Phytosanitary Certificate for Export of Plant Products - Australian Government


You will require this permit 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; and
  • Conform to current phytosanitary regulations of the importing country.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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.

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


Certificate is only valid for each consignment.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources


Contact details

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


Operating address: 18 Marcus Clarke Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 858
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 1800 900 090
Phone: 02 6272 3933