Exporting Organic Products

Under the Export Control Act 1982 and the Export Control (Organic Produce Certification) Orders, it is prohibited to export organic produce unless an Organic Produce Certificate (OPC) has been issued under these Orders for the produce. This document is a requirement of the Australian Government and requires authorisation from Certification Bodies such as ACO Certification Ltd.

For all organic exports, 10Kg or 10L and over, an OPC is required, irrespective of whether the importing country requires the document or not.

Please view our current Fee Schedule for OPC processing fees.

Some Important things to know:

  • OPC’s must be submitted prior to shipment departure.
  • Exports to the EU must also go through TRACES
  • Approved Exports Certificates will be sent electronically upon assessment (within 24hrs), and via post the following day. International post will be sent via courier.

Please address all OPC enquiries to our exports email

If you would like further information on exports, please feel free to contact our exports officer on (07) 3350 5706.

Industry Links

  • Notices from the Department of Agriculture: Organic Industry Notices issued by the department are available here.
  • For further information please refer to the Department of Agriculture Website