Authorisation of Meat Safety Inspector for Meat Exports - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to apply for this authorisation if you intend to undertake post-mortem inspection of livestock prior to exportation as meat or a meat product. Post-mortem inspection of livestock is undertaken at the abattoir.

Meat inspectors ensure the safety, suitability and integrity of Australian meat and meat products.

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 authorisation, you must:

  • Have completed the approved qualifications;
  • Provide evidence of your ability and experience to operate as a meat inspector;
  • Provide personal and contact details;
  • Show evidence of residency or citizenship status;
  • Satisfy an identification check;
  • Provide details of previous appointments and work experience;
  • Outline your current employment details;
  • Submit a conflict of interests disclosure;
  • Undertake a national police check; and
  • Submit details of any pending criminal charges.

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


As specified on the authorisation.



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

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Act(s) name

Export Control Act 1982 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Export Control (Orders) Regulations 1982 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Operating address:
18 Marcus Clarke Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601




02 62723933

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