Businesses, Agents and Trade Professionals

Australian Trusted Trader

Includes information on the programme for industry partners, participation requirements and how to apply.


Australian Trusted Trader is a voluntary trade facilitation initiative. It recognises businesses with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices, rewarding accredited businesses with a range of trade facilitation benefits.

Australian Trusted Trader is an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme. AEOs work to secure the international supply chain, while facilitating the movement of legitimate trade.


Current benefits for accredited Trusted Traders include:

  • a dedicated Account Manager
  • Priority Trade Services
  • a lighter touch at the border
  • use of the Australian Trusted Trader logo 
  • streamlined Accredited Sponsor process for Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (subclass 457) Programme
  • monthly reports
  • Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  • Consolidated Cargo Clearance.

More information about current and future programme benefits is available.


Australian Trusted Trader is free to join and accreditation is available to all Australian businesses that are active in the international trade supply chain, and meet or exceed the required standards.

Eligibility requirements

  • an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • two years history of participation in international trade activities
  • the ability to demonstrate financial solvency.

Applying for Australian Trusted Trader

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To apply:

After extensive industry feedback, the ATT application form has been completely redesigned to make it quicker to complete. The simplified form mainly consists of a series of yes/no style questions to gather information about your business.

The new application form should take approximately 2-10 hours to complete (a significant drop from 200 hours), depending on the size and complexity of your business. You are not required to use a consultant to complete any part of the application process. The Trusted Trader Help Desk can provide you with assistance at any stage by contacting

When completing the application form you can now nominate a suitable time and date for the on-site validation so that your business can move quickly through the process. The entire accreditation process can take as little as six weeks.

More information about the application process is available.

Case studies

Watch the below case studies to learn more about the programme and the benefits for the growing number of accredited Trusted Traders. 

Xtreme Freight

Watch Xtreme Freight case study video

For more information see: Xtreme Freight.

GM Holden

Watch the GM Holden case study video

For more information see: GM Holden.

BCR Australia

Watch BCR case study video.

For more information see: BCR website.

Teys Australia

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Watch Teys Australia case study video.

For more information see: Teys Australia website.

Pacific Brands

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Watch the Pacific Brands case study video.

For more information see: Pacific Brands website.