Approval to Export and Transport Hazardous Substances through Another Country - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to apply for this approval if you intend to:

  • Export an object or substance that has been classed as hazardous waste to a foreign country; and
  • Transport the substance or object through a different foreign country on the way to its final destination.

Hazardous wastes generally have characteristics such as being:

  • Flammable;
  • Explosive;
  • Poisonous;
  • Toxic;
  • Exotoxic; and / or
  • Infectious.

They include but are not limited to:

  • Residues arising from industrial waste disposal operations;
  • Metal ash and residues;
  • Used batteries;
  • Electronic scrap;
  • Waste chemicals;
  • Clinical waste;
  • Solid plastic waste; and
  • Waste oils.

If you are unsure if what you intend to export has been classed as hazardous waste you should 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 approval you will be required to:

  • Hold a valid export permit for hazardous waste:
  • Submit an application at least 81 days before you intend to transit the hazardous waste through a foreign country; and
  • Provide information relating to the proposed transportation of hazardous waste.

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

Duration

As specified on your approval.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

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

Administering agency

Department of the Environment and Energy
Environment Quality Division
Waste Policy Branch

Act(s) name

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 (Australian Government)

Contact details

General Enquiries, Hazardous Waste Section
Department of the Environment and Energy
Environment Quality Division
Waste Policy Branch


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 787
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

1800803772

Fax:

02 62741164
hwa@environment.gov.au

Supporting information

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