A meat export licence grants the holder permission to export specific types of meat overseas for a 12 month period.
Exporters of edible meat, offal (including casings) and or meat products of cattle, sheep or goat are required to hold a meat export licence.
A meat export licence is only required for the meat of species of cattle, sheep or goat.For information on exporting poultry or game meat you will need to contact by email Audit Services.
The Export Control Act 2020 requires that a person or company or partnership exporting meat or meat products derived from a bovine, ovine or caprine animal must be licensed to export meat.
An application for a meat export licence.
When you have completed the application, send this with a copy of your AUS-MEAT accreditation and the payment form (if required) to Export Meat Licensing or mail to:Export Meat Licensing
Meat Exports Branch
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
GPO Box 858, Canberra ACT 2601
A copy of your current AUS-MEAT Certificate of Accreditation is acceptable proof.
Provide your Australian Business Number (ABN) and/or Australian Company Number (ACN) as requested on the application form.
Integrity competencyThe applicant and all nominated persons listed on the application will be assessed by the department under the provisions of the Export Control Act 2020.
Contact the standards industry body, AUS-MEAT Limited for requirements of accreditation:
PO Box 3403
Tingalpa DC QLD 4173
Ph: (07) 3361 9200
Fax: (07) 3361 9222
Or toll free 1800 621 903
The annual meat export licence charge is $326. This charge does not apply where the applicant is the occupier of a registered establishment.
For information on how to register as an exporter for electronic export permits.
- The Export Control Act 2020
- Should more information in relation to obtaining a licence for the export of meat/meat products be required please contact: Export Meat Licensing.