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Introduction for new starters

Background information to help you understand the basics

What do I have to do?

Step-by-step through the approval process

Quick links

The most commonly used resources for regular users


Help & Guides

FAQs, case studies and scenarios

Reference Materials

More detailed information about every aspect of export controls


Defence Export Controls (DEC) will be closed from 12pm (AEDT) Friday, 22 December 2017 to Tuesday, 2 January 2018 (inclusive) as part of the Defence-wide Christmas stand-down period. Please note that applications cannot be processed during this time. DEC will re-open on Wednesday, 3 January 2018.

Applications received after Monday, 11 December 2017 may not be completed prior to the Christmas stand-down period and processing of these applications will recommence from 3 January 2018. Please contact DEC as soon as possible should you urgently require a permit after 11 December.