AAO Renewal Information

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Department of Agriculture, December 2019

Information about the renewal of Australian Government Authorised Officer (AAO) status.

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Background

The first Australian Government Authorised Officers (AAOs) were appointed in May 2011.

Key features of the renewal process

  • There’s a section on the renewal form to update personal details, residency status and disclosure of conflict of interests.
  • If the applicant is renewing their appointment after a five year term, they must complete the renewal application form, undertake a Deed of Obligations refresher training session and sign a new Deed of Obligations (DOO).
  • If the applicant is renewing their appointment after a one year term, they must complete the renewal application form and provide a certified copy of their Certificate IV (including units of competency).
  • The applicant must provide a new and current National Police Check (NPC) when renewing after a five year appointment.
  • Expired AAO identification must be returned when the new AAO identification card has been received.
  • AAO identification card must be returned if the applicant is no longer working as an AAO.

The renewal process

Twelve weeks before expiry, the AAO Coordinator (Meat) will contact the AAO’s employer via email to let them know their appointment/s are coming to an end. The renewal form will be attached to the email for the AAO and their employer to complete.

Completed renewal forms and all the necessary documents (certified copies) should be emailed to the AAO Coordinator at AAO.

If the applicant is no longer working as an AAO their employer should notify the AAO Coordinator via email and return the AAOs ID card to the address below.

Further information

More information about the AAO renewal process is available from the AAO Coordinator at AAO / 02 6272 3922 or from the Department of Agriculture website.

Postal Address:
AAO Coordinator (Meat)
GPO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601

Last reviewed: 19 December 2019
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