National Accreditation for Meat Export Businesses - Australian Government


You will require this accreditation if you intend to export meat or run a meat export business.

Meat export businesses can include:

  • abattoirs
  • boning rooms
  • further processing facilities
  • non-packer exporters.

A non-packer exporter is a holder of a Meat Export Licence who does not hold the registration required to pack the meat they are exporting. A further processing facility is a facility that processes meat or meat products to form a new product. For instance:

  • curing
  • heat treating
  • drying
  • canning
  • fermenting
  • rendering.

To apply for a Meat Export Licence you will first require this accreditation.

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 accreditation you must:

  • be a person or body corporate of integrity
  • have a sound financial standing
  • submit an accreditation application
  • implement an AUS-MEAT approved quality management system
  • obtain the required qualifications by completing the specified AUS-MEAT training
  • pay any prescribed fees.

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

To remain eligible for accreditation, ongoing compliance with the national accreditation standards and regulatory requirements must be demonstrated along with payment of annual fees. 


As specified on the accreditation.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

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

Additional information

Please note that AUS-MEAT does not issue the Export Licence only the accreditation. 

Administering agency

AUS-MEAT Limited

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


AUS-MEAT Limited

Operating address: Unit 1
333 Queensport Road North
Murarrie, Queensland 4172
Mailing address: PO BOX 3403
Tingalpa DC, Queensland 4173
Toll Free: 1800 621 903
Phone: 07 3361 9200
Fax: 07 3361 9222

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