Under Regulation 9 of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, you must have permission to export:
All uranium produced in Australia is exported for use in nuclear energy generation or research reactors. It can only be used for peaceful purposes in countries Australia has approved.
Our export controls reflect Australia’s stringent nuclear safety and security requirements, including Australia’s non-proliferation obligations.
Controlled materials include:
Australian UOC can only be exported to countries that have a nuclear cooperation agreement with Australia. Countries must also have a Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement and Additional Protocol with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
There is no standard application form for this process. Before you begin, please contact us to discuss the nature of your proposal. This will avoid processing delays and help you to meet the application requirements. For example, you’ll need to provide:
You must also have a permit to possess or transport nuclear material from the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office (ASNO).
Please send your hardcopy application to: Senator the Hon Keith Pitt, Minister for Resources and Water, PO BOX 6100, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600.
If you are issued with an export permission, you must:
Applications for Controlled Ores and Other Nuclear Materials are managed in the Export Permissions Portal (EPP).
If you haven’t applied for mineral export permission before, please email us to request access to the EPP. Include your full name and company.
Your application must include all of the following:
We require a statement from the intended end-user(s) of the material. We encourage you to use the end-user template [60KB DOCX].
An end-use statement must include details on:
All intended traders of the material (not just the manufacturer or processor) must provide an end-user statement.
If you are exporting a controlled ore to China (directly or indirectly), additional information is required. To satisfy Australia’s reporting obligations in Annex D of the Australia-China Nuclear Transfer Agreement, please include:
Please email a scanned copy of your application to: Manager, Major Commodities Section, Resources Division at Uranium.IndustrySection@industry.gov.au
Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Permissions to export controlled materials are granted by the Minister for Resources and Water or an authorised person in the department.
We treat all information, including our initial discussion with you, as commercial-in-confidence.
Last updated: 27 September 2021
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