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Australia's first points of entry for vessels - text version

​​Plants, animals and other kinds of goods may only be landed at certain points. Overseas vessels must comply with the Biosecurity Act 2015 and the First Point of Entry Biosecurity Determinations 2016 when entering an Australian port.

Approval for the landing of goods must be granted from the department.

This table lists ports that are first points of entry for overseas vessels to Australia.

You can also view a map displaying Australia's first points of entry.

PortStateLatLongApproved Imports
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Coffs Harbour

NSW

-30.3

153.166667

If an overseas vessel wishes to land animals, plants or other goods at a place that is not a declared port, the master, owner or agent of the vessel must apply for permission to land the goods, in accordance with section 146 (Biosecurity Act 2015).

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Lord Howe Island

NSW

-31.540797

159.078126

If an overseas vessel wishes to land animals, plants or other goods at a place that is not a declared port, the master, owner or agent of the vessel must apply for permission to land the goods, in accordance with section 146 (Biosecurity Act 2015).

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Newcastle

NSW

-32.933333

151.766667

  • Imported goods, other than animals, may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Port of Botany Bay

NSW

-34

151.233333

  • Imported goods may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Port Kembla

NSW

-34.466667

150.9

  • Imported goods, other than animals, may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Sydney

NSW

-33.833333

151.283333

  • Imported goods may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Eden

NSW

-37.101912

149.928446

If an overseas vessel wishes to land animals, plants or other goods at a place that is not a declared port, the master, owner or agent of the vessel must apply for permission to land the goods, in accordance with section 146 (Biosecurity Act 2015).

Yamba

NSW

-29.416667

153.366667

  • Sawn timber (other than logs) from Norfolk Island or New Zealand may be landed
  • Kentia palm seed from Norfolk Island may be landed
  • Personal effects that are accompanied passenger baggage may be landed

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Darwin

NT

-12.45

130.833333

  • Imported goods, other than animals, may be landed
    Exceptions:
  • Domestic cats and domestic dogs from New Zealand may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Melville Bay

NT

-12.2

136.666667

  • Imported goods, other than animals and plants and waste, may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Milner Bay

NT

-13.859289

136.419511

  • Imported goods, other than animals and plants, may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Bowen

QLD

-19.85

148.066667

If an overseas vessel wishes to land animals, plants or other goods at a place that is not a declared port, the master, owner or agent of the vessel must apply for permission to land the goods, in accordance with section 146 (Biosecurity Act 2015).

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Brisbane

QLD

-27.383333

153.166667

  • Imported goods may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Bundaberg

QLD

-24.766667

152.383333

  • Imported goods, other than animals and plants, may be landed
    Exceptions:
  • Domestic cats and domestic dogs from New Zealand may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Cairns

QLD

-16.916667

145.783333

  • Imported goods, other than animals, may be landed
    Exceptions:
  • Domestic cats and domestic dogs from New Zealand may be landed
  • Fish (whether alive or dead) may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Gladstone

QLD

-23.85

151.25

  • Imported goods, other than animals, may be landed.
    Exception:
  • Domestic cats and domestic dogs from New Zealand may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Hay Point

QLD

-21.266667

149.316667

  • Personal effects that are accompanied passenger baggage may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Lucinda

QLD

-18.523969

146.331968

If an overseas vessel wishes to land animals, plants or other goods at a place that is not a declared port, the master, owner or agent of the vessel must apply for permission to land the goods, in accordance with section 146 (Biosecurity Act 2015).

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Mackay

QLD

-21.15

149.233333

  • Imported goods, other than animals and plants, may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Mourilyan

QLD

-17.599071

146.123528

  • Personal effects that are accompanied passenger baggage may be landed

Port Alma

QLD

-23.733333

150.866667

  • Imported goods, other than animals, may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Port Kennedy

QLD

-10.583333

142.216667

  • Dead fish may be landed
  • Fruit and vegetables solely for food for human consumption may be landed
  • Personal effects that are accompanied passenger baggage may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Townsville

QLD

-19.25

146.866667

  • Imported goods, other than animals, may be landed
    Exceptions:
  • Domestic cats and domestic dogs from New Zealand may be landed
  • Fish (whether alive or dead) may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Weipa

QLD

-12.666667

141.85

  • Personal effects that are accompanied passenger baggage may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Thevenard

SA

-32.2

133.566667

  • Fertiliser may be landed
  • Waste may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Ardrossan

SA

-34.437089

137.916698

If an overseas vessel wishes to land animals, plants or other goods at a place that is not a declared port, the master, owner or agent of the vessel must apply for permission to land the goods, in accordance with section 146 (Biosecurity Act 2015).

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Port Pirie

SA

-33.166667

138.033333

  • Imported goods may be landed

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Wallaroo

SA

-33.933333

137.616667

  • Fertiliser may be landed
  • Waste may be landed

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Whyalla

SA

-33.033333

137.6

  • Imported goods, other than animals and plants, may be landed

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Port Adelaide

SA

-34.85

138.5

  • Imported goods may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Port Bonython

SA

-32.994339

137.767653

  • Waste may be landed

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Port Giles

SA

-35.033333

137.766667

If an overseas vessel wishes to land animals, plants or other goods at a place that is not a declared port, the master, owner or agent of the vessel must apply for permission to land the goods, in accordance with section 146 (Biosecurity Act 2015).

