Waste Export Licence - Australian Government


You will need this licence if you want to carry out export operations in relation to a kind of regulated waste material. Regulated waste material includes:

  • glass
  • plastic
  • tyres
  • paper and cardboard
  • regulated hazardous waste.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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


Up to three years


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Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Currently, exporters do not have to pay either:

  • for assessment of a waste export licence
  • to make an export declaration through the Waste Export Licensing and Declaration portal.

From 1 July 2023 exporters will pay for assessment of an application for a waste export licence.


Act(s) name

Recycling and Waste Reduction Act 2020 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.