Authorisation of Meat Safety Inspector for Meat Exports - Australian Government


You will be required to apply for 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 for this authorisation, 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.

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


As specified on the authorisation.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Export Control Act 1982 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Export Control (Orders) Regulations 1982 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment


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:



Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Operating address: 18 Marcus Clarke Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 858
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Toll Free: 1800 900 090
Phone: 02 6272 3933