How to complete an application to Import Live Fish and Drosophila

​​​The Application to Import Live Fish and Drosophila consists of the following sections:

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Importer details

Enter the name, street address, telephone number, fax number and email address of the person or organisation importing the goods into Australia. In the space provided, enter the contact person's name for this consignment. This name will be included on the Import Permit.

Lodging online

Please note an email address and a home phone and/or mobile number are required in both Importer and Exporter details.

Exporter details

The exporter is the individual or organisation who is sending the commodity to Australia. Provide the exporter's street address, telephone number, fax number and email address (if applicable).

Animal/Commodity details

You must provide a thorough description of the live animals that you intend to import. Use the following example as a guide for the detailed requirements.

Common nameScientific name (genus, species)Description (name and/or method of identification including microchips, markings, colour)Number of animals
BanditCorydoras metaeLight whitish body colour with slight pink tinge and black body stripe which runs over ridge of back.

 200

Proposed end use

In this section please indicate the end use of the commodity.

Other details

Genetically modified status

Please indicate if the live animals or reproductive materials you intend to import have been genetically manipulated or contain any genetically manipulated material. If so, please provide specific details.

Transport details

Mode of transport

Please indicate if the live animals or reproductive materials you intend to import are travelling by air or sea.

Estimated date of arrival

Please indicate estimated date that the live animals or reproductive materials you intend to import will be arriving in Australia.

Route details to Australia

Please indicate the travel route of the live animals or reproductive materials, country by country, from departure until arrival into Australia. You must call a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources veterinary officer in the state of import at least 72 hours prior to arrival to confirm these details.

Post-arrival quarantine accommodation

Please indicate the quarantine station that will provide post arrival accommodation.

Approved Import Permit

Please indicate your preferred mode of delivery. Note, if email is selected the terms and conditions have to be accepted.

Importer declaration

The importer declaration outlines the legal obligation of the individual that is applying for the Import Permit and must be filled in by all applicants. Please read carefully before signing the declaration.

​Payment details

Please attach payment details and confirm your payment method.

Lodging online

Please refer to the Charging Schedule for Import Permit Applications to ensure you have authorised sufficient payment.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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