Container refund points


In some circumstances, beverage products that are manufactured or first sold into Queensland will be exported out of the state – either overseas or into another state or territory. In this case an export has occurred. Because these containers do not stay in Queensland either for consumption or redemption, they do not become a cost to the scheme. The exporter of the containers may then be eligible for an export refund.

A company who exports beverage products in eligible containers may claim the export refund if:

  • The containers have had the scheme costs paid and
  • There is an export refund claim agreement (ERCA) with Container Exchange in effect

The ERCA provides a direct contractual relationship between the exporter and Container Exchange (CoEx). This allows CoEx to audit and verify the claims that are made to ensure that the integrity of the scheme is maintained.

If you require the export protocol and guidance document, please email

Should you require more information, please email



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