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Australian General Export Licences (AUSGELs)

Australian General Export Licences (AUSGELs) are broad permits for pre-approved activities. A single AUSGEL can permit you to supply goods to specific destinations and purposes for five years’ duration, or longer if required. You may also wish to apply for multiple AUSGELs, to accommodate a range of types of goods that you export - you can do this with a single application form. Once approved, you can export any of the listed goods, software and/or technologies to any of the approved destinations, provided it matches the approved purpose of export listed in the AUSGEL.

It is important to note that we will only issue AUSGELs to applicants who are likely to use the licence for its intended purpose, and to comply with the conditions stated on the licence.

AUSGELs will be issued for the following purposes:

  • AUSGEL 1
    Licence for the Export of Certain Dual-Use Goods to Specified Destinations
    Licence for the Supply of Certain DSGL Software and Technology to Specified Destinations
  • AUSGEL 2
    Licence for the Export of Certain Dual-Use Goods to Specified Destinations for Repair or Return
  • AUSGEL 3
    Licence for the Export of Certain Military Goods to Specified Destinations for Repair or Return
  • AUSGEL 4
    Licence for the Export of Certain Military Goods to Members of the Federal, State or Territory Police, Australian Public Service, Australian Defence Force and Australian Intelligence Community.
  • AUSGEL 5
    Licence for the Export of Certain Dual-Use Goods to Members of the Federal, State or Territory Police, Australian Public Service, Australian Defence Force and Australian Intelligence Community.

Application Process

Submit a completed Application for an Australian General Export Licence form .

In assessing an AUSGEL application, we will consider the criteria specified in section 8 of the Defence Trade Control Regulation 2013 and your export compliance history.

In some circumstances, where we consider that issuing the AUSGEL poses a risk to Australia's security, defence or international relations , DEC will contact you to discuss this matter and alternative export permit arrangements.

Complying with the AUSGEL due diligence condition

An AUSGEL does not authorise exports or supplies to a WMD program. AUSGEL licence holders must undertake due diligence measures to help establish whether the organisation is dealing with legitimate end users who will use the items for legitimate purposes. This is sometimes referred to as 'know your customer'. Exporters should take reasonable steps to screen consignees, end-users, and overseas collaborators to establish, as far as possible, that the goods, software or technology will be used for legitimate purposes.

We have developed several questionnaires and checklists to help applicants establish an internal compliance program to undertake appropriate checks. Licence holders can access these documents on DEC's compliance webpage.

If you suspect that a transaction may result in the goods, software or technology being used in a WMD program, then you can not proceed under the AUSGEL. In these circumstances, you should contact us to discuss alternative permit arrangements.

Please visit our AUSGEL FAQ page for more information.

AUSGEL 1

AUSGEL 1 (Export and supply of dual-use goods, software and/or technology to specified destinations)

Note: This is the only AUSGEL that authorises both tangible exports and intangible supplies of goods, software and technology. If this AUSGEL is applied for, the applicant will receive two permits, one for tangible exports, and one for intangible supplies.

Purpose of export or supply: Any purpose, for example: sale, repair, maintenance, temporary export and demonstration.

Limitations of this AUSGEL:

This AUSGEL cannot be used where:

  1. the licence holder has been advised by the Commonwealth Government that the goods may be used in or support a weapons of mass destruction program or the proposed export would prejudice the security, defence or international relations of Australia; or
  2. the licence holder believes or suspects, after having made reasonable enquiries in accordance with the licence condition, that the goods will or may be used in a plan or program for the development, production, acquisition or stockpiling of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons or missiles capable of delivering such weapons; or
  3. the goods are to be exported to a customs-free zone or a free warehouse; or
  4. the goods are to be exported to designated persons or entities subject to United Nations Security Council or Australian autonomous sanctions at the time of export. Further information on current sanctions is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. (Note: Exporters are advised that the destination country should be checked at the time of export for each export over the validity period of this licence).

