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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.

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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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24 March 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.

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24 March 2017

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14 February 2017

With the commencement of the new Biosecurity Act 2015 on 16 June 2016, importers are advised of changes to import conditions and permits. These changes include:

  • an increased number of selected goods that can enter Australia without an import permit, when specified conditions are met
  • a limited number of goods that will require an import permit where they have not previously.

Importers are reminded of the need for an import permit prior to the arrival of goods in Australia. If you intend to import goods into Australia you must comply with the new legislation. For further information about this reminder please refer to Industry Advice Notice Reminder: import permits required prior to arrival of goods.

For specific information on import conditions and permit requirements, please refer to the department’s Biosecurity Import Conditions Database (BICON).

For further information regarding the legislation, please visit: The Biosecurity Act 2015 or contact the Biosecurity Implementation Branch at New Biosecurity Legislation or call us on 1800 040 629.

For assistance using BICON please email the Import Services Team or phone 1800 900 090.


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