Livestock Export Licence - Australian Government


You will require this permit if you intend to export meat or live animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, deer, buffalo and camels.

Livestock that is exported under this licence must be fit for human consumption. An exporter must apply for a separate approval for each consignment to be exported.

Please consult the Contact Officer 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 for this licence you must:

  • provide evidence that all applicants are of sound financial standing and possess the necessary competence and integrity required to operate within the industry
  • provide an Australian Federal Police criminal history check for each person to be listed in management and control of the licence
  • if applying as a body corporate, supply confirmation of incorporation
  • if applying as an individual, supply an audited statement of your assets and liabilities
  • state the type of livestock to be exported and the mode of transport to be used.

Please note that:

  • other documentation may be required as part of your application
  • different requirements may apply depending on the breed of animal to be exported.

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


Between one to five years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $600.00

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 AG

Regulation(s) name

Australian Meat and Live-Stock Industry (Export Licensing) Regulations 1998 AG

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources


Contact details

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



Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

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