How To Apply for Phytosanitary Certificate In Australia

How To Apply for Phytosanitary Certificate In Australia

Application In Person By Yourself:

  1. To apply for an application for a Phytosanitary certificate, applicants must contact for a Phytosanitary certificate at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. Contact details are provided below in the “office contact and office locations” section.
  2. It is necessary to fill out an Application form with the Contacting Officer in the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment.
  3. The application form is available at the following URL: Link
    How To Apply for Phytosanitary Certificate In Australia
    How To Apply for Phytosanitary Certificate In Australia

     , scroll down to the application form is located under the the section on forms.

  4. Complete the online application and fill in your personal details.
  5. Be sure to have all the necessary documents which are listed under the “Required Document””Required Document” section on this page.
  6. The applicant must submit the application form that has been filled out along with the required documents to the officer responsible for the Department of Agriculture.
  7. Once the application has been processed The applicant must pay the amount as specified by the Officer.
  8. The inspector visits the applicant’s premises and inspects the item that is destined to be shipped out.
  9. If the inspection produces satisfactory results The inspector will issue an Phytosanitary Certificate.

Application In Online

  1. To apply for a Phytosanitary Certificate online go to the following link: Link
  2. The applicant has to register as an exporter on the Export Documentation System(EXDOC)
  3. The registration form is available at the following link: Link
  4. Fill out the form, download it and complete your personal details.
  5. The applicant must send the form filled in and completed filled in to the EXDOC helpdesk. Contact information are provided below under the “office addresses and locations” section.
  6. After the registration form has been completed, users of export are issued an individual exporter number. They are now able to get permits, along with other documents required and issued to their names through the EXDOC System. Link

Documents Required Phytosanitary Certificate

  • Application form
  • Commercial invoice
  • Sales Contract
  • Checklist for packing

Office Locations and Contacts

Department of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentD18 Marcus Street
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Address for mail
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Contact details: Link
EXDOC Email:

What Are All The Eligibility

  • Contact with the contact officer for further details on eligibility requirements.


  • Please contact your Contact Officer to get further information regarding fees.


  • It is only valid for one consignment or shipment. Any new shipment must be issued the use of a new Phytosanitary Certificate

Processing Time

  • Between 2 and 4 days for application by hand
  • 2 days to EXDOC system

Requirements Information

  • The type of application
  • Codes
  • Type of package
  • Production area
  • Country of origin
  • Exporting country
  • Address
  • Points for entry and exit
  • Batch number

Documentation is needed

  • The Phytosanitary Certificate can be used to verify that the shipment meets Phytosanitary Import specifications.

Information that could be helpful

  • Please click on the the link to find out more information about the EXDOC system.

External Links

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