AAO Renewal Information

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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, April 2016

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




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The first Australian Government Authorised Officers (AAOs) were appointed in May 2011. This means that their appointments will come to an end in May this year.

Key features of the renewal process

  • There is a section on the form to update personal details.
  • The applicant must undergo a Deed of Obligations training session and sign a new Deed of Obligations (DOO).
  • The applicant must provide a new and current National Police Check (NPC).
  • 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 letter to let them know their appointment/s are coming to an end. The renewal form and a copy of this fact sheet will be enclosed.

Completed renewal forms and all the necessary documents (originals or certified copies) should be posted to the AAO Coordinator at the address below.

If the applicant is no longer working as an AAO their employer should complete the renewal form as appropriate and return it to the AAO Coordinator along with their ID card.

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 and Water Resources website.

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

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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