Approved goods, technology and/or software:

All goods, software and/or technology subject to control that are listed in Part 2 of the Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) as amended from time to time except for:

  1. Goods, software and/or technology listed on the DSGL Sensitive List of Dual-Use Goods;
  2. Goods, software and/or technology listed on the DSGL Very Sensitive List of Dual-Use Goods; and
  3. Goods, software and/or technology listed in the following entries of Part 2:
    • 1A102 - Resaturated pyrolised carbon-carbon components designed for space launch vehicles as specified in 1A102.
    • 1C351 - Human pathogens, zoonoses and "toxins" as specified in 1C351
    • 1C352 - Animal pathogens as specified in 1C352
    • 1C353 - Genetic elements and genetically modified organisms as specified in 1C353
    • 1C354 - Plant pathogens as specified in 1C354
    • 1C450a.1 - Toxic chemical, Amiton: O,O-Diethyl S-[2-(diethylamino)ethyl] phosphorothiolate (78-53-5) and corresponding alkylated or protonated salts as specified in 1C450a.1
    • 1C450a.2 - Toxic chemical, PFIB: 1,1,3,3,3-Pentafluoro-2-(trifluoromethyl)-1-propene (382-21-8) as specified in 1C450a.2
    • 4A005 - Systems, equipment, and components therefor, specially designed or modified for the generation, operation or delivery of, or communication with, "intrusion software" as specified in 4A005.
    • 4D004 - "Software" specially designed or modified for the generation, operation or delivery of, or communication with, "intrusion software".
    • 4E001.c - "Technology" for the "development" of "intrusion software"
    • 5A002.a.2 - Information security systems, equipment and components therefore as specified in 5A002.a.2
    • 5D002.c.1 - Software as specified in 5D002.c.1
    • 5E002 - Technology as specified in 5E002
    • 7B001 - Test, calibration or alignment equipment as specified in 7B001
    • 7B003 - Equipment specially designed for the production of equipment as specified in 7B003
    • 7E104 - "Technology" for the integration of the flight control, guidance, and propulsion data into a flight management system for optimisation of rocket system trajectory as specified in 7E104
    • 9A004 - Space launch vehicles and spacecraft as specified in 9A004
    • 9A005 - Liquid rocket propulsion systems as specified in 9A005
    • 9A007.a - Solid rocket propulsion systems as specified in 9A007.a
    • 9A008.d - Components specially designed for solid rocket propulsion systems as specified in 9A008.d
    • 9A009.a - Hybrid rocket motors and specially designed components as specified in 9A009.a
    • 9A117 - Staging mechanisms, separation mechanisms and interstages, usable in "missiles" as specified in 9A117

Approved Destinations:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.

The Application for an Australian General Export Licence form can be found on the Forms page.

AUSGEL 2

AUSGEL 2 (Repair of dual-use goods)

Purpose: Export of goods after or for repair, replacement under warranty or where the goods are being returned as unwanted goods.

Limitations of this AUSGEL:

This Licence can only be used where:

  1. Goods Being Returned After Repair:
    • The Approved Goods were once exported from Australia and have since been imported back into Australia for the purposes of 'repair' or 'replacement under warranty' and
    • Are to be re-exported to the person who initially sent the Approved Goods to Australia and that person is located in the same country from which they were imported into Australia; and
    • There have not been any changes to the original characteristics of the Approved Good; and
    • The export is to occur within five years from the date the original export Licence was granted by Defence Export Controls and the initial export licence has not been modified or revoked.

    or

  2. Goods Being Returned For Repair:
    • The Approved Goods were once imported to Australia and are now being exported from Australia for the purpose of 'repair' and are to be re-imported to Australia after such 'repair' or 'replacement under warranty' or are being returned as unwanted goods; and
    • There have not been any changes to the original characteristics of the Approved Goods; and
    • Are to be exported to an 'Approved Repair Centre' located in an Approved Destination; or
    • Are to be exported to the manufacturer or to the person who first supplied the Approved Goods and that person is located in the same country from which the Approved Goods were initially imported into Australia.
    Definitions:
  • 'Repair' means making good any remediable defects and work of maintenance or restoration. This may involve coincidental improvements upon the original items, i.e. resulting from the use of modern replacement components or from use of a later build standard for reliability or safety reasons; providing that this does not result in any enhancement to the functional capability of the items or provide the items with new or additional functions. It may involve improvements of a purely cosmetic nature, e.g. paint finish.
  • 'Replacement under warranty' shall not include any enhancement to the functional capability of the original goods or provide new or additional functions.
  • 'Approved Repair Centre' means facility approved by the original equipment manufacturer to repair/overhaul the goods being exported under this licence.

