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Register to attend the Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) 2020-21 season Industry information sessions

September 7, 2020

Commencement of the 2020-2021 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) Risk Season

September 2, 2020

Commencement of urgent actions - khapra beetle: Phase 1

August 31, 2020


August 21, 2020

VIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT Within the next two months the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) will implement urgent actions to address the risk of khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) on high-risk plant products […]

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Update

August 18, 2020

VIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2020-21 Commencement of BMSB season For the 2020-21 BMSB risk season, heightened biosecurity measures will apply to: Certain goods manufactured in, or shipped from target risk countries, and/or Vessels that berth at, […]

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.