The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is an international effort to eliminate ‘conflict diamond’ trade. Conflict diamonds are rough diamonds (diamonds in their natural state) used by rebel movements to fund wars against legitimate governments.
If you intend to export rough diamonds, you must obtain a Kimberley Process Certificate (KPC) as proof the diamonds are from legitimate sources. Only countries participating in the scheme can receive rough diamond exports.
Diamonds with any of the following Australian Harmonised Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) codes are subject to the KPCS:
Only countries participating in the KPCS can trade rough diamonds. See the list of participants on the Kimberley Process website.
Follow these steps to apply for a KPC.
Complete the form relevant to your circumstances. Please read the information and contact us to discuss the KPC requirements before you start.
Complete the Occasional Exporter form if you are seeking to export rough diamonds on a 'one-off' or infrequent basis. We assess and grant these on a shipment-by-shipment basis.
Complete the Frequent Exporter form to apply for a licence to issue KPCs for shipments of Australian-origin products. This is available to companies who have a pattern of regular exports over a minimum of 12 months prior to the application. It is subject to a strict schedule of licence conditions. Licences are valid from 1 January to 31 December of the current year.
Your application must include the following documentation. They must be current originals. Out-of-date copies will not be assessed.
When preparing to send us your application, please check that you have provided all of the required details and original documentation. This will avoid processing delays. Details on how to send your application to us are in the form.
If you have any questions, please call us.
We aim to process completed applications within 5 working days of receipt. Incomplete applications can take longer.
The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia or an authorised officer in this department issues KPCs.
Last updated: 8 December 2020
Content ID: 42921