Audit arrangements for export registered food establishments—dairy, eggs and fish

​​​Establishments seeking to becom​e export registered must be audited by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as part of the registration process.

We may conduct a follow-up audit to assess the first full run of an establishment’s processes before handing responsibility for scheduled audits to state regulatory authorities, under agreed service delivery arrangements.

Check who has responsibility for scheduled audits of export registered dairy, eggs and fish establishments in your state.

This does not apply to multi-commodity stores that are registered for meat, as well as other products; these sites will always be audited by the department.

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Queensland

Type of establishmentAudit service provider
Dairy processorsShared responsibility between:
Dairy stores
  • Our department
Fishing vesselsOur department
Fish processors and storesOur department
Shellfish (ASQAP) harvest areasNo export approved shellfish harvest areas in Queensland
Egg processors and storesSafe Food Production QLD
Multi-commodity establishments
(dairy and/or eggs and/or fish)
Dependent on the commodities the establishment has registered for.
Shared responsibility between:
  • our department
  • Safe Food Production QLD

New South Wales

Type of establishmentAudit service provider
Dairy processors NSW Food Authority
Dairy storesNSW Food Authority
Fishing vesselsOur department
Fish processors and storesOur department
Shellfish (ASQAP) harvest areasNSW Food Authority
Egg processors and storesNSW Food Authority
Multi-commodity establishments
(dairy and/or eggs and/or fish)
Dependent on the commodities the establishment has registered for.
Shared responsibility between:
  • our department
  • NSW Food Authority

Northern Territory

Type of establishmentAudit service provider
Dairy processorsOur department
Dairy storesOur department
Fishing vesselsOur department
Fish processors and storesOur department
Shellfish (ASQAP) harvest areasNo export approved shellfish harvest areas in North Territory
Egg processors and storesNo export registered egg establishments in North Territory
Multi-commodity establishments
(dairy and/or eggs and/or fish)
Our department

Victoria

Type of establishmentAudit service provider
Dairy processors
Dairy storesOur department
Fishing vesselsOur department
Fish processors and storesOur department
Shellfish (ASQAP) harvest areas Fisheries Victoria
Egg processors and storesOur department
Multi-commodity establishments
(dairy and/or eggs and/or fish)
Dependent on the commodities the establishment has registered for.
Shared responsibility between:

Tasmania

Type of establishmentAudit service provider
Dairy processorsDepartment of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment—
Tasmanian Dairy Industry Authority
Dairy storesDepartment of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment—
Tasmanian Dairy Industry Authority
Fishing vesselsOur department
Fish processors and storesOur department
Note: The department is currently discussing with the State Authorities to agree on audit responsibility of fish processing establishments.
Shellfish (ASQAP) harvest areasDepartment of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment—Biosecurity Tasmania
Egg processors and storesNo export registered establishments in Tasmania
Multi-commodity establishments
(dairy and/or eggs and/or fish)
Dependent on the commodities the establishment has registered for.
Shared responsibility between:

South Australia

Type of establishmentAudit service provider
Dairy processorsPrimary Industries and Resources South Australia—Dairy Authority of South Australia
Dairy storesDairy Authority of South Australia
Fishing vesselsOur department
Fish processors and storesOur department
Note: The department is currently discussing with the State Authorities to agree on audit responsibility of fish processing establishments.
Shellfish (ASQAP) harvest areasPrimary Industries and Resources South Australia—Biosecurity South Australia
Egg processors and storesNo export registered establishments in South Australia
Multi-commodity establishments
(dairy and/or eggs and/or fish)
Dependent on the commodities the establishment has registered for.
Shared responsibility between:
  • our department
  • Dairy Authority of South Australia

Western Australia

Type of establishmentAudit service provider
Dairy processorsOur department
Dairy storesOur department
Fishing vesselsOur department
Fish processors and storesOur department
Shellfish (ASQAP) harvest areas Department​ of Health, WA
Egg processors and storesOur department
Multi-commodity establishments
(dairy and/or eggs and/or fish)
Our department