Mineral Export Permissions (Uranium and controlled ores)

Last updated: 11 December 2023

Under the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, the Minister for Resources grants export permissions for the export of uranium and other nuclear material, which may include rare earth elements and other critical minerals.
The controlled materials include:

  • uranium (including UOC);
  • depleted uranium (DU) transport containers;
  • other materials such as laboratory reagents containing 500 parts per million (ppm) (0.05% per cent by weight) or more of uranium and thorium combined;
  • other nuclear materials including plutonium, americium, curium, and californium;
  • controlled ores or concentrates containing 500 ppm or more of uranium and thorium combined, including:
    • monazite
    • tantalum concentrates
    • tantalum glass
    • zircon.

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