Australia

Publication of information for governments and traders


Federal Register of Legislation

https://www.legislation.gov.au

The Federal Register of Legislation is the authorised whole-of-government website for Commonwealth legislation and related documents.
Customs Act 1901

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2017C...

Provides the legal framework guiding the importation, exportation and transit of goods.
Customs Regulation 2015

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017C...

Provides the regulatory framework for the importation, exportation and transit of goods.
Biosecurity Act 2015

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2017C...

Imposes biosecurity requirements on goods imported into Australia.
Imported Food Control Act 1992

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2016C...

Provides for the compliance of food imported into Australia with Australian food standards and the requirement of public health and safety.
Export Control Act 1982

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2016C...

Imposes requirements on goods exported from Australia.
Businesses, Agents and Trade Professionals

http://www.abf.gov.au/

Provides links to information related to procedures importation, exportation and transit.
Import procedures and forms

https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-an...

Procedures and forms for import of agricultural, forestry and fisheries products

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import

Procedures and forms for export of agricultural, forestry and fisheries products

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/export

Businesses, Agents and Trade Professionals

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/export

Procedures and forms for export of agricultural, forestry and fisheries products
Information for exporters, export procedures, and forms

https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-an...

Businesses, Agents and Trade Professionals

https://bicon.agriculture.gov.au/BiconWeb4.0

Biosecurity Import Conditions System (BICON) includes requirements to import food and agricultural products into Australia, including requirements under various protocols with other countries
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2016C...

http:// https://www.speciesplus.net

Regulates trade in Australian native species and species listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Department of agriculture and water resources

https://micor.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/defaul...

Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MiCOR) Includes an interpretation of the requirements to export products from Australia and comply with obligations under protocols with other countries.
Department of the environment and energy

http://www.environment.gov.au/protection/ozon...

Requirements for import, export and manufacture of ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases.
Department of the environment and energy

http://www.environment.gov.au/protection/haza...

Requirements for import, export and transit of hazardous waste.
Department of the environment and energy

http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/wi...

Information on requirements for international imports and exports of Australian native wildlife and CITES listed species.
Transit procedures

https://www.abf.gov.au/help-and-support-subsi...

https://www.abf.gov.au/help-and-support-subs...

Requirements for import, export and manufacture of ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases.

http://www.environment.gov.au/protection/ozon...

Requirements for import, export and transit of hazardous waste

http://www.environment.gov.au/protection/haza...

Requirements for export of Australian native wildlife and import of species listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/wi...

http:// https://www.speciesplus.net

Customs Tariff Act 1995

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2017C...

Imposes Customs duty on goods imported into Australia.
Applied rates of duties

https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-an...

Information on classification, duties and taxes

https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-an...

https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-a...

Export Charges (Imposition—Customs) Act 2015

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2015A...

Imposes, as taxes, charges relating to the export of goods, so far as those charges are duties of customs
Export Charges (Imposition—Excise) Act 2015

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2015A...

Imposes, as taxes, charges relating to the export of goods, so far as those charges are duties of excise
Export Charges (Imposition—General) Act 2015

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2015A...

Imposes, as taxes, charges relating to the export of goods, so far as those charges are neither duties of customs nor duties of excise
Legislation covering import and manufacture levies for ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases

http://www.environment.gov.au/protection/ozon...

Export Control Act 1982

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2016C...

Imposes requirements on goods exported from Australia.
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2016C...

http:// https://www.speciesplus.net

Regulates trade in Australian native species and species listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Customs Licensing Charges Act 1997

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2016C...

Imposes charges in relation to the licensing of depots, warehouses and customs brokers
Import Processing Charges Act 2001

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2016C...

Imposes import processing charges in respect of certain goods imported into Australia
Export Charges (Collection) Act 2015

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2016C...

Provides for the collection of export charges
Import processing charges

https://www.abf.gov.au/help-and-support-subsi...

Licensing of depots, warehouses and customs brokers

https://www.abf.gov.au/help-and-support-subsi...

