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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 moreOpen external site link in new window

  • 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).Open external site link in new window

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