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This report is issued by Defence Export Controls (DEC) in response to your search of the Defence and Strategic Goods List at https://dsgl.defence.gov.au

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You searched for the following term/s:

The DSGL items you selected from your search are in the Attachments to this document.

  • No DSGL Items Selected

    If you did not select any DSGL items, but require further confirmation from DEC that the goods and technology you searched for are not listed in the DSGL, you can submit an Application for DSGL Assessment to DEC.

  • DSGL Items Selected

    On the basis of the DSGL items you selected, you may be able self-assess if your goods and technology are listed in the DSGL. If these items are listed, and the activity you are undertaking is a controlled activity, and no exemptions apply, then you will require a permit.

You should contact DEC prior to exporting, supplying or brokering goods, software or technology if, at any time you have reason to believe or suspect, that the goods, software or technology will or may be for:

  • a military end-use, or

  • use in a weapons of mass destruction program.

Further information on export controls, can be found on the DEC website at www.defence.gov.au/ExportControls.


The Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) is updated regularly and any changes to the DSGL could result in your items becoming subject to, or no longer subject to, export control laws administered by the Department of Defence.

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
The Weapons of Mass Destruction (Prevention of Proliferation) Act 1995 controls the supply and export of goods where there is a belief or suspicion that the goods may be used in a WMD program. The WMD Act also controls the provision of services where there is a belief or suspicion that they may assist a WMD program. A WMD program is a plan or program for the development, production, acquisition or stockpiling of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons or missiles that are capable of delivering such weapons. This includes situations in which goods might be used in support, development or precursory activities associated with a WMD program. A guide to the WMD Act can be downloaded from our website.

Military End-Use (MEU)
The Military End-Use provision (s112BA of the Customs Act 1901) provides the power to prohibit the export of ‘non-regulated’ goods (i.e. goods that are not listed in the DSGL) that may contribute to a military end-use that would prejudice Australia’s security, defence or international relations.

WMD and MEU assessments are based on circumstances and information such as:

  • the use of the goods or services;
  • the destination;
  • the end user/s, consignees or others entities associated with the export/supply of the goods/technology or provision of services;
  • the risk of diversion to a WMD program;
  • the utility of the goods in military or paramilitary activities;
  • Australia’s national interest or foreign policy objectives;
  • the political, regional or international environment; or
  • other significant information that the Government considers relevant and/or of concern.

Independent of this advice, it is your responsibility to seek appropriate authorisations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade if you are intending to export, supply or broker your goods and technology to a sanctioned destination or entity. Information is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) website at www.dfat.gov.au/sanctions. If sanctions are relevant to your activity, you should seek advice from DFAT before continuing.

Foreign Import Approval
The government of each foreign country is responsible for import approval to that country. You are responsible for ensuring that any necessary approvals are obtained and the issue of this advice does not in any way indicate whether such approval may or may not be provided.

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Tel: 1800 66 10 66
Email: ExportControls@defence.gov.au
Website: www.defence.gov.au/ExportControls

Definitions & Abbreviations

Defence Export Controls - Ensuring Australia Exports Responsibly

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Relevant Notes for interpreting this DSGL Item

Additional Guidance Material

Sensitive Listing

Very Sensitive Listing