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Frequently Asked Questions 

What is the procedure of the appeal?

The Appeals Process

What is involved in an oral hearing?

Oral Hearings

What can I do if my appeal is unsuccessful?

  • An Appeals Officer may revise his or her decision or the decision of another Appeals Officer if new evidence, new facts or any relevant change of circumstances come to light after a decision is made. 

  • The Director may revise a decision of an Appeals Officer if it appears that a mistake was made in relation to the law or the facts.

If you believe that your case may fall under either of these categories, you should write to the Director immediately outlining your case.

You may also contact the Office of the Ombudsman if you feel you have been unfairly treated by the Agriculture Appeals Office. Their website address is

How long will the appeal take?

  • The Appeals Office has set itself a target of three months from time of receipt of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine file to the issue of decision letter.

How much does an Appeal cost?

  • There is no charge for lodging an appeal.