This Licence does not authorise the export of goods where:

  1. The licence holder has been advised by the Commonwealth Government that the goods may be used in or support a weapons of mass destruction program or the proposed export would prejudice the security, defence or international relations of Australia; or
  2. The licence holder believes or suspects, after having made reasonable enquiries in accordance with the licence condition, that the goods will or may be used in a plan or program for the development, production, acquisition or stockpiling of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons or missiles capable of delivering such weapons; or
  3. The goods are to be exported to a customs-free zone or a free warehouse; or
  4. The goods are to be exported to designated persons or entities subject to United Nations Security Council or Australian autonomous sanctions at the time of export. Further information on current sanctions is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. (Note: Exporters are advised that the destination country should be checked at the time of export for each export over the validity period of this licence); or
  5. Where the Australian Government has signed an undertaking to a foreign government that the Australian Government will not issue a licence for re-export of the goods without evidence of approval from the foreign government authorising that re-export; for example, a United States non-transfer and use certificate (DSP-83).

Approved Goods, technology and/or software:

All goods, software and/or technology subject to control in Part 2 of the Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) as amended from time to time except for:

  1. Goods, software and/or technology listed on the DSGL Sensitive List of Dual-Use Goods;
  2. Goods, software and/or technology listed on the DSGL Very Sensitive List of Dual-Use Goods; or
  3. Goods, software and/or technology listed in the following entries of Part 2:
    • All items in sections D and E of Part 2 of the DSGL
    • 1A004.d - Protective and detection equipment and components as specified in 1A004.d
    • 1A006 - Equipment, specially designed or modified for the disposal of improvised explosive devices, and specially designed components and accessories therefore as specified in 1A006
    • 1A007 - Equipment and devices, specially designed to initiate charges and devices containing energetic materials, by electrical means as specified in 1A007
    • 1A008 - Charges, devices and components as specified in 1A008
    • 1A102 - Resaturated pyrolised carbon-carbon components designed for space launch vehicles as specified in 1A102
    • 1C101 - Materials and devices for reduced observables such as radar reflectivity, ultraviolet/infrared signatures and acoustic signatures as specified in 1C101
    • 1C227 - Calcium as specified in 1C227
    • 1C228 - Magnesium as specified in 1C228
    • 1C229 - Bismuth as specified in IC229
    • 1C230 - Beryllium metal, alloys containing more than 50% beryllium by weight, beryllium compounds, manufactures thereof, and waste scrap of any of the forgoing as specified in 1C230
    • 1C231 - Hafnium metal, alloys containing more than 60% hafnium by weight, hafnium compounds containing more than 60% hafnium by weight, manufactures thereof, and waste scrap of any of the forgoing as specified in 1C231
    • 1C236 - Alpha-emitting radionuclides having an alpha half-life of 10 days or greater but less than 200 years as specified in IC236
    • 1C237 - Radium-226, radium-226 alloys, radium-226 compounds, mixtures containing radium-226, manufactures thereof, and products or devices containing any of the foregoing as specified in 1C237
    • 1C240 - Nickel powder and porous nickel metal as specified in 1C240
    • 1C350 - Chemicals, which may be used as precursors for toxic chemical agents and "chemical mixtures" as specified in 1C350
    • 1C351 - Human pathogens, zoonoses and "toxins" as specified in 1C351
    • 1C352 - Animal pathogens as specified in 1C352
    • 1C353 - Genetic elements and genetically modified organisms as specified in 1C353
    • 1C354 - Plant pathogens as specified in 1C354
    • 1C450 - Toxic chemicals and toxic chemical precursors and "chemical mixtures" as specified in 1C450
    • 3A001.b.10 - Electronic components and specially designed components therefore as specified in 3A001.b.10
    • 3A001.h - Electronic components and specially designed components therefore as specified in 3A001.h
    • 3A201 - Electronic components as specified in 3A201
    • 4A005 - Systems, equipment, and components therefor, specially designed or modified for the generation, operation or delivery of, or communication with, "intrusion software" as specified in 4A005.
    • 5A002.a.2 to 5A002.a.9 - 'Information security' systems, equipment and components thereof as specified in 5A002.a.2 to 5A002.a.9
    • 5B002 - 'Information security' test, inspection and 'production' equipment as specified in 5B002
    • 6A005.g - 'Lasers', components and optical equipment as specified in 6A005.g
    • 6A008.j.3 - Radar systems, equipment and assemblies, having any of the following, and specially designed components therefore as specified in 6A008.j.3
    • 7B001 - Test, calibration or alignment equipment as specified in 7B001
    • 7B003 - Equipment specially designed for the "production" of equipment specified in 7A as specified in 7B003
    • 9A004 - Space launch vehicles and "spacecraft" as specified in 9A004
    • 9A005 - Liquid rocket propulsion systems as specified in 9A005
    • 9A007.a. - Solid rocket propulsion systems as specified in 9A007.a
    • 9A008.d. - Components specially designed for solid rocket propulsion systems as specified in 9A008.d
    • 9A009.a - Hybrid rocket motors and specially designed components as specified in 9A009.a
    • 9A117 - Staging mechanisms, separation mechanisms and interstages, usable in "missiles" as specified in 9A117

