Australia-United States Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty - Australian Government


The Treaty between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America concerning Defence Trade Cooperation creates a framework for two-way trade between ???trusted communities' in Australia and the United States without the need for an export licence. Controlled goods that Community Members can export under the Treaty include but are not limited to:

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

The transfer of articles under the Treaty must support an approved activity or end-use.

Please consult the Defence Export Controls 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 Defence Export Controls for more information.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Defence Trade Controls Regulation 2013 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Defence

Defence Export Controls

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

US Trade Treaty

Defence Export Controls

Department of Defence

Toll Free: 1800 005 757
Phone: 02 6265 7111