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Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956

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SR 1956 No. 90 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Customs (Prohibited Imports) Amendment (Sunsetting of Firearms and Firearm Magazines Provisions) Regulation 2015
Principal Regulations; Repeals the former Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations.
Administered by: Immigration and Border Protection
Registered 16 Sep 2015
Start Date 05 Sep 2015
End Date 14 Dec 2015
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Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956

Statutory Rules No. 90, 1956

made under the

Customs Act 1901

Compilation No. 104

Compilation date:                              5 September 2015

Includes amendments up to:            SLI No. 153, 2015

Registered:                                         16 September 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

This compilation includes commenced amendments made by SLI No. 152, 2015. Amendments made by SLI No. 153, 2015 have not commenced but are noted in the endnotes.

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 5 September 2015 (the compilation date).

This compilation was prepared on 10 September 2015.

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on ComLaw (www.comlaw.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on ComLaw for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

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Modifications

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Self‑repealing provisions

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Contents

1............ Name of Regulations........................................................................... 1

2............ Interpretation....................................................................................... 1

3............ Goods the importation of which is prohibited absolutely.................... 5

3AA...... Importation of devices and documents relating to suicide................... 5

3A......... Criteria for the purposes of provisions of regulations 4F and 4H relating to defence forces of certain overseas countries............................................................................................................. 5

3B......... Criteria for the purposes of provisions of regulations 4F and 4H relating to police forces of certain overseas countries............................................................................................................ 7

3C......... Criteria for the purposes of provisions of regulations 4F and 4H relating to air security officers            8

3D......... Criteria for the purposes of regulation 4F relating to transhipment of goods to another country              9

4............ Goods the importation of which is prohibited unless conditions or restrictions are complied with          9

4A......... Importation of objectionable goods................................................... 10

4AA...... Importation of plastic explosives....................................................... 14

4AB...... Importation of polychlorinated biphenyls, terphenyls etc.................. 15

4B......... Importation of fish............................................................................ 16

4BA...... Importation of goods specified in Schedule 3A (toothfish)............... 17

4C......... Importation of asbestos..................................................................... 18

4D......... Importation of unmanufactured tobacco leaf..................................... 20

4E.......... Importation of glazed ceramic ware................................................... 22

4F.......... Importation of firearms, firearm accessories, firearm parts, firearm magazines, ammunition, components of ammunition and imitations.................................................................................... 22

4G......... Importation of tablet presses............................................................. 27

4H......... Importation of certain weapons and weapon parts............................ 28

4I........... Importation of ice pipes..................................................................... 29

4K......... Importation of woolpacks................................................................. 31

4MA..... Importation of rough diamonds......................................................... 32

4R......... Importation of radioactive substances............................................... 33

4S.......... Importation of lighters....................................................................... 34

4T.......... Importation of counterfeit credit, debit and charge cards................... 36

4U......... Importation of goods the subject of a permanent ban under the Trade Practices Act 1974      37

4V......... Importation of Anzac goods.............................................................. 37

4VA...... Importation of incandescent lamps.................................................... 38

4W........ Importation of cat or dog fur............................................................. 40

4X......... Importation of security sensitive ammonium nitrate.......................... 42

4XA...... Importation of goods under autonomous sanctions........................... 42

4Y......... Importation of goods from Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. 43

4Z.......... Importation of certain goods from Iran............................................. 45

4ZA....... Importation of certain goods from Eritrea......................................... 47

4ZB....... Importation of certain goods from the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya........ 49

5............ Importation of drugs......................................................................... 51

5A......... Importation of antibiotic substances.................................................. 62

5F.......... Reason for refusal to be given........................................................... 65

5G......... Importation of certain substances...................................................... 66

5H......... Importation of certain goods............................................................. 67

5HA...... Review of decisions.......................................................................... 68

5I........... Importation of certain organochlorine chemicals............................... 70

5J.......... Importation of goods containing certain chemical compounds.......... 72

5K......... Importation of ozone‑depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases            76

5L.......... Importation of viable material derived from human embryo clones... 77

6............ Regulations do not derogate from any other law............................... 78

7............ Repeal............................................................................................... 78

8............ Transitional matters—amendments made by the Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Regulation 2015................................................................................ 79

Schedule 1—Goods the importation of which is prohibited absolutely    80

Schedule 2—Goods the importation of which is prohibited unless the permission in writing of the Minister or an authorised person has been granted               81

Schedule 3—Goods the importation of which is prohibited unless specified conditions, restrictions or requirements are complied with  83

Schedule 3A—Goods the importation of which is prohibited if permission is not granted under regulation 4BA                                      85

Schedule 3B—Permitted importation of chrysotile                  86

Schedule 4—Drugs                                                                                                     87

Schedule 5—Statutory Rules repealed                                                   99

Schedule 6—Requirements for the importation of firearms, firearm accessories, firearm parts, firearms magazines, ammunition, components of ammunition and imitations                                            101

Part 1—Tests                                                                                                                         101

Part 2—Requirements for specific firearms, firearm accessories, firearm parts, firearm magazines, ammunition, components of ammunition and imitations       114

Part 3—Conditions relating to the importation of firearms, firearm accessories, firearm parts, firearm magazines, ammunition, components of ammunition and imitations     129

Part 4—Interpretation                                                                                                    142

Schedule 7—Articles of glazed ceramic ware, methods of testing and permissible levels of metal release                                                                             152

Schedule 7A—Substances the importation of which is prohibited if permission is not granted under regulation 5G                                        154

Schedule 8—Goods the importation of which is prohibited if permission is not granted under regulation 5H                                                               155

Schedule 9—Goods, being certain organochlorine chemicals, the importation of which is prohibited unless permission is granted under regulation 5I        157

Schedule 10—Ozone‑depleting substances                                      158

Part 1—Chlorofluorocarbons                                                                                    158

Part 2—Halons                                                                                                                     159

Part 3—Carbon tetrachloride                                                                                    160

Part 4—Methyl chloroform                                                                                         161

Part 5—Hydrochlorofluorocarbons                                                                       162

Part 6—Hydrobromofluorocarbons                                                                       164

Part 7—Methyl bromide                                                                                                166

Part 8—Bromochloromethane                                                                                   167

Part 9—HFCs                                                                                                                       168

Part 10—PFCs                                                                                                                     169

Part 11—Sulfur hexafluoride                                                                                     170

Schedule 11—Chemical compounds                                                      171

Part 1—Interpretation                                                                                                    171

Part 2—Compounds (Chemical Weapons Convention, Schedule 1)  172

Part 3—Compounds (Chemical Weapons Convention, Schedule 2)  174

Part 4—Compounds (Chemical Weapons Convention, Schedule 3)  176

Schedule 12—Goods the importation of which is prohibited without permission under regulation 4U                                                                                 177

Schedule 13—Requirements for the importation of certain weapons and weapon parts                                                                                                                       179

Part 1—Tests                                                                                                                         179

Part 2—Requirements for specified weapons and weapon parts        193

Part 3—Conditions relating to the importation of certain weapons and weapon parts 207

Part 4—Interpretation                                                                                                    210

Endnotes                                                                                                                                  211

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                          211

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                              212

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                           213

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                         225


1  Name of Regulations

                   These Regulations are the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956.

2  Interpretation

             (1)  In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears:

adjustable stock has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

amphibole asbestos means asbestos in a form other than chrysotile.

asbestos means any of the following fibrous forms of mineral silicates belonging to the serpentine or amphibole groups of rock‑forming minerals:

                     (a)  actinolite asbestos;

                     (b)  amosite (brown asbestos);

                     (c)  anthophyllite asbestos;

                     (d)  chrysotile (white asbestos);

                     (e)  crocidolite (blue asbestos);

                      (f)  tremolite asbestos.

Australian Standard means a standard approved for publication on behalf of the Council of the Standards Association of Australia, being the association of that name incorporated by Royal Charter.

Australian Wool Exchange means the Australian Wool Exchange Limited ACN 061 495 565.

Australian Wool Exchange Standard means a standard published by the Australian Wool Exchange.

British Standard means a standard issued by the British Standards Institution established under Royal Charter.

CFC means a chlorofluorocarbon mentioned in Part 1 of Schedule 10, whether existing alone or in a mixture.

component of ammunition has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

detachable stock has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

electro‑shock cartridge has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

firearm has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

firearm accessory has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

firearm magazine has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

firearm part has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

flash point means the temperature at which petroleum and shale products (including kerosene) give off an inflammable vapor upon being tested by the Abel Pensky closed test apparatus.

folding stock has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

handgun has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

HCFC means a hydrochlorofluorocarbon mentioned in Part 5 of Schedule 10, whether existing alone or in a mixture.

HFC means a substance mentioned in Part 9 of Schedule 10, whether existing alone or in a mixture.

Note:          HFC is short for hydrofluorocarbon.

imitation has the meaning given by subregulation 4F(4).

International Tonnage Certificate (1969) means a certificate in the form of the International Tonnage Certificate (1969) set out in Annex II to the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969.

IUPAC name means a designation attributed to a chemical by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, being a designation contained in International Standard ISO 1750—1981: Pesticides and Agrochemicals—Common Names, Published at Geneva by the International Standards Organisation in 1981.

kava means a plant of the species Piper methysticum or a preparation obtained from the plant or part of the plant.

PFC means a substance mentioned in Part 10 of Schedule 10, whether existing alone or in a mixture.

Note:          PFC is short for perfluorocarbon.

poppy straw means any part (other than the seeds) of either of the following:

                     (a)  a plant of the species Papaver somniferum (otherwise known as opium poppy);

                     (b)  a plant of the species Papaver bracteatum.

security sensitive ammonium nitrate means any of the following:

                     (a)  ammonium nitrate;

                     (b)  an emulsion that is made up of more than 45 per cent ammonium nitrate;

                     (c)  a mixture that is made up of more than 45 per cent ammonium nitrate;

but does not include ammonium nitrate in solution.

SGG means:

                     (a)  an HFC; or

                     (b)  a PFC; or

                     (c)  sulfur hexafluoride.

the Act means the Customs Act 1901.

therapeutic substance means a substance, including a mixture or compound of substances, that has a therapeutic use and includes a surgical ligature, suture or dressing, but does not include a vaccine prepared from microscopic organisms from the body of a person or animal for use in the treatment of that person or animal only.

therapeutic use means a use for the purpose of:

                     (a)  the preventing, diagnosing, curing or alleviating of a disease, ailment, defect or injury in persons or animals;

                     (b)  the influencing, inhibiting or modifying of a physiological process in persons or animals; or

                     (c)  the testing of the susceptibility of persons or animals to a disease or ailment.