Destinations:

All destinations except for those countries subject to United Nations Security Council or Australian autonomous sanctions at the time of export. Further information on current sanctions is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

The Application for an Australian General Export Licence form can be found on the Forms page.

AUSGEL 3

AUSGEL 3 (Repair of military goods):

Purpose: Export of goods after or for repair, replacement under warranty or where the goods are being returned as unwanted goods.

Limitations of this AUSGEL:

This Licence can only be used where:

  1. Goods Being Returned After Repair
    • The Approved Goods were once exported from Australia and have since been imported back into Australia for the purposes of 'repair' or 'replacement under warranty'; and
    • Are to be re-exported to the person who initially sent the Approved Goods to Australia and that person is located in the same country from which they were imported into Australia; and
    • There have not been any changes to the original characteristics of the Approved Good; and
    • The export is to occur within five years from the date the original export Licence was granted by Defence Export Controls and the initial export licence has not been modified or revoked.

    or

  2. Goods Being Returned For Repair
    • The Approved Goods were once imported to Australia and are now being exported from Australia for the purpose of 'repair' and are to be re-imported to Australia after such 'repair' or 'replacement under warranty' or are being returned as unwanted goods; and
    • There have not been any changes to the original characteristics of the Approved Goods; and
    • Are to be exported to an 'Approved Repair Centre' located in an Approved Destination; or
    • Are to be exported to the manufacturer or to the person who first supplied the Approved Goods and that person is located in the same country from which the Approved Goods were initially imported into Australia.

Definitions:

  • 'Repair' means making good any remediable defects and work of maintenance or restoration. This may involve coincidental improvements upon the original items, i.e. resulting from the use of modern replacement components or from use of a later build standard for reliability or safety reasons; providing that this does not result in any enhancement to the functional capability of the items or provide the items with new or additional functions. It may involve improvements of a purely cosmetic nature, e.g. paint finish.
  • 'Replacement under warranty' shall not include any enhancement to the functional capability of the original goods or provide new or additional functions.
  • 'Approved Repair Centre' means facility approved by the original equipment manufacturer to repair/overhaul the goods being exported under this licence.

