Authorisation of Meat Safety Inspector for Meat Exports - Australian Government


You will need this authorisation if you intend to undertake post-mortem inspection of livestock prior to exportation as meat or a meat product. Post-mortem inspection of livestock is undertaken at an abattoir.

Meat inspectors ensure the safety, suitability and integrity of Australian meat and meat products.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • have completed the approved qualifications
  • provide evidence of your ability and experience to operate as a meat inspector
  • provide personal and contact details
  • show evidence of residency or citizenship status
  • satisfy an identification check
  • provide details of previous appointments and work experience
  • outline your current employment details
  • submit a conflict of interests disclosure
  • undertake a national police check
  • submit details of any pending criminal charges.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Information about the Australian Government Authorised Officer Application Process (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Export Control Act 2020 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Export Control Rules 2021 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry


Contact details

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