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Application for DSGL Assessment

Note: Before submitting an Application for DSGL Assessment DEC recommends that you use the Online DSGL Tool to assess whether the activity you propose to conduct is controlled, and if so, whether the goods, software or technology are listed on the DSGL.

You should only submit an Application for DSGL Assessment if the Online DSGL Tool activity assessment indicates that you are conducting a controlled activity and you cannot determine whether your goods, software or technology are listed in the DSGL.


This application is only for the purpose of seeking advice as to whether goods, software or technology are controlled by the Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL).

Note: This form is not an application for a permit. If your goods, software or technology are controlled by the DSGL then you will need to submit a separate application for a permit.

You can view the DSGL at

Important Note: The SmartForm functionality works best when the form is opened in Adobe Reader. Opening the Smartform in Adobe Acrobat Professional or another PDF reader may cause problems with the form. Adobe Reader can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website and is suitable for use on most operating systems. Please ensure you have the latest version of Adobe Reader installed to avoid problems when using the Smartform.


  1. 1. To complete this application form you will need to quote your DECS Client Registration Number (DCRN). If you don't have a DCRN, you must first register with Defence. A Client Registration Form can be downloaded from the Forms page.
  2. When you submit your completed application, you may be required to attach supporting documentation. Supporting documentation may include:
    • Technical specifications and/or brochures
    • Additional information or statement
    • Spreadsheet listing 'Bulk Line Items'; and/or
    • Any outcome documents obtained from assessments conducted on the Online DSGL Tool.

More information on using the form can be found in the Guide to Using a SmartForm.

Note: When you complete this form, you will be prompted to submit it via email to DEC. You do not need to post or fax a copy of the application as well.

A guide to sending the SmartForm to DEC is available on the Email Instructions page.

Problems using the SmartForm?

If you have difficulty opening or using the SmartForm from the link above, you may download and save a PDF version of the form to your computer. To download a copy of the form do the following:

  1. 'right-click' (Windows) or 'control-click' (Mac) on this link;
  2. select "Save Target As..." (Windows - Internet Explorer) or "Download Linked File As..." (Mac OS - Safari);
  3. select a suitable location for the form to be saved to your computer; then
  4. select "Save".

* These commands may vary slightly for other web browsers such as Google Chrome or Firefox and the operating system you are using.

Once you have downloaded the form, you should open it in Adobe Reader to complete it. When the form is complete, you will be prompted to submit it via email to us.

* If you have Adobe Acrobat Pro or another PDF editor on your system, these programs may be set as your default reader for accessing PDF documents. If this is the case, you will have to tell the system to open the form with Adobe Reader. To do this 'right-click' (Windows) or 'control-click' (Mac) on the saved file and select 'Open With', then select Adobe Reader from the list of programs. If you do not have Adobe Reader installed it can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website.

If you continue to have problems using the SmartForm please contact DEC.