Banned and restricted imports to Australia
When importing, it's important to find out if the goods you'd like to import are prohibited or restricted goods. You can find this information out through the prohibited and restricted imports page on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website.
You can also contact the DIBP for more information.
If the goods are prohibited, try and find a local alternative by searching the Industry Capability Network.
If the goods are restricted, find out about the restrictions and what you need to do in order to import them. You may need to get a permit and pay a fee.
If you import or manufacture industrial chemicals for commercial purposes, you must register with the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS). Registration involves an annual registration fee.
For restrictions and prohibitions on importing chemicals and chemical products, take a look at the Chemicals Business Checklist on the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science website.
What to do...
- Find out from DIBP if the goods you're importing are prohibited or restricted imports.
- Contact the DIBP.
- For importing chemicals, see information for industry on the NICNAS website.