Licence to Export Meat - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to export meat from Australia. This licence entitles you to send meat overseas for sale.

This licence entitles you to export fresh or preserved flesh of:

  • cattle or calves
  • sheep / mutton and lambs
  • goats
  • other animals.

Meat that is exported under this licence must be fit for human consumption. An exporter must apply for a separate approval for each consignment to be exported.

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 eligible for this licence you must:

  • provide evidence that you are of sound financial standing and possess the necessary competence and integrity required to operate within the industry
  • if applying as a body corporate, supply confirmation of incorporation
  • if applying as an individual, supply an audited statement of your assets and liabilities
  • provide a copy of the accreditation certificate issued to you by the relevant standards body
  • state the type of livestock to be exported and the mode of transport to be used.

Please note that:

  • other documentation may be required as part of your application
  • different requirements may apply depending on the breed of animal to be exported.

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

Duration

Annual.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

No application fee is required. However, there may be export and customs duty charges.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for a Licence to Export Meat - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.

Application

Lodge

Please note that applications for this licence go through the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry?s EXDOC online application system. In order to use this system you have to download a third party software package.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.


Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Exports

Act(s) name

Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Australian Meat and Live-Stock Industry (Export Licensing) Regulations 1998 (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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