             (2)  For the purposes of regulations 5A and 5F:

                     (a)  each form of a therapeutic substance shall be taken to be a separate and distinct therapeutic substance;

                     (b)  if a therapeutic substance is manufactured according to two or more formulations—the substance manufactured according to a particular formulation shall be taken to be a different therapeutic substance from the substance manufactured according to the other or each other formulation; and

                     (c)  a therapeutic substance having a particular strength shall be taken to be a different therapeutic substance from the substance having a different strength.

             (3)  For the purposes of these Regulations:

                     (a)  a reference to a British Standard published on a date specified in these Regulations shall be read as a reference to such British Standard published by the British Standards Institution on that date; and

                     (b)  where a British Standard refers to another instrument, that instrument shall be deemed to be incorporated with, and form part of, the British Standard.

             (4)  For the purposes of these Regulations:

                     (a)  a reference to an Australian Standard, or a Part of an Australian Standard, published on a date specified in these Regulations shall be read as a reference to the Australian Standard, or the Part of an Australian Standard, as the case requires, approved for publication on that date; and

                     (b)  where an Australian Standard refers to another instrument, that instrument shall be deemed to be incorporated with, and form part of, the Australian Standard.

             (5)  For the purposes of these Regulations:

                     (a)  a reference to an Australian Wool Exchange Standard published on a date specified in these Regulations is taken to include a reference to the Australian Wool Exchange Standard approved for publication on that date; and

                     (b)  if an Australian Wool Exchange Standard refers to another instrument, that instrument is taken to be incorporated with, and form part of, the Australian Wool Exchange Standard.

3  Goods the importation of which is prohibited absolutely

             (1)  The importation of goods specified in Schedule 1 is prohibited absolutely.

3AA  Importation of devices and documents relating to suicide

             (1)  The importation of a device designed or customised to be used by a person to commit suicide, or to be used by a person to assist another person to commit suicide, is prohibited absolutely.

             (2)  The importation of the following documents is prohibited absolutely:

                     (a)  a document that promotes the use of a device mentioned in subregulation (1);

                     (b)  a document that counsels or incites a person to commit suicide using one of those devices;

                     (c)  a document that instructs a person how to commit suicide using one of those devices.

3A  Criteria for the purposes of provisions of regulations 4F and 4H relating to defence forces of certain overseas countries.

                   The criteria in relation to goods mentioned in subregulation 4F(2) and paragraph 4H(2)(a) are that the goods:

                     (a)  are goods the owner of which is the defence force of any of the following countries:

                              (i)  Brunei Darussalam;

                             (ii)  Canada;

                            (iii)  Malaysia;

                            (iv)  New Zealand;

                             (v)  Papua New Guinea;

                            (vi)  the Kingdom of Cambodia;

                           (vii)  the Kingdom of Thailand;

                          (viii)  the Republic of Fiji;

                            (ix)  the Republic of Indonesia;

                             (x)  the Republic of the Philippines;

                            (xi)  the Republic of Singapore;

                           (xii)  the United Kingdom;

                          (xiii)  the United States of America;

                          (xiv)  Tonga;

                           (xv)  in the case of goods:

                                        (A)  that are being imported into Australia from East Timor; and

                                        (B)  that have been used, or were intended for use, in East Timor for the purposes of an operational multinational force established by a United Nations Security Council Resolution for the purpose of directly providing aid to East Timor; and

                                        (C)  that are intended to be exported from Australia to a country that is contributing to the force;

                                   the country that is contributing to the force;

                          (xvi)  in the case of goods:

                                        (A)  that are being imported into Australia from a country that is contributing to an operational multinational force established by a United Nations Security Council Resolution for the purpose of directly providing aid to East Timor; and

                                        (B)  that are intended to be exported to East Timor, and are intended for use for the purposes of the force;

                                   the country that is contributing to the force; and

                     (b)  have been imported into Australia by:

                              (i)  the defence force that is the owner of the goods; or

                             (ii)  a member of that defence force to whom the goods have been issued.

3B  Criteria for the purposes of provisions of regulations 4F and 4H relating to police forces of certain overseas countries

                   The criteria in relation to goods mentioned in subregulation 4F(2A) and paragraph 4H(2)(b) are that the goods:

                     (a)  are goods the owner of which is:

                              (i)  in the case of goods:

                                        (A)  that are being imported into Australia from East Timor; and

                                        (B)  that have been used, or were intended for use, in East Timor for the purposes of an operational multinational force established by a United Nations Security Council Resolution for the purpose of directly providing aid to East Timor; and

                                        (C)  that are intended to be exported from Australia to a country that is contributing to the force;

                                   a police force of the country that is contributing to the force; and

                             (ii)  in the case of goods:

                                        (A)  that are being imported into Australia from a country that is contributing to an operational multinational force established by a United Nations Security Council Resolution for the purpose of directly providing aid to East Timor; and

                                        (B)  that are intended to be exported to East Timor, and are intended for use for the purposes of the force;

                                   a police force of the country that is contributing to the force; and

                     (b)  have been imported into Australia by:

                              (i)  the police force that is the owner of the goods; or

                             (ii)  a member of that police force to whom the goods have been issued.

3C  Criteria for the purposes of provisions of regulations 4F and 4H relating to air security officers

             (1)  The criteria for goods mentioned in subregulations 4(3) and 4F(2B) and paragraph 4H(2)(c) are that:

                     (a)  the goods are imported into Australia on an aircraft by an air security officer while carrying out his or her duties; and

                     (b)  there is an arrangement between the foreign government employing the air security officer and the Government of Australia providing for the importation of the goods into Australia on aircraft by air security officers; and

                     (c)  immediately after the goods are imported, the air security officer surrenders the goods to an authorised officer for secure storage until the goods are exported in accordance with paragraph (d); and

                     (d)  within 3 months after the goods were imported into Australia, they are exported from Australia.

             (2)  In this regulation:

air security officer means a person who is employed and trained by a foreign government to travel on an aircraft to provide security for the aircraft and its passengers and crew, but does not include a person who is employed to provide exclusive personal protection for 1 or more specific people travelling on the aircraft (for example, personal bodyguards).

authorised officer means an officer authorised in writing by the Comptroller‑General of Customs to be an authorised officer for this regulation.

3D  Criteria for the purposes of regulation 4F relating to transhipment of goods to another country

                   The criteria for goods mentioned in subregulation 4F(2B) are that:

                     (a)  the goods are imported into Australia only for the purposes of transhipment to another country; and

                     (b)  if the goods are goods to which regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 applies—either:

                              (i)  the Minister for Defence or an authorised person has granted a licence in writing to export the goods and the licence has been produced to a Collector; or

                             (ii)  the Minister for Defence or an authorised person has granted a permission in writing to export the goods and the permission has been produced to a Collector; and

                     (c)  the goods remain under the effective control of a Collector while in Australia.

4  Goods the importation of which is prohibited unless conditions or restrictions are complied with

             (1)  The importation into Australia of the goods specified in Schedule 2 is prohibited unless the permission in writing of the Minister or an authorised person to import the goods has been granted.

       (1AA)  Where, in relation to an application for a permission under subregulation (1), an authorised person has formed an opinion that the permission should not be granted, the authorised person is to refer the application to the Minister.

       (1AB)  Where an application has been referred to the Minister in accordance with subregulation (1AA), the Minister may grant, or refuse to grant, the permission.

       (1AC)  In subregulations (1) and (1AA), authorised person means a person authorised in writing by the Minister for the purposes of this subregulation.

          (1A)  A permission granted for the purposes of subregulation (1) or (1AB) may specify conditions or requirements to be complied with by the holder of the permission and may, in respect of any such condition or requirement, specify the time, being a time either before or after the importation of the goods to which the permission relates, at or before which the condition or requirement is to be complied with by the holder of the permission.

             (2)  The importation into Australia of the goods specified in the second column of Schedule 3 is prohibited unless the conditions, restrictions or requirements specified in the third column of that Schedule opposite to the description of the goods are complied with.

             (3)  However, subregulation (2) does not apply to goods that:

                     (a)  are specified in item 1 of Schedule 3; and

                     (b)  meet the criteria mentioned in subregulation 3C(1).

4A  Importation of objectionable goods

             (1)  In this regulation, unless the contrary intention appears:

computer game means a computer program and associated data capable of generating a display on a computer monitor, television screen, liquid crystal display or similar medium that allows the playing of an interactive game.

computer generated image means an image (including an image in the form of text) produced by use of a computer on a computer monitor, television screen, liquid crystal display or similar medium from electronically recorded data.

film includes a cinematograph film, a slide, video tape and video disc and any other form of recording from which a visual image, including a computer generated image, can be produced, but does not include a computer game.

interactive game means a game in which the way the game proceeds and the result achieved at various stages of the game is determined in response to the decisions, inputs and direct involvement of the player.

publication means any book, paper, magazine, film, computer game or other written or pictorial matter.

terrorist act has the same meaning as in section 100.1 of the Criminal Code (no matter where the action occurs, the threat of action is made or the action, if carried out, would occur).

Note:          The definition of terrorist act in that section covers actions or threats of actions.

          (1A)  This regulation applies to publications and any other goods, that:

                     (a)  describe, depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be imported; or

                     (b)  describe or depict in a way that is likely to cause offence to a reasonable adult, a person who is, or who appears to be, a child under 18 (whether the person is engaged in sexual activity or not); or

                     (d)  promote, incite or instruct in matters of crime or violence; or

                     (e)  promote or incite the misuse of a drug specified in Schedule 4; or

                      (f)  advocate the doing of a terrorist act.

       (1AA)  Without limiting subregulation (1A), this regulation also applies to a computer game classified RC (Refused Classification) under the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995.

          (1B)  For paragraph (1A)(f), publications and any other goods advocate the doing of a terrorist act if they:

                     (a)  directly or indirectly counsel or urge the doing of a terrorist act; or

                     (b)  directly or indirectly provide instructions on the doing of a terrorist act; or

                     (c)  directly praise the doing of a terrorist act in circumstances where there is a risk that such praise might have the effect of leading a person (regardless of his or her age or any mental impairment (within the meaning of section 7.3 of the Criminal Code) that the person might suffer) to engage in a terrorist act.