This Licence does not authorise the export of goods where:

  1. The licence holder has been advised by the Commonwealth Government that the goods may be used in or support a weapons of mass destruction program or the proposed export would prejudice the security, defence or international relations of Australia; or
  2. The licence holder believes or suspects, after having made reasonable enquiries in accordance with the licence condition, that the goods will or may be used in a plan or program for the development, production, acquisition or stockpiling of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons or missiles capable of delivering such weapons; or
  3. The goods are to be exported to a customs-free zone or a free warehouse; or
  4. The goods are to be exported to designated persons or entities subject to United Nations Security Council or Australian autonomous sanctions at the time of export. Further information on current sanctions is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. (Note: Exporters are advised that the destination country should be checked at the time of export for each export over the validity period of this licence); or
  5. Where the Australian Government has signed an undertaking to a foreign government, for example a United States non-transfer and use certificate (DSP-83), that the Australian Government will not issue a licence for re-export of the goods without evidence of approval from the foreign government authorising that re-export.

Approved Goods, technology and/or software:

The following goods from the below listed entries that are subject to control in Part 1 (Munitions List) of the Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) as amended from time to time are authorised for export:

  • ML5 - Fire control, and related alerting and warning equipment, and related systems, test and alignment and countermeasure equipment, specially designed for military use, and specially designed components and accessories therefore as specified in ML5;
  • ML6 - Ground vehicles and components as specified in ML6
  • ML7.f - Protective and decontamination equipment, specially designed or modified for military use, components and chemical mixtures as specified in ML7.f
  • ML7.g - Equipment, specially designed or modified for military use designed or modified for the detection or identification of materials specified by ML7.a., ML7.b., or ML7.d., and specially designed components therefore as specified in ML7.g
  • ML9 - Vessels of war (surface or underwater), special naval equipment, accessories, components and other surface vessels as specified in ML9
  • ML10 - Aircraft, lighter-than-air vehicles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), aero-engines and aircraft equipment, related equipment, and components, specially designed or modified for military use as specified in ML10
  • ML11.a and ML11.b - Electronic equipment and specially designed components therefore as specified in ML11.a and ML11.b insofar as they are not for use in connection with goods, software and/or technology specified in the Munitions List that are not included in this export licence
  • ML12 - High velocity kinetic energy weapon systems and related equipment and specially designed components therefore as specified in ML12 insofar as they are not for use in connection with high-velocity gun systems capable of accelerating projectiles to 2km/s or greater.
  • ML13 - Armoured or protective equipment, constructions and components as specified in ML13
  • ML14 - Specialised equipment for military training or for simulating military scenarios, simulators specially designed for training in the use of any firearm or weapon specified by ML1. or ML2., and specially designed components and accessories therefore as specified in ML14
  • ML15 - Imaging or countermeasure equipment, specially designed for military use, and specially designed components and accessories therefore as specified in ML15
  • ML16 - Forgings, castings and other unfinished products as specified in ML16 insofar as they are not for use in connection with goods, technology and/or software specified in the Munitions List that are not included in this export licence
  • ML17 - Miscellaneous equipment, materials and 'libraries' and specially designed components therefore as specified in ML17 insofar as they are not for use in connection with goods, technology and/or software specified in the Munitions List that are not included in this export licence
  • ML18 - Production equipment and components as specified in ML18 insofar as they are not for use in connection with goods, technology and/or software specified in the Munitions List that are not included in this export licence
  • ML20 - Cryogenic and superconductive equipment, and specially designed components and accessories therefore as specified in ML20
  • ML905 - Air guns and specially designed components therefore as specified in ML905.

Destinations:

All destinations except for those countries subject to United Nations Security Council or Australian autonomous sanctions at the time of export. Further information on current sanctions is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

The Application for an Australian General Export Licence form can be found on the Forms page.

AUSGEL 4

AUSGEL 4 (Military goods, software and/or technology to APS, ADF and Police):

Purpose: Export to a person who is a member of the Australian Defence Force, an Australian Public Service employee, an employee of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, an employee of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, a member or special member of the Australian Federal Police or a member of the police force of a State or Territory; and the export is received in the course of his or her duties as such a person; and there is no intention for the goods, software and/or technology to be sold, diverted, transferred, or gifted to another person by the member receiving the export.

Limitations of this AUSGEL:

This Licence only authorises the export of the Approved Goods where:

  1. The export is to a person who is a member of the Australian Defence Force, an Australian Public Service employee, an employee of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, an employee of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, a member or special member of the Australian Federal Police or a member of the police force of a State or Territory; and
  2. The export is received in the course of his or her duties as such a person; and
  3. There is no intention for the Approved Goods to be sold, diverted, transferred, or gifted to another person by the member receiving the export.

