Export Licences for Unprocessed Wood - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to export two tonnes or more of:

  • Woodchips;
  • 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.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

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.

Duration

Usually on a per shipment basis.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

No fees are required.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Exports

Act(s) name

Export Control Act 1982 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Export Control (Unprocessed Wood) Regulations 1982 (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

Supporting information

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