          (1C)  For paragraph (1A)(f), publications and any other goods do not advocate the doing of a terrorist act if they depict or describe a terrorist act, but the depiction or description could reasonably be considered to be done merely as part of public discussion or debate or as entertainment or satire.

             (2)  The importation of goods to which this regulation applies is prohibited unless a permission, in writing, to import the goods has been granted by the Attorney‑General or a person authorized by the Attorney‑General for the purposes of this subregulation.

       (2AA)  In considering whether to grant a permission under subregulation (2), the Attorney‑General or the person authorised by the Attorney‑General is to have regard to:

                     (a)  the purposes for which the goods are to be imported; and

                     (b)  the extent to which the person to whom any permission to import the goods would be granted conducts activities of an artistic or educational, or of a cultural or scientific, nature to which the goods relate; and

                     (c)  the reputation of the person referred to in paragraph (b), both generally and in relation to an activity referred to in that paragraph; and

                     (d)  the ability of that person to meet conditions that may be imposed under subregulaton (3) in relation to the goods; and

                     (e)  any other relevant matters.

          (2A)  The Attorney‑General may, by instrument in writing, appoint a person to be an authorized person for the purposes of subregulation (2).

             (3)  A permission under this regulation shall be subject to such conditions imposing requirements or prohibitions on the person to whom the permission is granted with respect to the custody, use, reproduction, disposal, destruction or exportation of the goods, or with respect to accounting for the goods, as the Attorney‑General or a person authorized by the Attorney‑General for the purposes of subregulation (2) thinks necessary to ensure that the goods are not used otherwise than for the purpose for which he grants the permission.

             (4)  Application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision of the Attorney‑General under subregulation (2):

                     (a)  refusing to grant a permission; or

                     (b)  granting a permission subject to conditions by the person to whom the permission was granted subject to conditions.

             (5)  The Attorney‑General may certify in writing that in his or her opinion it is in the public interest that responsibility for a permission or a refusal of a permission specified in the certificate should reside solely with the Attorney‑General and should not be reviewable by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

             (6)  The Attorney‑General is to give a copy of a certificate to the person to whom permission was refused or given subject to conditions under subregulation (4).

             (7)  A certificate must include a statement of the grounds on which the certificate is issued.

             (8)  While a certificate is in force in relation to a permission or a refusal of a permission, subregulation (4) does not apply to that permission or refusal.

             (9)  The Attorney‑General is to cause a copy of a certificate to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the day on which the certificate is issued.

           (10)  Subject to subregulation (6), if the Attorney‑General:

                     (a)  refuses to grant a permission to a person; or

                     (b)  grants a permission to a person subject to conditions;

he or she is to inform the person of the decision by notice in writing within 30 days after making the decision.

           (11)  A notice under subregulation (10) must include:

                     (a)  a statement to the effect that application may be made to the Tribunal under the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 for review of the decision to which the notice relates; and

                     (b)  except where subsection 28(4) of that Act applies—a statement to the effect that a person who is entitled to apply to the Tribunal for review of the decision may, under section 28 of that Act, request a statement that includes the reasons for the decision.

           (12)  A contravention of subregulation (11) in relation to a decision does not affect the validity of the decision.

4AA  Importation of plastic explosives

             (1)  The importation of plastic explosives into Australia is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  a permission to import the plastic explosives has been granted in writing by the Attorney‑General or an authorised person; and

                     (b)  the permission is produced to the Collector.

             (2)  If, on an application for a permission under subregulation (1), an authorised person forms an opinion that the permission should not be granted:

                     (a)  the authorised person must refer the application to the Attorney‑General; and

                     (b)  the Attorney‑General may grant, or refuse to grant, the permission.

             (3)  A permission may specify:

                     (a)  conditions or requirements to be complied with by the holder of the permission; and

                     (b)  when the holder must comply with a condition or requirement, whether before or after the importation of the plastic explosives to which the permission relates.

             (4)  If the holder of a permission engages in conduct that contravenes a condition or requirement of the permission:

                     (a)  the Attorney‑General; or

                     (b)  the authorised person;

may, by writing, revoke the permission.

             (5)  The Attorney‑General or the authorised person may revoke a permission under subregulation (4) whether or not the holder of the permission is charged with an offence under subsection 50(4) of the Act of engaging in conduct that contravenes the condition or requirement.

             (6)  This regulation does not apply to plastic explosives included in a class of goods described in Schedule 2.

             (7)  In this regulation:

authorised person means an SES employee, or an acting SES employee, of the Attorney‑General’s Department who is authorised in writing by the Attorney‑General to be an authorised person for the purposes of this regulation.

plastic explosive has the same meaning as in Subdivision B of Division 72 of the Criminal Code.

4AB  Importation of polychlorinated biphenyls, terphenyls etc

             (1)  This regulation applies to the following goods:

                     (a)  substances obtained by chlorinating biphenyls;

                     (b)  goods containing substances obtained by chlorinating biphenyls;

                     (c)  substances obtained by chlorinating terphenyls or other polyphenyls; and

                     (d)  goods containing substances obtained by chlorinating terphenyls or other polyphenyls.

             (2)  The importation into Australia of goods to which this regulation applies is prohibited unless a permission, in writing, to import the goods has been granted by the Minister.

             (3)  A permission under this regulation shall be subject to such conditions imposing requirements or prohibitions on the person to whom the permission is granted with respect to the custody, use, disposal or destruction of the goods, or with respect to accounting for the goods, as the Minister thinks necessary to ensure that the goods are not used otherwise than for the purpose for which he grants the permission.

4B  Importation of fish

             (1)  In this regulation fish includes all species of bony fish, sharks, rays, crustaceans, molluscs and other marine organisms, but does not include marine mammals or marine reptiles.

             (2)  This regulation applies to fish, other than fish that are, by virtue of section 131A of the Act, not subject to customs control, that:

                     (a)  have been taken in waters beyond the outer limits of the Australian fishing zone within the meaning of the Fisheries Management Act 1991; and

                     (b)  have not been landed at a port or place in a country outside Australia;

whether the fish are fresh, smoked, preserved in airtight containers or frozen.

          (2A)  Despite subregulation (2), this regulation does not apply to fish to which regulation 4BA applies.

             (3)  The importation of fish, or of parts of fish, to which this regulation applies is prohibited unless the importer produces to the Collector the permission, in writing, of the Minister administering the Fisheries Management Act 1991.

4BA  Importation of goods specified in Schedule 3A (toothfish)

             (1)  This regulation applies to fish of a species specified in Schedule 3A (except fish that are, by virtue of section 131A of the Act, not subject to customs control), whether fresh, frozen, smoked, preserved in airtight containers or in any other form.

             (2)  The importation into Australia of fish, or of parts of fish, to which this regulation applies is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  a permission in writing to import the fish has been granted by the Minister or an authorised officer; and

                     (b)  the permission is produced to the Collector.

             (3)  If, on an application for a permission under subregulation (2), an authorised officer forms an opinion that the permission should not be granted:

                     (a)  the authorised officer must refer the application to the Minister; and

                     (b)  the Minister may grant, or refuse to grant, the permission.

             (4)  A permission may specify:

                     (a)  conditions or requirements to be complied with by the holder of the permission; and

                     (b)  when the holder must comply with a condition or requirement, whether before or after the importation of the fish to which the permission relates.

             (5)  If the holder of a permission does not comply with a condition or requirement of the permission, the Minister, by writing, may revoke the permission.

             (6)  The Minister may revoke a permission under subregulation (5) whether or not the holder of the permission is charged with an offence under subsection 50(4) of the Act for not complying with the condition or requirement.

             (7)  In this regulation:

authorised officer means an officer within the meaning of subsection 4(1) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 who is authorised by the Minister, in writing, for the purposes of this regulation.

Minister means the Minister administering the Fisheries Management Act 1991.

4C  Importation of asbestos

             (1)  The importation into Australia of amphibole asbestos, or goods containing amphibole asbestos, is prohibited unless:

                     (a)           the importation is of raw materials that contain naturally occurring traces of amphibole asbestos; or

                     (b)  the Minister administering the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991 or a person authorised by that Minister confirms that he or she has granted permission to import the amphibole asbestos or goods, and the confirmation is produced to a Collector; or

                     (c)  the importation is of hazardous waste as defined in section 4 of the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989; or

                     (d)  all of the following apply:

                              (i)  the importation is of a ship or resources installation of at least 150 gross tonnage, as shown by the International Tonnage Certificate (1969) for the ship or resources installation;

                             (ii)  the amphibole asbestos in the ship or resources installation was fixed or installed before 1 January 2005;

                            (iii)  the amphibole asbestos in the ship or resources installation will not be a risk to any person unless the amphibole asbestos is disturbed.

Note:          Ship and Resources installation are defined in section 4 of the Act.

             (2)  For paragraph (1)(b), the Minister or authorised person may grant permission to import the amphibole asbestos or goods.

             (3)  The importation into Australia of chrysotile, or goods that contain chrysotile, is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  the chrysotile is, or the goods are, hazardous waste as defined in section 4 of the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989; or

                     (b)  an authority of a State or Territory confirms that the proposed use of the chrysotile or goods is in accordance with the State or Territory law relating to occupational health and safety; or

                     (c)  the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission confirms that it has granted an exemption under the Occupational Health and Safety (Safety Standards) Regulations 1994 for the use of the chrysotile or goods; or

                     (d)  the Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority confirms that it has granted an exemption under the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) (National Standards) Regulations 2003 for the use of the chrysotile or goods; or

                     (e)  the Minister administering the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991 or a person authorised by that Minister confirms that he or she has granted permission to import the chrysotile or goods; or

                      (f)  the chrysotile is, or the goods are, being imported from the Australian Antarctic Territory; or

                     (g)  the goods are raw materials that contain naturally occurring traces of chrysotile; or

                     (h)  all of the following apply:

                              (i)  the importation is of a ship or resources installation of at least 150 gross tonnage, as shown by the International Tonnage Certificate (1969) for the ship or resources installation;

                             (ii)  the chrysotile in the ship or resources installation was fixed or installed before 1 January 2005;

                            (iii)  the chrysotile in the ship or resources installation will not be a risk to any person unless the chrysotile is disturbed.

Note:          Ship and Resources installation are defined in section 4 of the Act.

