With the commencement of the new Biosecurity Act 2015 on 16 June 2016, importers are reminded of the need to obtain any relevant import permits prior to the arrival of goods in Australia.
If you intend to import goods into Australia that require import permits eg fertilizer products, you must comply with the new legislation.
Under the Biosecurity Act 2015, the department cannot issue an import permit for goods that have already landed. In the past, the department has facilitated imports that have landed without a permit by allowing importers to apply for a permit. This will no longer be the case.
For more information, please visit the DAWR website.