Phytosanitary Certificate for Export of Plant Products - Australian Government


You will require this certificate if you intend to export certain plant or plant products from Australia.

A phytosanitary certificate is issued by the Australian government for the benefit of the government of the importing country, testifying to the plant health status of the certified product.

The certificate guarantees that Australian plants or plant products:

  • have been inspected and tested using appropriate procedures
  • are considered to be free from quarantine pests and practically free from other injurious pests
  • conform to current phytosanitary regulations of the importing country.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

A Phytosanitary Certificate is issued by an authorised officer after all pre-export requirements have been satisfied.

The pre-export requirements will depend on the type of produce being exported.


Certificate is only valid for each consignment.


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.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Completion of a Phytosanitary Certificate User Guide - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 Australian Government

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.