Livestock Export Licence - Australian Government

Description

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.

Service type

Licence

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.

Duration

One to five years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $600.00 Application - New. Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All -

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

Vary Variation All $300.00 Application - Variation. Fees for 2022-23

Forms

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock - PDF (Opens in new window)
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Departmental Charging Guidelines - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Export Control Act 2020 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Export Control (Animals) Rules 2021 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry

Exports

Contact details

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