Welcome to the Australian International Movers Association
LATEST AIMA

News

What's going on with shipping rates

August 31, 2021

August 2021 Video

Container Weight Change Advice

January 29, 2021

SYDNEY AND AUSTRALIAN PORT CONGESTION @ 9TH NOVEMBER 2020

December 15, 2020

Here is the latest position regarding Sydney and Australian Port Congestion.The AIMA Notices of 11th September 2020, 28th September 2020, 6th October 2020 and 13th October 2020 outlined the serious congestion situation existing at the Port of Sydney due to […]

SYDNEY PORT CONGESTION @ 28TH SEPTEMBER 2020

October 1, 2020

The AIMA Notice of 11th September 2020 referred to the serious congestion situation existing at the Port of Sydney due to – Container terminal congestion Recent and ongoing stevedore industrial action Major congestion at Sydney empty container parks The result […]

Notification of planned urgent actions for khapra beetle: Phase 2

September 21, 2020
1 2 3 6

Frequently Asked Questions

Are all personal effects shipments into Australia subject to mandatory quarantine inspection?

Yes – Australia is in the fortunate situation of being one of the few countries relatively free of common pests and diseases found in other countries. For this reason, the Australian Government has mandated that all unaccompanied shipments of used personal effects, motor vehicles and vessels be screened and physically inspected at approved and licenced unpacking depots by Department of Agriculture and Water Resources inspection officers.

Why is there a fee for the mandatory quarantine inspection?

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources will only permit the unpacking of imported personal effects to occur within the confines of specially licenced and approved warehouses with adequate contamination containment measures, trained and accredited warehouse staff and the required electronic interface reporting systems. The fees for quarantine inspection, clearance and attendance charged by AIMA members cover the cost of annual depot licencing, use of bonded warehouse space, attendance and inspection fees for DAWR inspection officers and required interface software licencing.
VIEW ALL FAQ'S