided to costrecoveryreview@finance.gov.au or posted to:

Charging Policy Team
Financial Framework Policy Branch
Department of Finance and Deregulation
John Gorton Building,
King Edward Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

For more information please visit the Department of Finance and Deregulation website.