Providing Goods or Services Related to Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs - Australian Government


Prior to undertaking a transaction that may involve goods or services which could be used in a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Program, you must conduct research to ensure that the transaction won't contribute to such a program.

As a minimum, Defence Export Controls suggests that you:

  • assess the utility of your goods, services or technology
  • undertake checks on the parties to the transaction to determine possible links to such programs.

It is an offence to proceed with a transaction without a permit issued by the Minister for Defence.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult Defence Export Controls for more information.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Defence Export Controls for information on fees to be submitted.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
General All Export Compliance Checklist (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Weapons of Mass Destruction (Prevention and Proliferation) Act 1995 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Weapons of Mass Destruction Regulations 2018 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Defence

Defence Export Controls

Contact details

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