Application for certificate of exemption


Australia's movable cultural heritage is protected by legislation which controls the export of important cultural heritage objects, so that our irreplaceable heritage is not lost to the nation forever.

Not all cultural heritage objects can be exported. Objects subject to export control are of exceptional importance in the development of Australian society and culture.

Two categories of material are controlled by the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 (the PMCH Act) and include: Class A objects and Class B objects.