You will require this licence if you intend to export two tonnes or more of:
- Wood in the round which is intended to undergo further processing following export; or
- Wood with a cross sectional area of 225 square centimetres or greater which is intended to undergo further processing following export.
An export licence is not required if the wood is sourced from:
- An area covered by a Regional Forest Agreement; or
- A plantation in any state or territory except Queensland.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be granted an export licence by the Agency, you will need to supply the following documents:
- A completed application form;
- A copy of all relevant state-issued documentation that authorises the harvest and sale of the wood (e.g. harvesting, clearing licences and sales permits); and
- A copy of documentation relating to the sale (e.g. a sales receipt, a confirmation of order, a letter of intent to buy or a tax invoice).
Applications and documentation can be sent to the department via email, fax or postal mail. They may take up to two weeks to process.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Usually on a per shipment basis.
No fees are required.
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Export Control Act 1982 (Australian Government)
Export Control (Unprocessed Wood) Regulations 1982 (Australian Government)
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