Under Australian Law, to export Livestock from Australia you need to be licensed by the Australian Government.
This is handled by the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).
The requirements for a license is as follows:
- Financial Soundness
- “Fit and Proper Person”
- Demonstrable knowledge of the industry
This requires submitting to DAFF audit statements of the accounts of the Company. It also includes a statement that no monies are vowed to the Government by the company.
“Fit and Proper Person”
This requires that a Federal police check is submitted to DAFF covering all Management staff involved in Livestock Export.
Demonstrable knowledge of the industry
This requires the production of an Operations and Governance Manual which demonstrate how the exporter will achieve compliance to the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL).
There are a number of consultants who can facilitate this process but for further information see the DAFF website