All international aircraft arriving in Australian territory must land at a landing place that has been determined a first point of entry under section 223 of the Biosecurity Act 2015.
Australia and its territories have ten international airports that are permanently serviced by the department and a further 19 that are not permanently serviced as first point of entry landing places. Prior permission from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is required to land at either an airport that is not permanently serviced or any non first point of entry landing places.
Plants, animals and other kinds of goods may only be landed at certain points. Overseas aircraft must comply with the
Biosecurity Act 2015 and the
First Point of Entry Biosecurity Determinations 2016 when entering an Australian airport.
aircraft application web page for further information on landing aircraft or goods at a non first point of entry.
A map of Australia’s first points of entry for aircraft
This map provides details of all of the department’s first points of entry landing places for aircraft.