What is a meat export licence?
A meat export licence grants the holder permission to export specific types of meat overseas for a 12 month period.
Who requires a meat export licence?
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.
Why do I need a meat export licence?
The Export Control Act 2020 requires that a person or compay or partnership exporting meat or meat products derived from a bovine, ovine or caprine animal must be licensed to export meat.
How do I obtain a 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, Water and the Environment
GPO Box 858, Caberra ACT 2601
What is the assessment process?
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.
How do I obtain AUS-MEAT Accreditation?
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
What does a licence cost?
The annual meat export licence charge is $284. 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.