Australia's first points of entry for vessels - text version
Approval for the landing of goods must be granted from the department.
- Vessels with ships pets are required to arrive at a port that is a first point of entry.
- View more information about biosecurity requirements for importing goods.
- For more details on ship sanitation and certification refer to Ship sanitation and certification regime.
Please be aware that there have been changes to the determination of ports that may impact what classes of vessels and goods are permitted to arrive at an FPOE. It is the obligation of a vessel’s master, owner or agent to ensure the vessel complies with FPOE determinations. Please see the first point of entry determination for each port for current permissions. Links are provided in the table below.
Ports that demonstrated full compliance with regulatory requirements were granted ongoing first point of entry determination. Certain ports had their transitional first point of entry determination extended and can continue to operate as usual during their extension period.
The determinations for the ports of Carnarvon, Exmouth, Port Huon, Spring Bay and Stanley lapsed on 16 June 2019. The determination for the Port of Lord Howe Island lapsed on 16 June 2020. As these ports are no longer FPOE they are not listed in the table below.
This table lists ports that are first points of entry for international vessels to Australia.
You can also view a map displaying Australia's first points of entry.