Importing machinery into Australia

Australia exercises strict biosecurity measures designed to protect plant and animal health.Example of contaminated machinery directed for export from Australia

  • All machinery imported into Australia must be free from contamination such as seeds, soil, plant and animal materials
  • The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has the power to export contaminated machinery from Australia at the importer’s or owner’s expense
  • Most used imported machinery requires an import permit issued by the department prior to arrival

More detailed information about importing machinery is available:

Last reviewed: 4 February 2020
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