Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal - Australian Government

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this Convention if you intend to apply for a permit to export hazardous waste. A permit will not be granted unless the hazardous waste will be disposed by a method that is within the scope of Section A of Annex IV to the Basel Convention.

The Basel Convention is an international treaty to which Australia is a signatory. Under the Convention Australia has a responsibility to ensure that hazardous wastes are managed in an environmentally sound manner - including an obligation to control and reduce international movements of hazardous waste.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of the Environment and Energy
Environment Protection
Hazardous Waste Section

Act(s) name

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Department of the Environment and Energy
Environment Protection
Hazardous Waste Section

Mailing address:
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601




02 62741164

Supporting information


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