7 December 2016

Export of controlled substances

Narcotic, psychotropic drugs and some precursor chemicals required export permission from Australia. A list of these substances are provided as a guide.

Applications are grouped into two types:

  1. Licence and permit to export
  2. Pre-export notification
Example 1: Licence and permit to export
Substance Name Application Type Description Import Permit Required Import Licence Required Export licence and permit required
Morphine Narcotic Including, but not limited to: papaveretum; 6-monoacethylmorphine; 3-monoacetylmorphine; 6-acetylmorphine Yes Yes Yes

Narcotic, psychotropic drugs and some precursor chemicals required a licence and permit to export. The licence is valid up to 12 months and the permit is required for each export of each drug and/or preparation.

Select the forms to request a licence to export and permit to export.

Example 2: Pre-export notification
Substance Name Application Type Description Import Permit Required Import Licence Required Export licence and permit required
Acetone Pre-export notification neat and in mixtures at a concentration of a least 90% No No PEN Only

Some precursor chemicals require a pre-export notification (PEN) before they may be exported from Australia. A PEN licence is valid up to three years and the notification (PEN) is required for each shipment a minimum five days before the intended shipment date.

Select the forms to request a Pre-Export Notification Licence and Pre-Export Notification to export which include precursor in the form title.