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Welcome to the DECO website

The Defence Export Control Office (DECO) is responsible to the Minister for Defence for regulating the export of defence and dual-use goods as part of Australia's system of export controls.

DECO provides a range of services and information to assist exporters understand and comply with Australia's export control requirements.

For more information on how DECO can support you please follow the links below.

Public comment sought on Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015

The public is invited to comment on the proposed Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015. This Bill will amend the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 to change the scope of legislation associated with the introduction of strengthened export controls around supply, publication and brokering of items listed in the Defence and Strategic Goods List.

Further information is available on the Public comment sought on Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015 page (http://www.defence.gov.au/DECO/Consultation.asp).

Important Notice

The Defence Export Control Office will be closed from Wednesday 24 December 2014 to Friday 2 January 2015 inclusive as part of the Defence-wide Christmas stand-down period. Please note that applications will not be processed during this time.

DECO will re-open on Monday 5 January 2015.

Applications received by DECO after Friday 5 December 2014 may not be finalised prior to the Christmas stand-down period. The processing of these applications will recommence from Monday 5 January 2015.

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