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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
18 April 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
18 April 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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News

15 April 2024

The department is conducting I.T. infrastructure maintenance from 23:00 to 23:05 on Saturday 20 April (AEST). BICON users may experience a brief outage during this planned maintenance period.

Clients are advised to complete and submit any in-progress import permit applications prior to the commencement of this planned outage period.

7 April 2024

If you are experiencing performance issues following the recent infrastructure change, please use the ‘Contact us’ feature, and tell us what issue is occurring for you.

In the details please provide any specific URLs you are having difficulty with and if helpful attach a screenshot.