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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.

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25 November 2017

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
Search parameters
25 November 2017

5 Alerts issued in the last 7 days. View

2 Change notices issued in the last 7 days. View


20 November 2017

Did you know that the Non Commodity case is returned along with all search results?

The Non Commodity case will be the first case you see in the Search Results after you perform any successful search in BICON.


Select the Non Commodity case hyperlink.

You now can proceed through the Non Commodity case and define the import scenario.

The Non Commodity case contains information related to packaging materials, containers and transport methods used to bring goods into the country.


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