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2019 Season

Marketing nominations for the 2019 Season have now closed.

Only growers marketing with QSL for the 2019 Season can access our 2019-Season product range, detailed below.

These growers have until 30 April 2019* to finalise their nominations to QSL's managed pools and self-managed pricing products for the 2019 Season.

*NOTE: Alternate deadlines apply for Growers in the Isis and Bundaberg milling districts. Please contact your miller for details of these.

OUR 2019-SEASON PRODUCT RANGE

QSL-MANAGED POOLS

SELF-MANAGED PRICING

QSL PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • QSL Standard Advances: QSL's traditional Advances system, with incremental payments during the season reflecting the grower's current sugar returns estimate.                                               
  • QSL Accelerated Advances: The Advance rate rises to 90% in December, then aligns with the QSL Standard Advances rate once it also reaches 90%.                                            
  • QSL Deferred Payment Scheme: Allows participants to defer their early-season Advances payments due before June 30 to their first scheduled payment in July of the new financial year (only available to growers using QSL Direct). 

Growers should read the relevant terms above before using any QSL pricing or payment product. For further information or assistance regarding your pricing options, please contact your local QSL representative.

THE QSL DIRECT PORTAL

QSL Direct is the online portal used by growers with QSL Grower Pricing Agreements to submit and monitor their QSL pricing decisions and associated payments. Please note that this platform is currently only available to growers in Wilmar and select Mackay Sugar milling districts.

To log on to QSL Direct, visit https://qsldirect.qsl.com.au or click on the link at the top right of this page.

Access to QSL Direct is only available once the Grower:

  1. Has chosen QSL as their GEI Sugar Marketer; and
  2. Has a Grower Pricing Agreement (GPA) in place with QSL

To learn more about the QSL Direct Portal, please read the Fact Sheets below:

​Need help? Call the QSL Direct Helpline on 1800 870 756.

PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS AND TAXATION 

Growers in Wilmar milling districts who elect QSL as their GEI Sugar Marketer are paid directly by QSL. Please read the Fact Sheets below for details of these arrangements:

QSL'S GROWER PRICING AGREEMENT (GPA)

The GPA is a contract between QSL and a Grower which details the conditions under which that Grower will allocate GEI Sugar to QSL in order to access QSL's marketing and pricing services. It is important to note that a GPA cannot be activated until we have received confirmation from the relevant miller that the Grower has chosen QSL as a GEI Sugar Marketer via the required process.

To learn more about QSL's GPA, please read the following documents:

Please be assured that QSL respects your privacy, and any information provided by you will be handled in a way consistent with the Australian Privacy Principles as set out in the Privacy Act (Cth) 1988 (Privacy Act). You can read more about our privacy policy by clicking here.

CHANGES TO FARM ARRANGEMENTS

Grower who have a QSL Grower Pricing Agreement and are planning changes to their farm’s operating structure (such as a farm sale, new lease or subdivision) are asked to complete a “Farm Sale/Lease Information Form” and submit this to QSL.

This form is not a contract – it simply initiates the documentation process by gathering basic information about the transaction to enable QSL to prepare the relevant Deed of Acknowledgement and/or Deed of Novation, to implement associated pricing transfers. This can be done before, during or after the transaction occurs, but ideally, before the transaction occurs.

Completed forms can be submitted via email to qsldirect@qsl.com.au or to your local Grower Services Representative.

For further information or to commence the process, please contact the QSL Direct team on 1800 870 756.

TRANSFERRING PRICING TO QSL

Growers who have conducted pricing with a bank or financial services provider may be able to transfer (novate) their pricing to QSL.

While QSL charges no fees for this service, it should be noted that Growers in such arrangements may be liable for fees and charges from their existing pricing provider, and should refer to their current pricing agreement or provider for details of these. Technical limitations may also restrict QSL’s ability to novate pricing.

For more information regarding the novation process, please read the Fact Sheet below:

FURTHER INFORMATION AND SUPPORT

Your local Grower Services Team representative is available to assist you with any queries. Call 1800 870 756 for details.