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Port Lincoln

SA

-34.733333

135.866667

  • Dead fish may be landed
  • Fertiliser may be landed
  • Waste may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

Content may be subject to change

Burnie

TAS

-41.05

145.916667

  • Imported goods, other than animals, may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Devonport

TAS

-41.15

146.366667

  • Imported plants may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Port Huon

TAS

-43.156796

146.960077

If an overseas vessel wishes to land animals, plants or other goods at a place that is not a declared port, the master, owner or agent of the vessel must apply for permission to land the goods, in accordance with section 146 (Biosecurity Act 2015).

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Port Latta

TAS

-40.852709

145.381479

If an overseas vessel wishes to land animals, plants or other goods at a place that is not a declared port, the master, owner or agent of the vessel must apply for permission to land the goods, in accordance with section 146 (Biosecurity Act 2015).

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Hobart

TAS

-42.866667

147.3

  • Imported goods may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Launceston

TAS

-41.433333

146.766667

  • Imported goods, other than animals, may be landed
    Exception:
  • Domestic cats and domestic dogs from New Zealand may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

Content may be subject to change

Spring Bay

TAS

-42.546504

147.931809

If an overseas vessel wishes to land animals, plants or other goods at a place that is not a declared port, the master, owner or agent of the vessel must apply for permission to land the goods, in accordance with section 146 (Biosecurity Act 2015).

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Stanley

TAS

-40.767737

145.30333

  • Imported plants may be landed

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Geelong

VIC

-38.15

144.366667

  • Imported goods, other than animals, may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Melbourne

VIC

-37.846664

144.966667

  • Imported goods may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

Content may be subject to change

Portland

VIC

-38.333333

141.616667

  • Fertiliser may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

Content may be subject to change

Westernport

VIC

-38.462729

145.340881

If an overseas vessel wishes to land animals, plants or other goods at a place that is not a declared port, the master, owner or agent of the vessel must apply for permission to land the goods, in accordance with section 146 (Biosecurity Act 2015).

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

Content may be subject to change

Albany

WA

-35.033333

117.883333

  • Imported goods, other than animals and plants, may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

Content may be subject to change

Broome

WA

-17.966667

122.233333

  • Imported plants may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

Content may be subject to change

Bunbury

WA

-33.316667

115.633333

  • Imported goods, other than animals, may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

Content may be subject to change

Carnarvon

WA

-24.866667

113.616667

If an overseas vessel wishes to land animals, plants or other goods at a place that is not a declared port, the master, owner or agent of the vessel must apply for permission to land the goods, in accordance with section 146 (Biosecurity Act 2015).

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Dampier

WA

-20.666667

116.7

  • Imported goods, other than animals, may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Derby

WA

-17.371938

123.667259

If an overseas vessel wishes to land animals, plants or other goods at a place that is not a declared port, the master, owner or agent of the vessel must apply for permission to land the goods, in accordance with section 146 (Biosecurity Act 2015).

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Esperance

WA

-33.866667

121.883333

  • Imported goods, other than animals and plants, may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Exmouth

WA

-22.43134

114.246826

If an overseas vessel wishes to land animals, plants or other goods at a place that is not a declared port, the master, owner or agent of the vessel must apply for permission to land the goods, in accordance with section 146 (Biosecurity Act 2015).

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Fremantle

WA

-32.008333

115.775

  • Imported goods may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

Content may be subject to change

Geraldton

WA

-28.766667

114.6

  • Imported goods, other than animals, may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

Content may be subject to change

Port Hedland

WA

-20.316667

118.566667

  • Imported goods, other than animals, may be landed

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

Content may be subject to change

Port Walcott

WA

-20.616667

117.183333

If an overseas vessel wishes to land animals, plants or other goods at a place that is not a declared port, the master, owner or agent of the vessel must apply for permission to land the goods, in accordance with section 146 (Biosecurity Act 2015).

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

Content may be subject to change

Wyndham

WA

-15.466667

128.1

If an overseas vessel wishes to land animals, plants or other goods at a place that is not a declared port, the master, owner or agent of the vessel must apply for permission to land the goods, in accordance with section 146 (Biosecurity Act 2015).

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

Content may be subject to change

Christmas Island

Terr

-10.4 3624

105.6616

  • Imported goods may be landed.

Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, new and extensions, can occur at this port

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Terr

-12.05529

96.81086

  • Imported goods may be landed.

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Ball Bay, Norfolk IslandTerr-29.04762167.987030
  • Bulk liquid petroleum and gas products, may be landed

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Cascade Bay,  Norfolk IslandTerr-29.01667167.966670
  • Goods, other than containerised goods and waste, may be landed

Content may be subject to change

Sydney Bay (Kingston), Norfolk IslandTerr-29.017750168.123780
  • Goods, other than containerised goods and waste, may be landed

Content may be subject to change

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