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Case: Plant and plant products prohibited by Customs Effective: 01 Jul 2022 to 04 Aug 2022

Import Conditions

Import conditions define the biosecurity requirements which must be met for your import. Where import conditions have been developed, they will be listed below.

  1. Certain species of plants/fungi and plant products contain drugs or precursors of drugs that are prohibited under Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956. Below is a list of examples of plant/fungus species and plant products that are prohibited entry. This list is provided for information only and is subject to change. Refer to the Department of Home Affairs for current details.

    Plants, parts of plants and seeds prohibited under customs regulations
    Argyreia nervosa
    Cannabis sativa (Marijuana) - Cannabis and cannabis resin
    Catha edulis (Khat)
    Ephedra sinica
    Erythroxylon spp. (Cocaine) - Any species of this genus
    Ipomoea hederacea
    Ipomoea tricolor
    Ipomoea violacea
    Lophophora spp. - Any species of this genus
    Mitragyna speciosa
    Nicotiana tabacum (Raw and sun-dried)
    Papaver bracteatum
    Papaver somniferum (Opium poppy)
    Piper methysticum (Kava)
    Piptadenia peregrina (Anadenanthera peregrina)
    Rivea corymbosa
    Salvia divinorum

    Fungi and plant products prohibited under customs regulations

    Please refer to the Department of Home Affairs for current details on importing tobacco products for both commercial and personal use.

    Fungi that contain psilocine or psilocybine.

    Each consignment will be subject to an inspection to verify that it is free of seeds, live insects, soil and other biosecurity risk material.

    The biosecurity import conditions and import permit requirements for these items can be found in BICON by searching for the plant/fungus species name. If the plant/fungus species cannot be found, email the Client Contact Group Canberra.

    Any plants (or parts of plants, including seeds), fungi (or parts of fungi), and plant products that are prohibited under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 that are found by biosecurity officers will be referred to the Australian Customs Service.

  2. Warnings and Information Notices

    You may require a wildlife trade permit and/or other approvals from the Wildlife Trade Regulation section. More information is available on the International wildlife trade webpage.

What happens next?

When you are importing into Australia a departmental officer will assess the risk posed by your import and determine the appropriate outcome to apply. You may use the link below to view the likely outcomes for this particular import scenario. Please be aware that the assessment conducted may result in an outcome that is not listed.

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