Do I need a permit to export goods out of Australia?

The Australian Government prohibits the export of certain goods from Australia.

You can however export most prohibited goods with written permission, provided you meet certain conditions and requirements.
Having said that, some goods are under absolute prohibition, which means you are not allowed to export the goods in any circumstance.

The Australian Border Force (ABF) website provides general guidance on prohibited goods, including:

The Department of Agriculture provides information on export controls and assistance for exporting agricultural goods from Australia, visit: or call: 1800 900 090

Your freight forwarder may be able to assist you with documentation, approval and permits required in the overseas market.