Registration as a Broker to Export Controlled Goods and Technologies - Australian Government


You may need this registration if you intend to broker goods or technology listed in the Defence and Strategic Goods or Technology List (DSGL) between two places outside of Australia. Brokering is when a person or organisation acts as an agent or intermediary in arranging the supply of DSGL goods, software or technology between two places located outside of Australia. For the activity to be considered brokering, you must receive money or a non-cash benefit or advance their political, religious or ideological cause for arranging the supply.

Controlled goods include but are not limited to items such as:

  • ammunition
  • firearms
  • propellants and constituent chemicals for propellants
  • military ground vehicles
  • production equipment for rockets and missiles.

Once you are registered as a broker, you will need to fill out the separate application for a permit to broker controlled goods and technologies.

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 registration, you must:

  • complete the current application form
  • submit any additional supporting documentation
  • complete a National Police Check
  • provide a valid DECS Client Registration Number
  • prove that you have not been declared bankrupt or insolvent
  • prove that you have not been convicted of an offence in the past ten years
  • prove that you, or the body corporate, have not been suspended or disqualified from holding any licence, registration, certificate or membership in any profession, business, trade or industry
  • satisfactorily determine that there is no risk the DSGL technology or the goods may go to a country where it may be used in a way contrary to Australia's international obligations or commitments; which may be used to violate human rights or be used in conflicts adverse to Australia's interests.


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Please consult the Defence Export Controls for information on fees to be submitted.


Act(s) name

Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Defence Trade Controls Regulation 2013 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Defence

Defence Export Controls

Contact details

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