Australia-United States Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this Treaty if you are involved in the export of controlled goods.

Controlled goods include items such as:

  • ammunition
  • firearms
  • propellants and constituent chemicals for propellants
  • military ground vehicles
  • production equipment for rockets and missiles.

The Treaty is intended to provide guidelines, standards and improve efficiency of two-way transfers between Australia and the US by facilitating the export of controlled goods, such as firearms, without the need for an export licence.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Eligibility requirements

In order to participate in transfers under the Treaty you must be a member of the Approved Community. The Approved Community comprises of an Australian Community and a US Community. In order to become a member of the Approved Community you must apply and be approved.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 AG

Regulation(s) name

Defence Trade Controls Regulation 2013 AG

Administering agency

Department of Defence

Defence Export Control Office

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

US Trade Treaty

Defence Export Control Office

Department of Defence

Operating address: R1-1-A038
Russell Offices
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Phone: 1800 005 757
Phone: 02 6265 7111