What are defence export controls and do I need to get an export permit?
Certain types of goods, technology and intellectual
property cannot be exported from Australia without
prior approval - this is to prevent their unauthorised
use in military conflicts or by terrorist groups.
Importantly, this covers not only military items but
also 'dual use' items that can be employed for military
Goods included in the Defence and Strategic Goods List
(DSGL) may not be exported, supplied, published or
brokered from Australia unless either a permit has been
granted by the Minister for Defence or a legislative
exemption applies to the export, supply, publication or
Understanding whether your goods or technology are
controlled is an important part of the process. For
more information visit the website of the
Defence Export Controls Office
The Defence Export Controls Office encourages businesses to use the online DSGL Tool before contacting DEC to assess whether your goods, software or technology
are listed in the DSGL, and also whether your export, supply, publication
or brokering activity is subject to export controls.