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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 April 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.

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25 April 2018

1 Alerts issued in the last 7 days. View

0 Change notices issued in the last 7 days. View


10 April 2018

Did you know that you can keep up to date with import conditions using the Alerts and Changes in BICON?

You can find the Alerts & Changes on the Home page.

Current Alerts that have been issued in the last 7 days, are accessed via the orange box. These are typically for biosecurity risk.

Current Changes to import conditions issued in the last 7 days, are accessed via the teal box.


You can also find the Alerts and Changes tab on the main menu and in every import case.


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