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Client Registration Form


You will need to submit a Client Registration Form with the Department of Defence if you intend to:

  • export goods or supply technology that is listed in the Defence and Strategic Goods List;
  • export goods, or supply technology or services, which may be used in a Weapons of Mass Destruction program;
  • become an Australian Community member for the purposes of the Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty;
  • become an Intermediate Consignee for the purposes of the Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty;
  • transition an article into the Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty;
  • apply for an International Import Certificate, Delivery Verification Certificate or Non-Transfer and End-Use Certificate;
  • register as a Broker;
  • conduct a brokering arrangement; or
  • receive US export controlled technology from the Commonwealth under a Third Party Transfer authorisation.

Once you are successfully registered with the Defence Export Control System (DECS), you will be issued with a DECS Client Registration Number, or DCRN.

For more information on the export controls process go to the Register as a DEC Client page.

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.

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.