             (5)  For paragraphs (3)(b), (c) and (d):

                     (a)  both:

                              (i)  the confirmation must state that the chrysotile is, or goods are, for a use mentioned in Schedule 3B; and

                             (ii)  the chrysotile or goods must be imported on or before the date mentioned in Schedule 3B for that use; or

                     (b)  the confirmation must state that the chrysotile is, or goods are for research, analysis or display.

             (6)  For paragraph (3)(e), the Minister or authorised person may grant permission to import chrysotile or goods only if he or she is satisfied that the chrysotile is, or goods are, for research, analysis or display.

             (7)  For paragraphs (3)(b), (c), (d) and (e), a copy of the confirmation must be produced to a Collector.

4D  Importation of unmanufactured tobacco leaf

             (1)  The importation into Australia of unmanufactured tobacco leaf mentioned in subheading 2401.10.00 of Schedule 3 to the Customs Tariff Act 1995 is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  the person importing the leaf is the holder of:

                              (i)  a dealer licence granted under Part IV of the Excise Act 1901; or

                             (ii)  a manufacturer licence, to manufacture excisable tobacco or tobacco products, granted under Part IV of the Excise Act 1901; and

                     (b)  a permission in writing to import the leaf has been given by the Commissioner of Taxation; and

                     (c)  the permission is produced to a Collector.

             (2)  An application for a permission must be:

                     (a)  in writing; and

                     (b)  lodged with the Commissioner.

             (3)  An applicant for a permission must give the Commissioner in writing any information the Commissioner reasonably requires for the application.

             (4)  In deciding whether to grant a permission, the Commissioner:

                     (a)  must consider the applicant’s compliance with the Excise Act 1901; and

                     (b)  may consider any other relevant matters.

             (5)  A permission may specify:

                     (a)  conditions to be complied with by the holder of the permission; and

                     (b)  when the holder of the permission must comply with a condition, whether before or after the importation of the leaf to which the permission relates.

             (6)  If the holder of a permission does not comply with a condition of the permission, the Commissioner may, by writing, revoke the permission.

             (7)  Subregulations (8) and (9) apply if the Commissioner decides:

                     (a)  not to grant a permission; or

                     (b)  to specify a condition for a permission; or

                     (c)  to revoke a permission.

             (8)  The Commissioner must give the applicant written notice of the decision as soon as practicable after making the decision.

             (9)  A person who is dissatisfied with the decision may object against it in the manner set out in Part IVC of the Taxation Administration Act 1953.

Note:          Part IVC of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 applies if a provision of regulations provides that a person who is dissatisfied with a decision may object against it in the manner set out in the Part: see section 14ZL of that Act.

           (10)  A current consent given by the Treasurer under item 2 of Schedule 3 as in force immediately before the commencement of this provision is taken to be a permission granted by the Commissioner, subject to any conditions to which the consent was subject.

4E  Importation of glazed ceramic ware

             (1)  The importation into Australia of an article of glazed ceramic ware of a kind normally used for or in connexion with the storage or consumption of food is prohibited if the article is an article of a kind specified in an item in Schedule 7 and, when tested with the prescribed solution in accordance with the method specified in that item (in column 3), releases to the solution lead or cadmium in an amount per volume of solution in excess of the amounts of lead and cadmium per volume of solution respectively specified in that item (in columns 4 and 5).

             (2)  For the purposes of subregulation (1), the prescribed solution is a solution consisting of four per centum by volume of glacial acetic acid in water, being water that conforms with British Standard 3978 published on 18 February 1966.

4F  Importation of firearms, firearm accessories, firearm parts, firearm magazines, ammunition, components of ammunition and imitations

             (1)  Subject to subregulations (2), (2A) and (2B), the importation of a firearm, a firearm accessory, a firearm part, a firearm magazine, ammunition, a component of ammunition or an imitation is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  the firearm, firearm accessory, firearm part, firearm magazine, ammunition, a component of ammunition or an imitation is an article to which an item in Part 2 of Schedule 6 applies; and

                     (b)  the importation is in accordance with the requirements set out in column 3 of the item.

             (2)  Subregulation (1) does not apply to the importation of a firearm, a firearm accessory, a firearm part, a firearm magazine, ammunition, a component of ammunition or an imitation that meets the criteria set out in regulation 3A.

          (2A)  Also, subregulation (1) does not apply to the importation of:

                     (a)  a handgun that:

                              (i)  is mentioned in column 2 in item 9 of Part 2 of Schedule 6; and

                             (ii)  meets the criteria set out in regulation 3B; or

                     (b)  a handgun part:

                              (i)  to which item 10 of Part 2 of Schedule 6 applies; and

                             (ii)  that meets the criteria set out in regulation 3B; or

                     (c)  ammunition that:

                              (i)  is mentioned in column 2 in item 20 of Part 2 of Schedule 6; and

                             (ii)  meets the criteria set out in regulation 3B.

          (2B)  Also, subregulation (1) does not apply to the importation of a firearm, a firearm accessory, a firearm part, a firearm magazine, ammunition, a component of ammunition or an imitation that meets the criteria mentioned in subregulation 3C(1) or regulation 3D

             (3)  The importation of a firearm, a firearm accessory, a firearm part, a firearm magazine, ammunition, a component of ammunition or an imitation is subject to the conditions (if any), set out in Part 3 (other than item 1) of Schedule 6, that relate to the importation.

          (3A)  The Minister must review items 2B, 4, 7, 9B, 10, 13, 15, 16, 16A and 17 of Part 2 of Schedule 6, 12 months after the day on which the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Amendment (Firearms) Regulation 2013 commences.

             (4)  In this regulation:

adjustable stock means a stock that may be adjusted by more than 120 mm.

component of ammunition means a projectile, cartridge casing or primer designed or adapted for use in ammunition.

deactivated firearm means an article that:

                     (a)  was in a condition in which it could discharge shot, bullets or other projectiles by means of an explosive charge or a compressed gas; and

                     (b)  has been rendered incapable of discharging shot, bullets or other projectiles by means of an explosive charge or a compressed gas; and

                     (c)  cannot be returned to a condition in which it could discharge shot, bullets or other projectiles by means of an explosive charge or a compressed gas; and

                     (d)  still has the appearance of a firearm, and could reasonably be taken to be a firearm.

Note:          A firearm can be deactivated to the extent that it is incapable of being returned to its original firing condition, while keeping the appearance of a firearm.

                   For the article to be incapable of being returned to its original firing condition, all major parts of the article must be destroyed, permanently incapacitated or permanently immobilised. This includes (but is not limited to) the bolt, barrel, gas system, receiver, trigger, sear or hammer, feed pawls and actuating arm or arms. This can be done:

(a)    by fusion welding, which is welding material into the barrel, and welding of all the major parts of the firearm, in a way that cannot be reversed; or

(b)    by sectioning, which is the machining or milling of all the major parts of the firearm in a way that cannot be reversed, exposing the internal mechanism; or

(c)    another method of treating the major parts that ensures that the parts are deactivated to the extent that the firearm is incapable of being returned to its original firing condition.

detachable stock means a stock that:

                     (a)  is easily removable from a firearm without the use of a tool; and

                     (b)  does not make the firearm dangerous to operate or unreasonable to fire when removed.

electro‑shock cartridge means ammunition, discharged from a firearm, that is designed or adapted to deliver an electric shock or charge on impact.

firearm:

                     (a)  means a device designed or adapted to discharge shot, bullets or other projectiles by means of an explosive charge or a compressed gas, whether that device is fitted with a magazine or other feeding device designed to be used with it or not; and

                     (b)  includes the following devices:

                              (i)  a deactivated firearm;

                             (ii)  a blank‑fire firearm;

                            (iii)  any flare gun or signalling device, except a flare gun or signalling device mentioned in subparagraph (c)(iii); and

                     (c)  does not include the following devices:

                              (i)  a nailing or stapling gun;

                             (ii)  an explosive‑powered fixing tool;

                            (iii)  a flare gun or other signalling device, designed for emergency or life‑saving purposes;

                            (iv)  a line‑thrower;

                             (v)  a hand‑operated device that uses blank cartridges to propel objects for retrieval in connection with the training of dogs;

                            (vi)  a tranquilliser gun;

                           (vii)  a gun that operates a captive bolt for the slaughter of animals;

                          (viii)  a device for the casting of weighted nets;

                            (ix)  large calibre armament, weapons, launchers, throwers and projectors, designed for grenades, bombs, rockets or any other missile, ammunition or substance, to which item 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 13 applies;

                             (x)  a sidewall core gun designed for geological purposes, mining purposes, or both;

                            (xi)  an expandable casing perforation gun designed for geological purposes, mining purposes, or both.

firearm accessory means any of the following devices, whether or not complete, damaged, temporarily or permanently inoperable, or unfinished:

                     (a)  a silencer, sound moderator, sound suppressor or any other device designed to, or capable of, reducing the noise of discharge of the firearm;

                     (b)  a device designed to modify, or capable of converting, a firearm to give it any of the following capabilities:

                              (i)  burst fire;

                             (ii)  semi‑automatic operation;

                            (iii)  fully automatic operation;

                     (c)  a folding stock;

                     (d)  a detachable stock;

                     (e)  an adjustable stock;

                      (f)  a firearm part to which a firearm accessory is attached or is integral.

firearm magazine means a magazine designed or intended for use with a firearm, whether or not complete, damaged, temporarily or permanently inoperable, or unfinished.

firearm part, for a firearm, means any of the following items, whether or not complete, damaged, temporarily or permanently inoperable, or unfinished:

                     (a)  a gas piston, friction ring, action bar, breech bolt or breech block;

                     (b)  a firearm barrel;

                     (c)  a trigger mechanism;

                     (d)  a frame or receiver;

                     (e)  a slide;

                      (f)  an upper receiver;

                     (g)  a lower receiver;

                     (h)  a revolving cylinder;

                      (i)  a bolt carrier;

                      (j)  something, other than a complete firearm, that includes one or more of the items mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (i).

Note:          The effect of the definition is that some items used in a firearm are not treated as ‘firearm parts’ by themselves, including the following items:

(a)    a firearm accessory, a firearm magazine or ammunition;

(b)    a screw, spring, or other minor component, of a firearm.

folding stock means a stock that is designed to be, or capable of being, folded in any way to reduce the length of a firearm.

handgun means a firearm that must be:

                     (a)  reasonably capable of being raised and fired with one hand; and

                     (b)  reasonably capable of being carried or concealed on the body of a person; and

                     (c)  not more than 650 mm long.

imitation means an article, of any material or colour:

                     (a)  that:

                              (i)  is a copy or reproduction of a firearm; or

                             (ii)  has the appearance of a firearm; and

                     (b)  that is not capable of discharging shot, bullets or other projectiles by means of an explosive charge or a compressed gas; and

                     (c)  that could reasonably be taken to be a firearm; and

                     (d)  that is not a blank‑fire firearm.

