Customs, quarantine and sanctions


Laws and government policies control the export of goods from Australia to:

  • prohibit the export of certain goods either absolutely or conditionally
  • adequately record Australia's international trade.

Visit the Australian Border Force for more information.


The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry regulates the export of food, live animals, animal products, fish, aquatic products, plants and grains.

Find out about the quarantine controls that apply to your exports by searching the Australian Government's Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) database for:

If you intend to export meat, dairy, fish, horticulture, grain, wool, skin or hide products, you need to register as an exporter with the Export Documentation (EXDOC) system.


Find out whether your export activity complies with government sanctions and regulations.