This Licence does not authorise the export of goods where:

  1. The licence holder has been advised by the Commonwealth Government that the goods may be used in or support a weapons of mass destruction program or the proposed export would prejudice the security, defence or international relations of Australia; or
  2. The licence holder believes or suspects, after having made reasonable enquiries in accordance with the licence condition, that the goods will or may be used in a plan or program for the development, production, acquisition or stockpiling of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons or missiles capable of delivering such weapons; or
  3. The goods are to be exported to a customs-free zone or a free warehouse; or
  4. Where the Australian Government has signed an undertaking to a foreign government, for example a United States non-transfer and use certificate (DSP-83), that the Australian Government will not issue a licence for re-export of the goods without evidence of approval from the foreign government authorising that re-export.

Definitions:

  • 'Unmarked plastic explosives' means a plastic explosive that breaches a marking requirement as specified in Section 72, subdivision B of the Criminal Code Act 1995.

Goods, technology and/or software:

The following goods, software and/or technology that are subject to control on Part 1 (Munitions List) of the Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) as amended from time to time are authorised for export:

  • ML1 - Smooth-bore weapons with a calibre of less than 20 mm, other arms and automatic weapons with a calibre of 12.7 mm (calibre 0.50 inches) or less and accessories, as specially designed components therefore as specified in ML1
  • ML2 - Smooth-bore weapons with a calibre of 20 mm or more, other weapons or armament with a calibre greater than 12.7 mm (calibre 0.50 inches), projectors and accessories, and specially designed components therefore as specified in ML2
  • ML3 - Ammunition and fuze setting devices, and specially designed components therefore as specified in ML3
  • ML5 - Fire control, and related alerting and warning equipment, and related systems, test and alignment and countermeasure equipment, specially designed for military use, and specially designed components and accessories therefore as specified in ML5
  • ML6 - Ground vehicles and components as specified in ML6
  • ML7.f - Protective and decontamination equipment, specially designed or modified for military use, components and chemical mixtures as specified in ML7.f
  • ML7.g - Equipment, specially designed or modified for military use designed or modified for the detection or identification of materials specified by ML7.a., ML7.b., or ML7.d., and specially designed components therefore as specified in ML7.g
  • ML8 - Energetic materials and related substances as specified in ML8 insofar as they are not "unmarked plastic explosives"
  • ML9 - Vessels of war (surface or underwater), special naval equipment, accessories, components and other surface vessels as specified in ML9
  • ML10 - Aircraft, lighter-than-air vehicles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), aero-engines and aircraft equipment, related equipment, and components, specially designed or modified for military use as specified in ML10
  • ML11 - Electronic equipment and specially designed components therefore as specified in ML11 insofar as they are not for use in connection with goods, software and/or technology specified in the Munitions List that are not included in this export licence
  • ML12 - High velocity kinetic energy weapon systems and related equipment and specially designed components therefore as specified in ML12 insofar as they are not for use in connection with high-velocity gun systems capable of accelerating projectiles to 2km/s or greater.
  • ML13 - Armoured or protective equipment, constructions and components as specified in ML13
  • ML14 - Specialised equipment for military training or for simulating military scenarios, simulators specially designed for training in the use of any firearm or weapon specified by ML1. or ML2., and specially designed components and accessories therefore as specified in ML14
  • ML15 - Imaging or countermeasure equipment, specially designed for military use, and specially designed components and accessories therefore as specified in ML15
  • ML16 - Forgings, castings and other unfinished products as specified in ML16 insofar as they are not for use in connection with goods, technology and/or software specified in the Munitions List that are not included in this export licence
  • ML17 - Miscellaneous equipment, materials and libraries and specially designed components therefore as specified in ML17 insofar as they are not for use in connection with goods, technology and/or software specified in the Munitions List that are not included in this export licence
  • ML18 - Production equipment and components as specified in ML18 insofar as they are not for use in connection with goods, technology and/or software specified in the Munitions List that are not included in this export licence
  • ML19.a to ML19.e - Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) systems, related or countermeasure equipment and test models, and specially designed components therefore as specified in ML19.a to ML19.e
  • ML20 - Cryogenic and superconductive equipment, and specially designed components and accessories therefore as specified in ML20
  • ML21 - Software as specified in ML21 insofar as the Software is not for use in connection with goods, technology and/or software specified in the Munitions List that are not included in this export licence
  • ML22 - Technology as specified in ML22 insofar as it is not for goods and/or software specified in the Munitions List that are not included in this export licence
  • ML901 - Firearms, other than those specified in ML1 or ML2, including rifles, carbines, muskets, pistols, revolvers, shotguns, and smooth-bore weapons, and specially designed components therefore as specified in ML901
  • ML902 - Ammunition, projectiles, and specially designed components therefore as specified in ML902
  • ML904 - Accessories, including silencers, special gun-mountings, magazines, weapon sights and flash suppressors as
  • ML905 - Air guns and specially designed components therefore as specified in ML905
  • ML908 - Energetic materials as specified in ML908 insofar as they are not "unmarked plastic explosives"
  • ML909 - Detonators or other equipment for the initiation of energetic materials as specified in ML909
  • ML910 - Charges and devices containing energetic materials as specified in ML910 insofar as they are not 'unmarked plastic explosives'

