Australian Trusted Trader

Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) is a partnership with Australian business to secure our borders and facilitate legitimate trade. ATT saves your business time and money through a range of benefits

Known Consignor

Already a Known Consignor or want to find out more?

All goods that are exported by air from Australia must be cleared and have a valid Security Declaration before the airline will accept the goods.

The Security Declaration can only be issued by a Known Consignor or a Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RACA).

For exporters, this means that you will need to:

  • be approved as a Known Consignor, so you can secure your own air cargo, or
  • use a RACA to examine your air cargo.

Help is available to apply for both Known Consignor and ATT. If you are already a Known Consignor and want to apply for ATT, please email aircargosecurity@homeaffairs.gov.au. If you are already an ATT and want to apply for Known Consignor please contact your Australian Border Force (ABF) account manager.

If you wish to apply for both at the same time, please complete the Known Consignor application found here and when you email it note that you wish to apply for both. You will be contacted for some additional details required under ATT but other common questions will be pre-filled and you will need to review and submit the application to ensure it represents how your business operates.