Mineral Export Permissions (Uranium)

Regulator function

DISR is the designated Export Authority for nuclear material. The Minister for Resources grants export permissions under the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, allowing the export of uranium and other nuclear material. This function involves issuing Mineral Export Permissons to allow export of nuclear material from Australia, reporting Australia's uranium and thorium exports and production statistics every quarter and submission of a biannual Report to the Australian Safeguards and Non-proliferation Office.


  • Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958

Regulated community

  • Uranium concentrate producers
  • Mineral exporters
  • Radiopharmaceutical exporters


Industry, Science and Resources

Internal to department / external entity