Destinations:

All destinations except for those countries subject to United Nations Security Council or Australian autonomous sanctions at the time of export. Further information on current sanctions is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

The Application for an Australian General Export Licence form can be found on the Forms page.

AUSGEL 5

AUSGEL 5 (Dual-use goods, software and/or technology to APS, ADF, AIC and Police):

Purpose: Export to a person who is a member of the Australian Defence Force, an Australian Public Service employee, an employee of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, an employee of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, a member or special member of the Australian Federal Police or a member of the police force of a State or Territory; and the export is received in the course of his or her duties as such a person; and there is no intention for the goods, software and/or technology to be sold, diverted, transferred, or gifted to another person by the member receiving the export.

Limitations of the AUSGEL:

This Licence only authorises the export of the Approved Goods where:

  1. The export is to a person who is a member of the Australian Defence Force, an Australian Public Service employee, an employee of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, an employee of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, a member or special member of the Australian Federal Police or a member of the police force of a State or Territory; and
  2. The export is received in the course of his or her duties as such a person; and
  3. There is no intention for the Approved Goods to be sold, diverted, transferred, or gifted to another person by the member receiving the export.

This Licence does not authorise the export of goods where:

  1. The licence holder has been advised by the Commonwealth Government that the goods may be used in or support a weapons of mass destruction program or the proposed export would prejudice the security, defence or international relations of Australia; or
  2. The licence holder believes or suspects, after having made reasonable enquiries in accordance with the licence condition, that the goods will or may be used in a plan or program for the development, production, acquisition or stockpiling of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons or missiles capable of delivering such weapons; or
  3. The goods are to be exported to a customs-free zone or a free warehouse; or
  4. Where the Australian Government has signed an undertaking to a foreign government, for example a United States non-transfer and use certificate (DSP-83), that the Australian Government will not issue a licence for re-export of the goods without evidence of approval from the foreign government authorising that re-export.

Approved Goods, technology and/or software:

All goods, software and technology listed in Part 2 of the Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL), as amended from time to time, except for those goods, software and technology listed in the following entries of Part 2:

  • Category 0 - Nuclear Materials, Facilities and Equipment
  • 1C350 - Chemicals, which may be used as precursors for toxic chemical agents, and "chemical mixtures" as specified in 1C350
  • 1C351.d.4 - Ricin
  • 1C351.d.5 - Saxitoxin
  • 1C450 - Toxic chemicals and toxic chemical precursors, and "chemical mixtures" as specified in 1C450

Destinations:

All destinations except for those countries subject to United Nations Security Council or Australian autonomous sanctions at the time of export. Further information on current sanctions is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

The Application for an Australian General Export Licence form can be found on the Forms page.