Fees and charges related to provision of import and export services for agricultural, fishery and forestry products. These include regulatory services, inspection, biosecurity and export certification of goods and premises

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/fees

Legislation covering import and manufacture levies for ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases

http://www.environment.gov.au/protection/ozon...

Licence requirements for import, export and manufacture of ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases including licence application fees

http://www.environment.gov.au/protection/ozon...

Licence requirements for import, export and manufacture of ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases including licence application fees

http://www.environment.gov.au/protection/ozon...

Permit fees for exports of Australian native wildlife and imports of species listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/wi...

Interpretive rules for the valuation of products for customs purposes

https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-an...

Interpretive rules for classifying goods

https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-an...

General information on rules of origin

https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-an...

Preferential and non-preferential origin policy

https://www.abf.gov.au/free-trade-agreements/...

Preferential rules of origin

https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-an...

Labelling requirements for certain goods, including country of production, before importation into Australia

https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-an...

Requirements for information on country of origin for import of species listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/wi...

http:// https://www.speciesplus.net

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2016C...

http:// https://www.speciesplus.net

Regulates trade in Australian native species and species listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Customs Tariff Act 1995

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2017C...

Imposes Customs duty on goods imported into Australia.
Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/F1996B0...

Prohibits the importation of specific goods, unless permission is granted from relevant government agencies
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2016C...

http:// https://www.speciesplus.net

Regulates trade in Australian native species and species listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

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Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017C...

Prohibits the exportation of specific goods, unless permission is granted from relevant government agencies
Information about which goods are controlled on import or export and how to obtain permission to import or export

https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-an...

Information on the restrictions on import or export of ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases

http://www.environment.gov.au/protection/ozon...

Information on requirements for live plant and animal specimens considered to be suitable for import into Australia

http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/wi...

Biosecurity Import Conditions System (BICON) includes requirements to import food and agricultural products into Australia, including requirements under various protocols with other countries

https://bicon.agriculture.gov.au/BiconWeb4.0

Customs Act 1901

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2017C...

Provides the legal framework guiding the importation, exportation and transit of goods.
Customs Regulation 2015

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017C...

Provides the regulatory framework for the importation, exportation and transit of goods.
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2016C...

http:// https://www.speciesplus.net

Regulates trade in Australian native species and species listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Information on offences and penalties related to the control of imports and exports

https://www.abf.gov.au/trade-and-goods-compli...

https://www.abf.gov.au/trade-and-goods-compl...

Information on Australia's approach to trade and goods compliance.

https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-an...

Penalty provisions for ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouses

http://www.environment.gov.au/protection/ozon...

Penalties relating to international trade in Australian native species, and species listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/wi...

http:// https://www.speciesplus.net

Information on how to apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for a review of an administrative decision made under Commonwealth law

https://www.aat.gov.au/apply-for-a-review

Procedures for the review of valuation advice

https://www.abf.gov.au/help-and-support-subsi...

Procedures for the internal review of tariff advice

https://www.abf.gov.au/help-and-support-subsi...

Information on judicial review

http://www.fedcourt.gov.au/about/jurisdiction

Biosecurity Act 2015

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2017C...

Imposes biosecurity requirements on goods imported into Australia.
Export Control Act 1982

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2016C...

Imposes requirements on goods exported from Australia.
Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2015C...

Provides for the recognition within Australia regulatory standards adopted in New Zealand regarding goods and occupations
Notices

https://www.abf.gov.au/help-and-support/notic...

Provide up to date information on a range of customs issues
Information on trade agreements including information on how to claim preferential tariff treatment through Australia's free trade agreements

http://dfat.gov.au/trade/agreements/Pages/tra...

https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-a...

Information on mutual recognition arrangements on conformity assessment

https://www.industry.gov.au/regulation-and-st...

Information on Authorised Economic Operator Program Mutual Recognition Arrangements

https://www.abf.gov.au/about-us/what-we-do/tr...

Export Control Act 1982

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2016C...

Imposes requirements on goods exported from Australia.
Australian Customs Notices and updates including the administration of Australia's tariff quota on cheese and curd (for 2019)

https://www.abf.gov.au/help-and-support/notic...

https://www.abf.gov.au/help-and-support-subs...