Information for livestock exporters and industry participants

​The Export Control Act 1982 states that a livestock exporter must hold a livestock export licence issued under the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 and the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Export Licensing) Regulations 1998. The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is responsible for issuing a livestock export licences if an application for a licence meets criteria for issue that are set out in the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Export Licensing) Regulations 1998.

From 1 January 2017 all livestock exporters who regularly export livestock are also required to have an approved arrangement.

Live Animal Export Advisory Notices (EANs) are created by the department to give advice, guidance or instructions to exporters of livestock and livestock reproductive material. They also assist in how to comply with importing country requirements, Australian legislative requirements or Department of Agriculture and Water Resources administrative requirements.

All EANs are available on the Live Animal Export Advisory Notices page.

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