Under Australian Grape and Wine Authority Regulations, all wine shipments over 100 litres require export approval.

Exporting Wine

Under Australian Grape and Wine Authority Regulations, all wine shipments over 100 litres require export approval. The purpose is to protect the reputation of Australian wine by assisting operators in the Australian wine sector to comply with international regulatory requirements, monitoring compliance with relevant elements of Australian law and investigating breaches when detected. 

Read the Australian Grape and Wine Authority Compliance Guide for information on exporting wine from Australia.
The approval process includes the following steps:

  • Licence to Export
  • Product Registration
  • Export Permit
  • Bulk Consignee Approval (for exports of bulk wine)

Exporters can submit applications either online via the WEA system or by submitting downloadable Forms and forwarding to Wine Australia. Licences can be applied for using the link on the right.

Australian Grape and Wine Authority Regulations allow for an application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for the review of a refusal by AGWA to grant, revoke, suspend or cancel an export licence or issue an export certificate.