4G  Importation of tablet presses

             (1)  The importation into Australia of a tablet press is prohibited unless the Minister or an authorised person has granted permission in writing to import the tablet press.

             (2)  An applicant for permission to import a tablet press must:

                     (a)  make the application on the form approved by the Secretary to the Department; and

                     (b)  lodge the application with the Minister or an authorised person; and

                     (c)  give to the Minister or authorised person any information that the Minister or authorised person reasonably requires for the purpose of making a decision on the application.

             (3)  In considering whether to grant permission, the Minister or authorised person may consider any relevant matter.

             (4)  A permission may specify:

                     (a)  conditions or requirements for the permission; and

                     (b)  a time (before or after the importation of the tablet press) at which the holder must comply with a condition or requirement.

             (5)  If the holder of a permission engages in conduct that contravenes a condition or requirement, the Minister or authorised person may revoke the permission in writing.

             (6)  The Minister or authorised person may revoke a permission whether or not the holder of the permission is charged with an offence under subsection 50(4) of the Act of engaging in conduct that contravenes the condition or requirement.

             (7)  In this regulation:

authorised person means an SES employee or an acting SES employee of the Department who is authorised in writing by the Minister for this regulation.

tablet press means any manual, semi‑automatic or fully automatic equipment which can be used for the compaction or moulding of powdered or granular solids, or semi‑solid material to produce coherent solid tablets.

4H  Importation of certain weapons and weapon parts

             (1)  Subject to subregulation (2), the importation into Australia of a weapon or weapon part of the kind mentioned in an item in Part 2 of Schedule 13 is prohibited unless the importation is in accordance with the requirements set out in the item.

             (2)  Subregulation (1) does not apply to the following goods:

                     (a)  goods that:

                              (i)  are specified in Part 2 of Schedule 13; and

                             (ii)  meet the criteria set out in regulation 3A;

                     (b)  goods that:

                              (i)  are specified in item 41 or 42 of Part 2 of Schedule 13; and

                             (ii)  meet the criteria set out in regulation 3B;

                     (c)  goods that:

                              (i)  are specified in item 2, 3, 5, 6, 12, 14, 16, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 33, 41, or 42 of Part 2 of Schedule 13; and

                             (ii)  meet the criteria set out in subregulation 3C(1).

             (3)  A permission granted under item 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 or 10 of Part 1 of Schedule 13 may specify:

                     (a)  conditions or requirements to be complied with by the holder of the permission; and

                     (b)  when the holder of the permission must comply with a condition or requirement, whether before or after the importation of the good to which the permission relates.

             (4)  The importation of a weapon or weapon part is also subject to the conditions (if any), set out in Part 3 of Schedule 13, that relate to the importation.

4I  Importation of ice pipes

             (1)  In this regulation:

authorised person means an SES employee or an acting SES employee of the Department authorised in writing by the Minister for this regulation.

component of an ice pipe means a device that:

                     (a)  appears, on reasonable grounds, to be part of an ice pipe; and

                     (b)  is capable of being used for administering a drug mentioned in Schedule 4, in the way described in the definition of ice pipe, only if adjusted, modified or added to.

ice pipe means a device that is capable of being used for administering methylamphetamine, or any other drug mentioned in Schedule 4, by the drawing or inhaling of smoke or fumes resulting from heating the drug, in the device, in a crystal, powder, oil or base form.

             (2)  The importation into Australia of an ice pipe or a component of an ice pipe is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  the person importing the ice pipe or the component of an ice pipe is the holder of a written permission granted by the Minister or an authorised person; and

                     (b)  the permission is produced to the Collector at or before the time of importation.

             (3)  An application for the grant of a permission under subregulation (2) must be:

                     (a)  in writing; and

                     (b)  lodged with the Minister or an authorised person.

             (4)  The Minister, or an authorised person, may ask an applicant for the grant of a permission to give to the Minister or authorised person any information that the Minister or authorised person may reasonably require for the purpose of making a decision in relation to the application.

             (5)  A permission granted under subregulation (2) may specify:

                     (a)  conditions or requirements that the holder of the permission must comply with; and

                     (b)  a time at which the holder of the permission must comply with a condition or requirement, whether before or after the importation of the ice pipe to which the permission relates.

             (6)  If the Minister or an authorised person is satisfied, on reasonable grounds, that the holder of a permission granted under subregulation (2) has not complied with any condition or requirement mentioned in the permission, the Minister or the authorised person may, by writing, revoke the permission.

4K  Importation of woolpacks

             (1)  Subject to this regulation, the importation into Australia of woolpacks is prohibited unless permission in writing to import the woolpacks for a specified purpose has been granted by the Minister for Agriculture or an authorised person.

          (1A)  A permission under this regulation is subject to the condition that the person to whom the permission is granted produces the permission if requested to do so by a Collector.

             (2)  A permission under this regulation may be subject to other conditions imposing requirements or prohibitions on the person to whom the permission is granted with respect to the custody, use, disposal or destruction of the woolpacks for the purpose of ensuring that the woolpacks are not used otherwise than for the purpose in relation to which the permission is granted.

             (3)  Subregulation (1) does not apply in relation to unused woolpacks if a prescribed testing authority has issued a certificate stating that the woolpacks conform to Australian Wool Exchange Standard No. 3, published on 1 July 2013.

          (3A)  Subregulation (3) applies subject to the condition that the certificate is produced to a Collector on request.

             (8)  In this regulation:

authorised person means an officer or employee of the Department of Agriculture authorised in writing by the Minister for Agriculture to grant a permission to import woolpacks.

prescribed testing authority means an Australian or overseas testing authority approved by the Minister for Agriculture on the recommendation of the Australian Wool Exchange for the purposes of this regulation.

4MA  Importation of rough diamonds

             (1)  In this regulation:

country includes an international organisation of states or a dependent territory of a country.

Interlaken Declaration means the Interlaken Declaration of 5 November 2002 on the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme for Rough Diamonds.

Kimberley Process means the international certification arrangement for rough diamonds adopted under the Interlaken Declaration.

Kimberley Process Certificate means a certificate that meets the minimum requirements for certificates specified in Part A of Annex 1 of the document known as the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme which accompanied the Interlaken Declaration.

original certificate means the original Kimberley Process Certificate mentioned in paragraph (2)(b).

Participant means a country that is a Participant in the Kimberley Process.

rough diamonds means diamonds that:

                     (a)  are unworked or simply sawn, cleaved or bruted; and

                     (b)  are classified under heading 7102.10.00, 7102.21.00 or 7102.31.00 of Schedule 3 to the Customs Tariff Act 1995.

             (2)  The importation of rough diamonds from a country is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  the country is a Participant; and

                     (b)  the country has issued a Kimberley Process Certificate for the rough diamonds; and

                     (c)  the original certificate is produced to a Collector at or before the time of importation; and

                     (d)  the rough diamonds are imported in a tamper resistant container.

             (3)  The importer must:

                     (a)  retain the original certificate for a period of 5 years after the time of importation; and

                     (b)  produce the original certificate to an employee of the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources if requested to do so within that period.

4R  Importation of radioactive substances

             (1)  In this regulation, unless the contrary intention appears:

authorised officer means:

                     (a)  the CEO of ARPANSA, within the meaning of section 14 of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998, appointed in writing by the Minister as an authorised officer for this regulation; or

                     (b)  an APS employee assisting the CEO in accordance with section 58 of that Act appointed in writing by the Minister as an authorised officer for this regulation.

Minister means the Minister for Health and Ageing.

radioactive substance means any radioactive material or substance, including radium, any radioactive isotope or any article containing any radioactive material or substance.

             (2)  The importation into Australia of a radioactive substance is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  a permission in writing to import the substance has been granted by the Minister or an authorised officer; and

                     (b)  the permission is produced to a Collector.

             (3)  Where, in relation to an application for a permission under subregulation (2), an authorised officer has formed an opinion that the permission should not be granted, the authorised officer shall refer the application to the Minister.

             (4)  If an application has been referred to the Minister under subregulation (3), the Minister may grant, or refuse to grant, the permission.

             (5)  A permission granted under subregulation (2) or (4) may specify conditions or requirements to be complied with by the holder of the permission and may, in respect of any such condition or requirement, specify a time (being a time before or after the importation of the goods to which the permission relates) at or before which the condition or requirement shall be complied with by the holder.

             (6)  If the holder of a permission does not comply with a condition or requirement (if any) of the permission, the Minister may, by writing, revoke the permission.

             (7)  The Minister may revoke a permission under subregulation (6) whether or not the holder of the permission is charged with an offence under subsection 50(4) of the Act for not complying with the condition or requirement.

4S  Importation of lighters

             (1)  Subject to subregulation (2), the importation into Australia of a lighter is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  the person importing the lighter has:

                              (i)  completed a statutory declaration stating that a certificate of compliance, within the meaning of the American Standard, has been issued in accordance with that standard; and

                             (ii)  produced that statutory declaration to the Collector; or

                     (b)  the Minister has granted a permission in writing for the lighter to be imported.

             (2)  Subregulation (1) does not apply to a passenger, 18 years or older, importing no more than 5 lighters on a ship or aircraft.

             (3)  A permission granted under paragraph (1)(b) may specify:

                     (a)  the conditions or requirements to be complied with by the holder of the permission; and

                     (b)  the time, being a time either before or after the importation of the goods to which the permission relates, at or before which the condition or requirement is to be complied with by the holder of the permission.

             (4)  If the holder of a permission granted under paragraph (1)(b) is required to comply with a condition or requirement and the holder of the permission fails to comply with the condition or requirement, the Minister may, by writing, revoke the permission.

             (5)  In this regulation:

American Standard means the Consumer Product Safety Standard for Cigarette Lighters (16 CFR 1210):

                     (a)  set out in Part 1210, Title 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations; and

                     (b)  published in the Federal Register of the United States of America, Vol 58, No. 131, on 12 July 1993.

