Vinehealth Australia’s activities are funded through a levy paid by vineyard owners and calculated on the basis of the area of grapevines registered with Vinehealth Australia. Under the Phylloxera and Grape Industry Act (1995), all vineyards in South Australia of 0.5 hectares or more are required to be registered with Vinehealth Australia. The levy is a state tax and is collected through the Commissioner of Land Tax. Since 1997, this levy has been set at $9.50 per hectare with a minimum of $50.
Vinehealth Australia invests funds in programs and research that seek to minimise the risk and impact of pests and diseases (in particular phylloxera) to South Australian vineyards.