National Accreditation for Meat Export Businesses - Australian Government


You will require this accreditation if you intend to export red meat (bovine or ovine) or run a red 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 Red Meat (Bovine and Ovine) Export Licence, you will first require this accreditation.

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.

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 by the AUS-MEAT Monitoring Categories outlined in the National Accreditation Standards


Ongoing annual renewal required


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You will be required to pay annual accreditation fees, as well as inspection fees to participate in a mandatory annual audit to verify compliance with standards.

Act(s) name

Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 Australian Government

Export Control Act 2020 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

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

Export Control Rules 2021 Australian Government

Approval time

Approval times vary

Administering agency

AUS-MEAT Limited

Contact details

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