Importing biological products
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Biological Imports Program administers Australian biosecurity conditions for the importation of biological products. These include animal or microbial derived products such as foods, therapeutics, laboratory materials, and vaccines.
Fees apply for the import of biological products to Australia. These can be viewed in full in the department’s charging guidelines.
Note: The Biological Imports Program does not manage the following commodities which are administered by the sections below:
- Plant produce – Grains, seeds, nursery stock, fruit & vegetables and plant-based foods (Plant Programs)
- Live animals – including viable reproductive material (Live Animal Imports)
- Agricultural products – timber, dried fibre articles, herbs, used machinery (Treatments and Inspections – Import Clearance)
- Inspection and certification of products exported from Australia (Export)