Defence Trade Control - Australian Government


You may require this permit if you supply, broker or publish controlled goods, software or technology listed in the Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL). Controlled goods, software or technology may include:

  • data
  • blueprints
  • designs
  • manuals
  • diagrams
  • formulae.
To determine whether a permit is required, use the DSGL Search Tool to determine if your goods, software or technology are listed in the DSGL. If you are still not sure whether you require a permit after using the self-assessment tool, you will need to apply to Defence Export Controls for a DSGL assessment. Applications are considered on a case by case basis depending on the type, the end use, the receiver of the goods and final end user.

Please consult the Defence Export Controls for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to supply, broker or publish goods or technology listed on the DSGL, the Agency must be satisfied that the activity would not prejudice the security, defence or international relations of Australia.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Defence Export Control Forms (Opens in new window)

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