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Trade certificates

The Victorian Chamber provides an easy and cost-effective option for applying for a Certificate of Free Sale and Certificate of Health. Let our expert team take care of the paperwork required for conducting business overseas.

Trade certificates

Due to COVID-19 and changes to working conditions, the Victorian Chamber will no longer be issuing hard copy Certificates of Free Sale from 4 October 2021.

Certificates of Free Sale are now to be submitted online and an electronic certificate will be issued. The electronic Certificate of Free Sale can be printed in colour and presented as a valid hard copy to the relevant authorities in Australia and overseas.

We confirm that the electronic Certificates of Free Sale maintain the same legal validity as the hard copy Certificates of Free Sale that were issued prior to 4 October 2021.


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Certificate of Free Sale

A Certificate of Free Sale is evidence that goods, such as food items and cosmetics, are legally sold or distributed in the open market, freely without restriction, and approved by the regulatory authorities in the country of origin (Australia).


We do not offer Certificates of Free Sale for the below:

Certificate of Health

A Certificate of Health is an official document that confirms your export products are fit for human consumption or use. When applying for a health certificate, all products must be produced/manufactured in Australia.


The Victorian Chamber does not issue health certificates for either Dairy or Meat based products or any of the listed prescribed products that are governed by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.


What do I require for my application?

Before you start your application, make sure you have all the required supporting information including:

  • Full list of products you wish to have on the certificate
  • A signed declaration statement on your company letterhead addressed to the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry outlining that the information on the certificate is true and correct. Please make reference to products listed on the certificate
  • Documented evidence that all the listed products are sold in Australia (e.g. domestic invoice or purchase order between two Australian businesses)
  • For Health Certificates, provide sufficient proof that all products to be listed on the health certificate are of Australian origin


Our team of experts is here to help with any questions you may have along the way, making the process hassle free. Contact us today.

You can expect to hear from one of our team within 2 days of submitting your application.


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