16 November 2021
Who does this notice affect?
All importers and customs brokers who will be required to lodge imported cargo documentation to the department for biosecurity assessment during this planned maintenance period.
All shipping agents or operators of maritime conveyances who will be required to report pre-arrival information during this planned maintenance period.
All clients who will be required to make an online payment during this planned maintenance period.
All importers of plants, cats and/or dogs who will be required to use the Post Entry Biosecurity System during this planned maintenance period.
Due to scheduled infrastructure maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 23:30 Friday 19 November to 03:30 Saturday 20 November 2021 (AEDT):
- Cargo Online Lodgement System (COLS)
- Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS)
- Online Payment Service (OPS)
- Post Entry Biosecurity System (PEBS)
Users will be unable to lodge treatment certificates through the BMSB Declaration and Treatment Certificate Portal during this time.
Clients are advised to avoid using the above listed systems for the duration of the maintenance period.