Our mission is to enable and ensure the responsible export of military and dual-use goods and technologies by:

  • providing early advice to producers and developers on the control status and exportability of their good, service and technology
  • issuing permits for controlled exports, supplies, publications or brokering where it is in the national interest
  • delivering outreach programs to enable exporters to meet their obligations under relevant  Australian regulations and legislation
  • contributing to Australia's international efforts to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction through participation in  multilateral non-proliferation and export control regimes
  • authorising end-user and non-transfer certificates for the import of controlled defence and strategic goods
  • providing assistance with re-transfer approvals for foreign-sourced defence items

To achieve this in a cost-effective and efficient manner, we are working to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Provide accurate, consistent and timely export control advice
  • Facilitate the responsible export of controlled goods and technologies
  • Be an active partner in a networked system of export controls
  • Be a workplace of choice
  • Be accountable and transparent in all our business