Authority to Communicate Information - Australian Government


You will require this authority if you intend to communicate to another person information related to associated technology.

This authority is required by patent attorneys intending to communicate with the patent office about associated technology.

Associated technology means any document that contains information about the design, production, operation, testing or use of equipment or plant for:

  • enriching nuclear material
  • reprocessing irradiated nuclear material
  • producing heavy water
  • nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices
  • to which a prescribed international agreement applies.

It includes any photograph, model or other thing that may contain such information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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Act(s) name

Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Regulations 1987 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office

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