Exporting Organic Products

Under the Export Control Act 1982 and the Export Control Orders 1997, it is prohibited to export organic produce unless an Organic Produce Certificate (OPC) or Transaction Certificate (TC) has been issued under these Orders for the produce. These documents are a requirement of the Australian Government and require authorisation from Certification Bodies such as Australian Certified Organic.

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

Please refer to our ACO Exporting Requirements for Certified Organic/Biodynamic Produce here for full instructions.

Please view our current Fee Schedule for OPC/TC processing fees.

Some Important things to know:

  • OPC’s must be submitted prior to shipment departure.
  • Exports to the EU must 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.

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