Exporting non-prescribed goods from Australia

​Non-prescribed goods are not regulated by Australian export laws. To export, you must meet all conditions set by the importing country.

Some things are changing with commencement of the Export Control Act 2020

From 28 March 2021, Australia’s agricultural, fishery, forestry and food exports will be regulated under the Export Control Act 2020 and the Export Control Rules. Some things are changing.

NPG export certificates

The department is still able to issue export certificates for NPGs if one is required by the importing country. There are small changes to the look and feel of export certificates. For exporters using manual certificates, there is a new application form that must be used from 28 March 2021. More information is available on IAN 2021-03.

Listing of establishments manufacturing or exporters of non-prescribed goods

There are no changes to NPG listing requirements, however applicable forms have been refreshed. More information is available on IAN 2021-05.

Export permits for animal food and pharmaceutical goods

From 28 March 2021, export permits will no longer be required for exports of animal food and pharmaceutical goods. More information is available on IAN 2021-04.

Our role

Your importing country may require:

  • certificates or other export documents issued by us
  • proof that your goods were sourced, prepared and stored in establishments listed with us.

We are only involved if it is a condition set by the importing country.

Importing country requirements

You must meet all importing country requirements for your goods. This applies to everyone involved in the export supply chain.

Before you export:


Make sure you understand your responsibilities as an exporter. This includes meeting all importing country requirements.

Follow our step-by-step guide to exporting non-prescribed goods.

Export listed establishments

Some importing countries require producers of non-prescribed goods to be export listed. Goods include:

  • blood products
  • leather products
  • pet food products
  • rendered animal products
  • skin or hide products.

Read more about export listed establishments.

Stay informed


We use these to tell you about updates. This includes changes to market access and export requirements.


Other government agencies and industry bodies can also help you get export ready.

Check our list of industry resources.

Fees and charges

All export fees and charges are detailed in our charging guidelines.

Last reviewed: 5 March 2021
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