Under the Customs Act 1901, tangible goods included in the DSGL may not befrom Australia unless a licence or permission has been granted by the Minister for Defence, or an authorised person, and that licence or permission is produced to a Collector of Customs before exportation.
The export of controlled technology--for example related blueprints, plans, and technical data--outside Australia by tangible means is also controlled by the Customs Act 1901 and requires a permit. This means that, as for physical goods, a permit is also required to take controlled technology stored on a physical medium, such as a USB drive, computer hard drive or CD, outside of Australia. This includes scenarios where the media storage device is sent via postal service or is carried in hand-held or checked luggage.
Researchers should ensure they have obtained appropriate permits or licences as may be required for any materials that are to be exported.