Waste Plastic Export Licence - Australian Government

Description

You need this licence if you intend to export waste plastic from Australia. Waste plastic means:

  • plastic that is discarded, rejected or left over from an industrial, commercial, domestic or other activity
  • plastic that is a surplus or by-product of industrial, commercial, domestic or other activity
  • processed engineered fuel.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • for each kind of regulated waste plastic intended for export under the licence, nominate a waste plastic specification with which that kind of plastic will comply
  • provide information demonstrating that the regulated waste plastic intended for export under the licence will be processed prior to export to comply with the nominated specification for the plastic.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Ongoing eligibility requirements will vary depending on the type of waste plastic that you intend to export.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Fees are listed in the attached resource.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Recycling and Waste Reduction Act 2020 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Recycling and Waste Reduction (Export - Waste Plastic) Rules 2021 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Phone: 1800 803 772
Email: ExportWaste@awe.gov.au