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ECA’s Annual Accreditation Fees

Below is an outline of the fees associated with ECA accreditation. This is an annual fee which covers the cost of the compliance audit as well as marketing benefits and the administration involved in the accreditation process. The fee is based on a business’s individual local manufacturing circumstances and considers the value of outsourcing and the number of in-house workers a business employs. Each year the fee will reflect the accredited business’ current manufacturing circumstances and will vary if circumstances have changed.

Please note that the fees listed below are current from 1 January 2023.

New Business & Sole Traders

ECA Emerging Business Discount
$371 + GST
Sole Trader - No employees and all operations in-house (no outsourcing)
$357 + GST

To be eligible for the ECA Emerging Business Discount, your business must fit the following criteria:

  1. The ABN has been registered within the past 12 months AND;
  2. Outsourcing less than $50,000 worth of manufacturing to contractors including homeworkers AND/OR;
  3. Employing less than 10 employees in-house.


What is the annual value of your cut, make, trim and/or value-adding manufacturing that is outsourced to Australian suppliers?

Less than $50,000
$719 + GST
$50,001 - $200,000
$1,190 + GST
$200,001 - $500,000
$1,785 + GST
$500,001 - $1,000,000
$2,382 + GST
$1,000,001 - $5,000,000
$3,572 + GST
$5,000,001 – $10,000,000
$4,763 + GST
$7,144 + GST

In-House Operations

How many in-house employees does your business have across all head offices and manufacturing locations including but not limited to design, pattern making, cut, make, trim and dispatch?

No Employees
1 – 10
$479 + GST
11 - 25
$719 + GST
26 – 40
$1,190 + GST
41 – 55
$2,382 + GST
56 – 70
$2,382 + GST
70 or more
$2,382 + GST

Combination of Outsourced and In-House Operations

If you outsource manufacturing and also have in-house operations, please review the two tables above to determine the two relevant fees. Your primary form of manufacturing is whichever fee is higher, and the secondary form of manufacturing is the lower fee.

Then, you must calculate:

  1. The fee associated with your primary form of manufacturing, PLUS;
  2. 25% of the fee for the secondary form of manufacturing.

Other Additions & Discounts

Businesses that have used Ethical Clothing Australia labels on their Australian made products for the last 12 months will qualify for a 10% fee discount.

Marketing and administration fee for having more than one trading name under the same ABN accredited or more than one website listing under the same trading name +5% per listing.