Disposable lighter means a flame producing device that is designed:

                     (a)  to light cigarettes, cigars or pipes; and

                     (b)  to be discarded when its fuel supply is exhausted, or to incorporate a separate container of fuel that is designed to be discarded when empty.

lighter means a disposable lighter, novelty lighter or refillable lighter.

Minister means the Minister administering Division 1A of Part V of the Trade Practices Act 1974.

Note:          The latest Administrative Arrangements Order explains which Minister administers Division 1A of Part V of the Trade Practices Act 1974.

Novelty lighter means a flame producing device that is designed:

                     (a)  to light cigarettes, cigars or pipes; and

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  to have an entertaining audio or visual effect (other than producing a flame) (for example, playing musical notes or displaying flashing lights); or

                             (ii)  to depict or resemble, in physical form or function, an article commonly recognised as appealing to, or intended to be used by, a young child (for example a cartoon character, drink, food, gun, musical instrument, toy, toy animal, vehicle or watch).

refillable lighter means a flame producing device that:

                     (a)  is designed to light cigarettes, cigars or pipes; and

                     (b)  is designed to be refilled with fuel; and

                     (c)  has a customs value, determined under section 159 of the Customs Act 1901, of $5 or less.

4T  Importation of counterfeit credit, debit and charge cards

             (1)  The importation into Australia of a counterfeit credit, debit or charge card is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  a permission in writing to import the card has been given by the Minister; and

                     (b)  the permission is produced to a Collector.

             (2)  A permission may specify:

                     (a)  conditions or requirements to be complied with by the holder of the permission; and

                     (b)  when the holder of the permission must comply with a condition or requirement, whether before or after the importation of the card to which the permission relates.

             (3)  If the holder of a permission does not comply with a condition or requirement (if any) of the permission, the Minister may, by writing, revoke the permission.

             (4)  In this regulation:

Minister means the Minister administering the Australian Federal Police Act 1979.

4U  Importation of goods the subject of a permanent ban under the Trade Practices Act 1974

             (1)  The importation into Australia of goods mentioned in Schedule 12 is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  a permission in writing to import the goods has been given by the Minister; and

                     (b)  the permission is produced to a Collector.

             (2)  A permission may specify:

                     (a)  conditions to be complied with by the holder of the permission; and

                     (b)  when the holder of the permission must comply with a condition, whether before or after the importation of the goods to which the permission relates.

             (3)  If the holder of a permission does not comply with a condition of the permission, the Minister may, by writing, revoke the permission.

             (4)  In this regulation:

Minister means the Minister administering Division 1A of Part V of the Trade Practices Act 1974.

Note:          The latest Administrative Arrangements Order explains which Minister administers Division 1A of Part V of the Trade Practices Act 1974.

4V  Importation of Anzac goods

             (1)  In this regulation:

authorised officer means an officer of the Department administered by the Minister authorised in writing by the Minister for the purposes of this regulation.

Minister means the Minister administering the Anzac Day Act 1995.

             (2)  In this regulation, a reference to the word ‘Anzac’ includes a reference to a word so nearly resembling the word ‘Anzac’ as to be likely to deceive.

             (3)  The importation into Australia of goods the description of which includes the word ‘Anzac’ or goods bearing the word ‘Anzac’, or advertising matter relating to those goods, is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  the person importing the goods is the holder of a written permission granted by the Minister or an authorised officer; and

                     (b)  the permission or a copy of the permission is produced to the Collector at or before the time of importation.

             (4)  An application for a permission under subregulation (3) must be in writing.

             (5)  A permission under subregulation (3) may specify conditions or requirements to be complied with by the holder of the permission and may, for any such condition or requirement, specify the time, (being a time either before or after the importation of the goods to which the permission relates), at or before which the condition or requirement must be complied with by the holder of the permission.

             (6)  If the holder of a permission does not comply with a condition or requirement (if any) of the permission, the Minister or an authorised officer may, by writing, revoke the permission.

             (7)  The Minister or authorised officer may revoke a permission under subregulation (6) whether or not the holder of the permission is charged with an offence under subsection 50(4) of the Act for not complying with the condition or requirement.

4VA  Importation of incandescent lamps

             (1)  In this regulation:

authorised officer means an officer of the Department administered by the Minister authorised in writing by the Minister for the purposes of this regulation.

incandescent lamp means an incandescent lamp for general lighting services that has the following attributes as specified in the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4934.2(Int):2008 (‘Incandescent lamps for general lighting services Part 2: Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) requirements’):

                     (a)  a shape described as any of:

                              (i)  A50 to A65; or

                             (ii)  PS50 to PS65; or

                            (iii)  M50 to M65; or

                            (iv)  T50 to T65; or

                             (v)  E50 to E65;

                     (b)  a cap described as E14, E26, E27, B15 or B22d;

                     (c)  a nominal voltage of ≥220 V;

                     (d)  a nominal wattage of <150 W;

but not including primary coloured lamps.

Minister means the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts.

             (2)  The importation into Australia of an incandescent lamp is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  the person importing the incandescent lamp is the holder of a written permission granted by the Minister or an authorised officer; and

                     (b)  the permission or a copy of the permission is produced to the Collector at or before the time of importation.

             (3)  An application for a permission under subregulation (2) must be in writing.

             (4)  A permission under subregulation (2) may specify conditions or requirements to be complied with by the holder of the permission and may, for any such condition or requirement, specify the time (being a time either before or after the importation of the goods to which the permission relates) at or before which the condition or requirement must be complied with by the holder of the permission.

             (5)  If the holder of a permission does not comply with a condition or requirement (if any) of the permission, the Minister or an authorised officer may, by writing, revoke the permission.

             (6)  The Minister or authorised officer may revoke a permission under subregulation (5) whether or not the holder of the permission is charged with an offence under subsection 50(4) of the Act for not complying with the condition or requirement.

4W  Importation of cat or dog fur

             (1)  In this regulation:

authorised person means a person authorised in writing by the Minister for this regulation.

cat fur means the pelt or hair of an animal of the species Felis catus.

cat or dog fur product means a product or other thing that consists, wholly or partly, of cat fur or dog fur.

dog fur means the pelt or hair of an animal of the species Canis familiaris.

             (2)  The importation into Australia of cat fur, dog fur or a cat or dog fur product is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  permission to import the goods has been granted under subregulation (3) and is in force; and

                     (b)  the permission is produced to the Collector.

             (3)  The Minister, or an authorised person, may, on application, grant a permission, in writing, for the importation of cat fur, dog fur or a cat or dog fur product.

             (4)  An application:

                     (a)  must be in writing; and

                     (b)  must be lodged with the Minister or an authorised person.

             (5)  The Minister, or an authorised person, may ask an applicant to give to the Minister or authorised person any information the Minister or authorised person may reasonably require for the purpose of making a decision in relation to the application.

             (6)  In deciding whether to grant a permission, the Minister, or an authorised person, may take into account any matter that the Minister or authorised person considers relevant.

             (7)  As soon as practicable after making a decision to grant, or not to grant, a permission, the Minister or authorised person must give written notice of the decision to the applicant.

             (8)  A permission granted under subregulation (3):

                     (a)  may specify conditions or requirements to be complied with by the holder of the permission; and

                     (b)  for any such condition or requirement, may specify the time (being a time either before or after the importation of the goods to which the permission relates) at or before which the condition or requirement must be complied with by the holder of the permission.

             (9)  The Minister, or an authorised person, may revoke a permission if the Minister or authorised person is satisfied that the holder has failed to comply with a condition or requirement of the permission.

           (10)  If the Minister or an authorised person decides to revoke a permission, the Minister or authorised person must, as soon as practicable after making the decision, give written notice of the decision to the holder of the permission.

           (11)  Application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision of the Minister or of an authorised person:

                     (a)  not to grant a permission; or

                     (b)  to grant a permission subject to a condition or requirement; or

                     (c)  to revoke a permission.

           (12)  Notice of a decision mentioned in subregulation (7) or (10) must include a statement to the effect that:

                     (a)  subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, a person affected by the decision may make an application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of the decision; and

                     (b)  a person whose interests are affected by the decision may request a statement under section 28 of that Act.

           (13)  A failure to comply with subregulation (12) does not affect the validity of the decision.

4X  Importation of security sensitive ammonium nitrate

                   The importation into Australia of security sensitive ammonium nitrate (SSAN) is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  both of the following requirements are met:

                              (i)  permission (whether in the form of a licence or otherwise) for the importation of the SSAN has been granted in writing by an authority of the State or Territory where the SSAN is to be located immediately after importation; and

                             (ii)  the permission is produced to a Collector; or

                     (b)  permission to import the SSAN is not required under the law of the State or Territory where the SSAN is to be located immediately after importation.

4XA  Importation of goods under autonomous sanctions

             (1)  In this regulation:

import sanctioned goods means goods that:

                     (a)  are mentioned in an item of the table in subregulation 4A(2) of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011; or

                     (b)  have been designated as import sanctioned goods under subregulation 4A(3) of those Regulations.

Note:          The items of the table in subregulation 4A(2) of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011 identify countries and goods that are import sanctioned goods for those countries. A designation under subregulation 4A(3) of those Regulations identifies countries and goods that are import sanctioned goods for those countries.

             (2)  The importation of import sanctioned goods is prohibited if:

                     (a)  the goods originate in, or are exported from, the country for which they are import sanctioned goods; and

                     (b)  the importation is not authorised in accordance with a permit granted under paragraph 18(1)(b) of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011.

             (3)  The importation of goods is prohibited if:

                     (a)  the goods are goods to which subregulation 4A(4) of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011 applies; and

                     (b)  the importation is not authorised in accordance with a permit granted under paragraph 18(1)(b) of those Regulations.

4Y  Importation of goods from Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

             (1)  In this regulation:

arms or related matériel includes:

                     (a)  weapons; and

                     (b)  ammunition; and

                     (c)  military vehicles and equipment; and

                     (d)  spare parts and accessories for the things mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c); and

                     (e)  paramilitary equipment.

authorised person means an officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade authorised in writing by the Foreign Minister for this regulation.

Foreign Minister means the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

paramilitary equipment means any of the following:

                     (a)  batons, clubs, riot sticks and similar devices of a kind used for law enforcement purposes;

                     (b)  body armour, including:

                              (i)  bullet‑resistant apparel; and

                             (ii)  bullet‑resistant pads; and

                            (iii)  protective helmets;

                     (c)  handcuffs, leg‑irons and other devices used for restraining prisoners;

                     (d)  riot protection shields;

                     (e)  whips;

                      (f)  parts and accessories designed or adapted for use in, or with, equipment mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (e).

