Phytosanitary Certificate for Export of Plant Products - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to export certain plant or plant products from Australia.

A phytosanitary certificate is issued by the Australian government for the benefit of the government of the importing country, testifying to the plant health status of the certified product.

The certificate guarantees that Australian plants or plant products:

  • Have been inspected and tested using appropriate procedures;
  • Are considered to be free from quarantine pests and practically free from other injurious pests; and
  • Conform to current phytosanitary regulations of the importing country.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

A Phytosanitary Certificate is issued by an authorised officer after all pre-export requirements have been satisfied.

The pre-export requirements will depend on the type of produce being exported.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Certificate is only valid for each consignment.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

A fee is payable for the distance travelled by the Authorised Officer (to and from the Officer's usual place of work). This fee is currently 50 cents per kilometre. A fee of $10 per consignment is also payable.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Exports

Act(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Exports

Operating address:
18 Marcus Clarke Street
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
GPO Box 858
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

1800900090

Phone:

02 62723933

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