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Welcome to BICON

BICON houses the Australian Government's Biosecurity import conditions database for more than 20,000 plants, animals, minerals and biological products. It will help you to determine what import conditions exist and if an import permit is required. Please refer to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Importing to Australia page for more information about BICON.

Search for Import Item

Search for the commodity you want to import. You can also search for your import by scientific name or tariff code. Refer to the BICON Help page for tips on searching.

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Australia
20 May 2024

Locating an import case using a scientific name is a 3 step process. Use the filter to find available names, select from the list and then click search.

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Australia
20 May 2024

You may locate import cases by using at least the first 4 digits of a tariff code. Not entering the full 10 digits may return multiple results.

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20 May 2024

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News

14 May 2024

The unplanned service disruption to the Biosecurity Import Conditions (BICON) system has been resolved. Clients can now submit new applications as normal.

Between 14:00 and 16:20 on Tuesday 14 May 2024 (AEST), some BICON users were experiencing intermittent issues preventing access to the BICON website.