Investigators have a responsibility to ensure that they comply with the Biosecurity Act 2015 when dealing with quarantine status material and with the requirements of all other regulatory organisations prior to and after importation or exportation of materials.
Investigators wishing to import material from overseas should determine whether they require an Import Permit from the Department of Agriculture (formerly AQIS). In addition, some quarantine status material must be stored or dealt with under an Approved Arrangement.
New Import Permit Search & Application Processes
The Department of Agriculture's new Biosecurity Import Conditions System (BICON) system was rolled out in October 2015. The system replaces the Import Conditions (ICON) database. Learn more
2015 Biosecurity Act
The 2015 Biosecurity Act was passed by Parliament in May 2015 and received Royal Assent on June 16 2015. The current Act is in force for 12 months allowing a transition to the new one. Learn more
New Approved Arrangements for Accredited Persons Course
The new Approved Arrangements course was released in June 2016. The Department of Agriculture have recently released the guidelines for the new accreditation. Learn more
State Plant Quarantine Regulations
What does it mean for Adelaide researchers? Learn more
AQIS Change of Name
Please note that the previous Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) is now known as Department of Agriculture (DA).