The Requirements for Exporting Wine

Under Australian Wine &Brandy Corporation Regulations, all wine shipments of 100 litres or more require export approval regardless of the number of consignees to which the shipment is addressed. The Corporation only approves wine for export from Australia. It does not have the power to approve wine for import into the receiving country.For requirements in receiving countries see the Export Market Guide. The AWBC can provide some import certification required by importing countries.

Approval Process

For wine product to be exported:

  • the exporter must hold an export licence
  • the product must be tested and deemed both sound and merchantable
  • an export permit is required for each consignment.

Some additional conditions apply for bulk wine exports.

AWBC Regulations allow for an application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for the review of a refusal by the AWBC to grant, revoke, suspend or cancel an export licence or issue an export certificate.