Before completing the membership application form, please review the eligibility criteria below to ensure you are eligible to apply for MLA membership.

If you have any questions about the eligibility criteria, please call the MLA membership services line on 1800 023 100 and select option 2 or send an email to

To be eligible as a member of Meat and Livestock Australia Limited ABN 39 081 678 364 (MLA), the applicant must:
(a) be a Producer; and
(b) pay Levies during the financial year in which an application for membership is made, or have paid Levies during either or both of the two preceding financial years.

Producer means a person engaged in the raising, finishing or trading of livestock for production or for live export and includes a producer of cattle*, grainfed cattle*, sheep (including lambs) and goats.

*cattle means bovine animals other than buffaloes and includes calves but excludes grainfed cattle.

*grainfed cattle means grainfed cattle that are eligible for GF or GFYG certification or third-party audited certification approved by AUS-MEAT attesting that cattle are being fed to at least the AUS-MEAT minimum standards for grainfed beef.

Levies means levies or charges imposed on producers of livestock under the following Acts:
(a) the Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999; and
(b) the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999.

MLA Constitution
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