             (2)  The importation of the following goods from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is prohibited unless the written permission of the Foreign Minister or an authorised person is produced to a Collector at or before the time of importation:

                     (a)  arms or related matériel;

                      (i)  goods that are capable of being used in the development, production or stockpiling of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons;

                      (j)  goods that are capable of being used in the development or production of missiles that are capable of delivering nuclear, biological or chemical weapons.

          (2A)  An application for the written permission of the Foreign Minister or an authorised person mentioned in subregulation (2) must:

                     (a)  be in the approved form; and

                     (b)  contain the information required by the approved form; and

                     (c)  be signed as indicated by the approved form.

             (3)  When deciding whether to give permission under subregulation (2), the Foreign Minister or an authorised person must take into account:

                     (a)  Australia’s relations with other countries; and

                     (b)  Australia’s obligations under international law.

             (4)  A permission granted under subregulation (2) may specify, for the importation of the goods that it permits:

                     (a)  conditions or requirements, including times for compliance, to which the importation is subject; and

                     (b)  the quantity of the goods that may be imported; and

                     (c)  the circumstances in which the goods may be imported.

             (5)  The Foreign Minister may revoke or modify a permission granted under subregulation (2) if there are reasonable grounds for believing that:

                     (a)  a condition or requirement of the permission has not been complied with or, unless modified, is unlikely to be complied with; or

                     (b)  permitting, or continuing to permit, the importation of goods in accordance with the permission would infringe the international obligations of Australia.

4Z  Importation of certain goods from Iran

             (1)  In this regulation:

arms or related matériel includes:

                     (a)  weapons; and

                     (b)  ammunition; and

                     (c)  military vehicles and equipment; and

                     (d)  spare parts and accessories for the things mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c); and

                     (e)  paramilitary equipment.

authorised person means an employee of the Department administered by the Foreign Minister, authorised in writing by the Foreign Minister to give permissions under this regulation.

Foreign Minister means the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

paramilitary equipment means any of the following:

                     (a)  batons, clubs, riot sticks and similar devices of a kind used for law enforcement purposes;

                     (b)  body armour, including:

                              (i)  bullet‑resistant apparel; and

                             (ii)  bullet‑resistant pads; and

                            (iii)  protective helmets;

                     (c)  handcuffs, leg‑irons and other devices used for restraining prisoners;

                     (d)  riot protection shields;

                     (e)  whips;

                      (f)  parts and accessories designed or adapted for use in, or with, equipment mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (e).

             (2)  The importation, from Iran, of the following items, materials, equipment, goods and technology is prohibited unless the written permission of the Foreign Minister or an authorised person is produced to a Collector at or before the time of importation:

                     (a)  items, materials, equipment, goods and technology listed in United Nations Security Council document S/2006/814;

                     (b)  items, materials, equipment, goods and technology listed in United Nations Security Council document S/2006/815;

                     (c)  arms or related matériel.

          (2A)  An application for the written permission of the Foreign Minister or an authorised person mentioned in subregulation (2) must:

                     (a)  be in the approved form; and

                     (b)  contain the information required by the approved form; and

                     (c)  be signed as indicated by the approved form.

             (3)  A permission to import goods granted under subregulation (2) may specify for the importation:

                     (a)  conditions or requirements, including times for compliance, to which the importation is subject; and

                     (b)  the quantity of the goods that may be imported; and

                     (c)  the circumstances in which the goods may be imported.

             (4)  When deciding whether to give permission under subregulation (2), the Foreign Minister or an authorised person must take into account:

                     (a)  Australia’s relations with other countries; and

                     (b)  Australia’s obligations under international law.

             (5)  The Foreign Minister may revoke or modify a permission granted under subregulation (2) if there are reasonable grounds for believing that:

                     (a)  a condition or requirement of the permission has not been complied with or, unless modified, is unlikely to be complied with; or

                     (b)  permitting, or continuing to permit, the importation of goods in accordance with the permission would infringe the international obligations of Australia.

4ZA  Importation of certain goods from Eritrea

             (1)  In this regulation:

arms or related matériel includes:

                     (a)  weapons; and

                     (b)  ammunition; and

                     (c)  military vehicles and equipment; and

                     (d)  spare parts and accessories for the things mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c); and

                     (e)  paramilitary equipment.

authorised person means a person authorised under subregulation (7).

Foreign Minister means the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

paramilitary equipment means any of the following:

                     (a)  batons, clubs, riot sticks and similar devices of a kind used for law enforcement purposes;

                     (b)  body armour, including:

                              (i)  bullet‑resistant apparel; and

                             (ii)  bullet‑resistant pads; and

                            (iii)  protective helmets;

                     (c)  handcuffs, leg‑irons and other devices used for restraining prisoners;

                     (d)  riot protection shields;

                     (e)  whips;

                      (f)  parts and accessories designed or adapted for use in, or with, equipment mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (e).

             (2)  The importation, from Eritrea, of arms or related matériel is prohibited unless the written permission of the Foreign Minister or an authorised person is produced to a Collector at or before the time of importation.

             (3)  An application for the permission of the Foreign Minister or an authorised person under subregulation (2) must:

                     (a)  be in the approved form; and

                     (b)  contain the information required by the approved form; and

                     (c)  be signed as indicated by the approved form.

             (4)  A permission to import goods granted under subregulation (2) may specify for the importation:

                     (a)  conditions or requirements, including times for compliance, to which the importation is subject; and

                     (b)  the quantity of the goods that may be imported; and

                     (c)  the circumstances in which the goods may be imported.

             (5)  When deciding whether to give permission under subregulation (2), the Foreign Minister or an authorised person must take into account:

                     (a)  Australia’s relations with other countries; and

                     (b)  Australia’s obligations under international law.

             (6)  The Foreign Minister may revoke or modify a permission granted under subregulation (2) if the Foreign Minister is satisfied on reasonable grounds that:

                     (a)  a condition or requirement of the permission has not been complied with, or is unlikely to be complied with unless modified; or

                     (b)  permitting, or continuing to permit, the exportation of goods in accordance with the permission would breach Australia’s international obligations or otherwise damage Australia’s international relations.

             (7)  The Foreign Minister may authorise an SES employee or acting SES employee of the Department administered by the Foreign Minister to give permissions under this regulation.

4ZB  Importation of certain goods from the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

             (1)  In this regulation:

arms or related matériel includes:

                     (a)  weapons; and

                     (b)  ammunition; and

                     (c)  military vehicles and equipment; and

                     (d)  spare parts and accessories for the things mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c); and

                     (e)  paramilitary equipment.

authorised person means a person authorised under subregulation (7).

Foreign Minister means the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

paramilitary equipment means any of the following:

                     (a)  batons, clubs, riot sticks and similar devices of a kind used for law enforcement purposes;

                     (b)  body armour, including:

                              (i)  bullet‑resistant apparel; and

                             (ii)  bullet‑resistant pads; and

                            (iii)  protective helmets;

                     (c)  handcuffs, leg‑irons and other devices used for restraining prisoners;

                     (d)  riot protection shields;

                     (e)  whips;

                      (f)  parts and accessories designed or adapted for use in, or with, equipment mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (e).

             (2)  The importation, from the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, of arms or related matériel is prohibited unless the written permission of the Foreign Minister or an authorised person is produced to a Collector at or before the time of importation.

             (3)  An application for the permission of the Foreign Minister or an authorised person under subregulation (2) must:

                     (a)  be in the approved form; and

                     (b)  contain the information required by the approved form; and

                     (c)  be signed as indicated by the approved form.

             (4)  A permission granted under subregulation (2) to import goods may specify for the importation:

                     (a)  conditions or requirements, including times for compliance, to which the importation is subject; and

                     (b)  the quantity of the goods that may be imported; and

                     (c)  the circumstances in which the goods may be imported.

             (5)  When deciding whether to grant permission under subregulation (2), the Foreign Minister or an authorised person must take into account:

                     (a)  Australia’s relations with other countries; and

                     (b)  Australia’s obligations under international law.

             (6)  The Foreign Minister may revoke or modify a permission granted under subregulation (2) if the Foreign Minister is satisfied on reasonable grounds that:

                     (a)  a condition or requirement of the permission has not been complied with, or is unlikely to be complied with unless modified; or

                     (b)  permitting, or continuing to permit, the importation of goods in accordance with the permission would breach Australia’s international obligations or otherwise damage Australia’s international relations.

             (7)  The Foreign Minister may authorise an SES employee or acting SES employee of the Department administered by the Foreign Minister to give permissions under this regulation.

5  Importation of drugs

             (1)  Subject to subregulations (2) and (2A), the importation into Australia of a drug is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  the person importing the drug is the holder of:

                              (i)  a licence to import drugs granted by the Secretary or an authorised person under this regulation; and

                             (ii)  a permission to import the drug granted by the Secretary or an authorised person under this regulation;

                     (b)  the permission referred to in subparagraph (a)(ii), or a copy of the permission, is produced to the Collector;

                     (c)  the drug is imported within the period specified in the permission referred to in subparagraph (a)(ii); and

                     (d)  the quantity of the drug that is imported does not exceed:

                              (i)  except where subparagraph (ii) applies—the quantity specified in the permission referred to in paragraph (a)(ii) in relation to the drug; or

                             (ii)  where the Collector has given a certificate or certificates under subregulation (14)—the difference between the quantity specified in the permission in relation to the drug and the quantity specified in the certificate, or, if more than one certificate has been given, the total of the quantities specified in those certificates, in relation to the drug.

             (2)  Subregulation (1) does not apply to or in relation to:

                     (a)  a drug in respect of the importation of which an approval is in force under subregulation (3); or

                     (b)  a drug that is imported into Australia by a person who is a passenger on board a ship or aircraft if the drug:

                              (i)  is required for the medical treatment of the person or of another passenger under the care of the person;

                             (ii)  was prescribed by a medical practitioner for the purposes of that treatment; and

                            (iii)  was supplied to the person in accordance with the prescription of the medical practitioner referred to in subparagraph (ii).

