Regulator function

Certifying that exported agricultural products (including Live Animals, Plant, Meat, Dairy, Seafood, Eggs Non-prescribed Goods) and quota allocation meet Australian export legislative requirements and importing country requirements.


  • Biosecurity Act 2015
  • Export Control Act 2020
  • Export Control (Animal) Rules 2021
  • Export Control (Fees and Payments) Rules 2021
  • Export Control (Miscellaneous) Rules 2021
  • Exports Inspection Act 1985
  • Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 2017
  • Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports Act 2019
  • National Residue Survey Administration Act 1992
  • United Nations Foods and Agriculture Organisation Act 1994

Regulated community

  • Exporters of agricultural products including livestock producers, processing establishments, feed lots, export licence holders, livestock
  • Registered Establishment operators
  • Australian Government Accredited Vets
  • Shipping Industry


Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry

Internal to department / external entity