Things you need to know before exporting

The export of goods from Australia is controlled by laws and Government policies. Similar to importing, there are certain things you need to know before you can export. You need to know what sort of restrictions, licences and permits that are associated with your products.

Below is a list of links to various Australian Government websites. These websites contain extensive information on importing and exporting.

For your covenience, we have linked to the relevent sections of these websites.

Australian Customs

For export permits, prohibited and restricted exports, please go to to find out what you will need prior to export.

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Depending on what you want to export, there are requirements you must meet and they are vary. If you are planning to export dairy products, live animals, fish, plants and plant products, eggs, meat and meat products, grain, animal food (frozen raw meat), organic produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, dried fruit, pharmaceuticals (raw animal material) then you must meet all the requirements. Please visit for more details.

Wine Australia

If you are planning to export wine, there are steps you must take to compliance with the requirements for exporting wine. Please visit for further information.