Permit to Export Controlled Goods and Technology - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to export goods, services or technology listed as controlled in the Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL). This permit can cover more than one supply and it can cover a particular supply for a specified period. Controlled goods include items such as:

  • ammunition
  • firearms
  • propellants and constituent chemicals for propellants
  • military ground vehicles
  • production equipment for rockets and missiles.

If you are unsure whether your goods are controlled you can use the Online DSGL Tool. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit you must:

  • complete the current application form
  • submit all relevant supporting documentation, such as End User Statements or Certificates, Technical documentation, Import approval from a foreign country and Firearms or dealers licences
  • provide a valid DECS Client Registration Number
  • provide the names and addresses of the consignee/s
  • satisfy the Agency that there is no risk the DSGL technology or the goods may go to a country where it may be used in a way contrary to Australia's international obligations or commitments; which may be used to commit human rights abuses or be used in conflicts adverse to Australia's interests.

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


As specified on the permit.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


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Application To Export or Supply Controlled Goods and Technology - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Defence
Defence Export Control Office

Act(s) name

Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Defence Trade Controls Regulation 2013 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Department of Defence
Defence Export Control Office

Mailing address:
R1-1-A037 PO Box 7901
Canberra BC
Australian Capital Territory 2610




02 62667222


02 62654583

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