Application for a Multiple Consignment Authority to import, export or re-export wildlife or wildlife products
Part 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Multiple Consignment Authorities (formerly known as Multiple Use Permits) are available in most circumstances for an application fee of A$153 per six-month period. They authorise an unlimited number of consignments of a particular range of specimens, for a period of up to three years (six months in the case of CITES specimens). Holders of Multiple Consignment Authorities are issued with uniquely numbered Specimen Export Records. For each individual export consignment, the permit holder must complete a Specimen Export Record describing the consignment. A photocopy of the Multiple Consignment Authority and an original Specimen Export Record should accompany the shipment overseas.