Export Permits - Australian Government


You may require an export permit if you intend to export prescribed goods out of Australia. Prescribed goods are goods that must be fit for human consumption, accurately described and labelled, and fully traceable, including:

  • dairy products
  • eggs and egg products
  • fish and fish products
  • fresh fruit and vegetables
  • grains and seed
  • hay and straw
  • live animals (including their reproductive material)
  • meat and meat products (including products derived from poultry, fish, ratite, rabbits and wild game meat)
  • organic produce
  • plant and plant products

Specific registration requirements may apply to different categories of prescribed goods.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


Approvals may be valid for 28 days or on an annual basis.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Other resources

Act(s) name

Export Control Act 2020 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Export Control Rules 2021 Australian Government

Application process


To apply for an export permit, please register as an Exporter on the EXDOC system to gain access to the online forms.

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.

Supporting information