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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 and Water Resources' 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.

Advanced Search
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19 June 2018

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.

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.

Advanced Search
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19 June 2018

5 Alerts issued in the last 7 days. View

2 Change notices issued in the last 7 days. View


18 June 2018

Due to planned maintenance, the Department's Biosecurity Import Conditions (BICON) system will be impacted between 23:30 Monday 18th June to 01:30 Tuesday 19th June 2018 (AEST).

BICON will be available during this time, however clients may encounter error messages when attempting to submit permit applications, or pay for previously submitted permit applications.

Clients who are intending on using BICON, please await the completion of this scheduled outage before attempting to access this service.

25 May 2018

Did you know that the Permit Quick Search function will also find Applications?

In the Permit Quick Search you can enter a permit number or an application number.

BICON will find what you need.

Enter the application number in the Permit Quick Search field.

Select Search.

BICON will take you directly to the Permits Lifecycle.

Application and permit information will be displayed.

Hover over or select the blue hyperlink for further work item and status information.


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