          (2A)  Subregulation (1) does not apply to a drug that is imported into Australia by a person who is a passenger on board a ship or aircraft if the drug:

                     (a)  is required for the medical treatment of an animal that is being imported and is under the care of the person; and

                     (b)  was prescribed by a veterinarian for use in the animal for the purposes of that treatment; and

                     (c)  was supplied to the person in accordance with the prescription of the veterinarian.

             (3)  The Minister may, on the recommendation of the Secretary, by notice published in the Gazette, approve the importation into Australia of a drug specified in, or included in a class of drugs specified in, the notice.

             (4)  An application for a licence to import drugs or for a permission to import a drug shall be in writing and shall be lodged with the Secretary.

             (5)  Where a person makes, in accordance with subregulation (4), an application for a licence or permission referred to in that subregulation, the Secretary or an authorised person shall, subject to this regulation, grant to the person the licence or permission, as the case may be.

             (6)  An applicant for a licence or permission referred to in subregulation (4) shall, on being so requested by the Secretary or an authorised person, furnish in writing to the Secretary such information as the Secretary or authorised person reasonably may require in relation to the application.

             (7)  The Secretary or an authorised person shall not grant to an applicant a licence to import drugs unless:

                     (a)  the applicant has furnished all the information requested by the Secretary or authorised person under subregulation (6);

                     (b)  the applicant is a fit and proper person to be granted a licence to import drugs;

                     (c)  the persons (if any) that the applicant:

                              (i)  has appointed, or proposes to appoint, as agents; or

                             (ii)  has employed or proposes to employ;

                            for the purposes of the business carried on by him in relation to drugs, are fit and proper persons to be so appointed as agents or so employed; and

                     (d)  the premises on which the applicant proposes to keep the drugs that will come within his possession during the currency of the licence are secure for that purpose.

             (8)  A licence to import drugs shall, unless previously revoked, remain in force for such period as is specified in the licence.

             (9)  A licence to import drugs is granted subject to compliance by the holder of the licence with the following conditions or requirements:

                     (a)  the holder of the licence shall:

                              (i)  keep in safe custody at all times any drug that is in his possession; and

                             (ii)  if the drug is moved from one place to another, take adequate precautions to ensure that the removal is safely carried out;

                     (b)  the holder of the licence shall take such reasonable precautions as the Secretary or an authorised officer, or the Comptroller‑General of Customs, directs for the purpose of ensuring that there is no danger of loss or theft of any drug in the possession of the holder of the licence;

                     (c)  the holder of the licence shall not dispose of any drug, being a drug, other than methaqualone, referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition of drug in subregulation (20), unless he is satisfied that the drug will be used solely for medical or scientific purposes;

                    (ca)  the holder of the licence shall not dispose of the drug methaqualone unless satisfied that the drug will be used solely for scientific purposes;

                     (d)  the holder of the licence shall record in a book kept for that purpose:

                              (i)  the name and quantity of each drug that is in his possession and, where any such drug has been obtained from another person, the name and address of that other person;

                             (ii)  where the holder of the licence supplies any quantity of a drug to another person—the quantity of the drug so supplied and the name and address of the other person; and

                            (iii)  where the holder of the licence uses a drug in the manufacture of another drug or an exempted preparation—the quantity of the drug used, lost, destroyed, evaporated or wasted in that manufacture and the quantity and nature of the other drug or exempted preparation manufactured;

                     (e)  the holder of the licence shall, when required by the Secretary or an authorised officer, or the Comptroller‑General of Customs, produce to that person for examination:

                              (i)  any book kept in accordance with paragraph (d); and

                             (ii)  any drug in the possession of the holder of the licence;

                      (f)  the holder of the licence shall retain any book kept in accordance with paragraph (d) until the Secretary or an authorised person approves of its destruction;

                     (g)  the holder of the licence shall, within 5 days after the expiration of a report week, furnish to the Secretary a return setting out the entries recorded in respect of the report week in the book referred to in paragraph (d);

                     (h)  the holder of the licence shall, within 14 days after receiving a notice in writing from the Secretary or an authorised person, furnish to the Secretary such information as is requested in the notice, being information with respect to:

                              (i)  the orders for drugs placed with the holder of the licence within such period immediately preceding the date of the notice as is specified in the notice;

                             (ii)  the orders for drugs that the holder of the licence reasonably expects to be placed with him within such period immediately following the date of the notice as is specified in the notice; or

                            (iii)  any proposal of the holder of the licence to manufacture or sell by wholesale, within such period immediately following the date of the notice as is specified in the notice, a drug that he has not previously manufactured or sold by wholesale;

                      (j)  the holder of the licence shall in respect of each permission to import a drug that is granted to him during the currency of the licence, being a permission that specifies a condition or requirement to be complied with by him, comply with that condition or requirement.

           (10)  The Secretary or an authorised person shall not grant to an applicant a permission to import a drug unless:

                     (a)  the applicant has furnished all the information requested by the Secretary or authorised person under subregulation (6);

                     (b)  in the case of a drug that is included in Schedule 1 or 2 to the Single Convention:

                              (i)  where the drug is required by the applicant for the manufacture of a drug at certain premises—if the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 applies in relation to that manufacture, the applicant is, for the purposes of that Act, the holder of a manufacturer’s licence in relation to the manufacture of the last‑mentioned drug at those premises and, if, under a law of the State or Territory in which those premises are situated, the manufacture of that drug is prohibited unless a licence to manufacture the drug has been granted under that law, the applicant is, for the purposes of that law, the holder of a licence authorising him to manufacture the drug at those premises;

                             (ii)  where the drug is required by the applicant for the purposes of his business as a seller or supplier of drugs—the applicant is, under a law of the State or Territory in which the premises at or from which he conducts that business are situated, the holder of a licence authorising him to sell or supply the drug at or from those premises; or

                            (iii)  where subparagraphs (i) and (ii) do not apply—the drug is required by the applicant for medical or scientific purposes;

                     (c)  in the case of a drug, other than methaqualone, that is not included in Schedule 1 or 2 to the Single Convention:

                              (i)  where the drug is required by the applicant for the manufacture of a drug at certain premises and, under a law of the State or Territory in which those premises are situated, the manufacture of the drug is prohibited unless a licence to manufacture the drug has been granted—the applicant is, for the purposes of that law, the holder of a licence authorising him to manufacture the drug at those premises;

                             (ii)  where the drug is required by the applicant for the purposes of his business as a seller or supplier of drugs and, under a law of the State or Territory in which the premises at or from which he conducts that business are situated, the sale or supply of the drug is prohibited unless a licence to sell or supply the drug has been granted—the applicant is, for the purposes of that law, the holder of a licence authorising him to sell or supply the drug at or from those premises; or

                            (iii)  where subparagraphs (i) and (ii) do not apply and the drug is a drug referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition of drug in subregulation (20)—the drug is required by the applicant for medical or scientific purposes;

                    (ca)  where the drug is methaqualone—the drug is required for use by the applicant or by another person solely for scientific purposes; and

                     (d)  proper arrangements have been made by the applicant for the safe transportation and safe custody of the drug after the drug has been delivered for home consumption.

           (11)  A permission to import a drug shall be in writing and shall specify:

                     (a)  the name and address of the holder of the permission;

                     (b)  the name of the supplier of the drug and his address in the country from which the drug is exported;

                     (c)  the name by which the drug is commonly known and the international non‑proprietary name (if any) of the drug;

                     (d)  the quantity of the drug that the holder of the permission may import;

                     (e)  where the drug is a pharmaceutical product:

                              (i)  the form in which the drug is to be imported; and

                             (ii)  in the case of a drug referred to in paragraph (d) of the definition of drug in subregulation (20)—the strength of the active ingredient, or each active ingredient, as the case may be, that is contained in, or is part of, the drug; and

                      (f)  the period during which the importation may be effected under the permission.

           (12)  A permission to import a drug shall not, where the drug is included in Schedule I or II of the Single Convention, specify, as the quantity of the drug that may be imported during the period specified in the permission, a quantity that, together with:

                     (a)  the total quantity (if any) of the drug the importation of which during the year within which the specified period occurs (in this subregulation referred to as the relevant year) has already been authorised by the Secretary or an authorised person; and

                     (b)  the total quantity of the drug in respect of which, having regard to the information furnished to the Secretary under subregulation (6) or paragraph (9)(h) by other persons holding a licence to import drugs, those persons may reasonably be expected to apply for permission authorising the importation of the drug during the relevant year;

exceeds the amount that, in accordance with the requirements of the Single Convention, has been determined to be the maximum amount of that drug that may be imported into Australia during the relevant year.

           (13)  A permission to import a drug may specify conditions or requirements, including conditions or requirements with respect to the possession, safe custody, transportation, use or disposal of the drug, to be complied with by the holder of the permission and may, in respect of any such condition or requirement, specify the time, being a time before or after the importation of the drug, at which the condition or requirement is to be complied with by the holder of the permission.

           (14)  Where a drug is imported in pursuance of a permission granted under this regulation, the Collector shall, by writing under his hand inscribed on the permission, certify:

                     (a)  the quantity of the drug so imported; and

                     (b)  the date on which it was imported.

           (15)  Where:

                     (a)  for reasons outside the control of the holder of a permission to import a drug, the quantity, or any part of the quantity, of the drug specified in the permission could not be imported, or cannot reasonably be expected to be imported, within the period specified in the permission; and

                     (b)  the holder of the permission (whether before or after the expiration of the period specified in the permission) applies in writing to the Secretary for a variation of the period during which the importation of the drug may be effected;

the Secretary or an authorised person may, by writing under his hand endorsed on, or attached to, the permission, specify a period other than the period specified in the permission as the period during which the importation of the drug may be effected.

           (16)  Where the Secretary or an authorised person has specified a period under subregulation (15) in relation to the importation of a drug, that period shall, for the purposes of paragraph (1)(c), be deemed to be the period specified in the permission.

           (17)  Where the holder of a licence to import drugs fails to comply with a condition or requirement set out in subregulation (9), the Secretary or an authorised person may revoke the licence, whether or not the holder of the licence is charged with an offence against subsection 50(4) of the Act in respect of the failure to comply with the condition or requirements.

           (18)  Where:

                     (a)  a permission to import a drug specifies a condition or requirement to be complied with by the holder of the permission; and

                     (b)  the holder of the permission fails to comply with the condition or requirement;

the Secretary or an authorised person may revoke the permission, whether or not the holder of the permission is charged with an offence against subsection 50(4) of the Act in respect of the failure to comply with the condition or requirement.

        (18A)  Where the Secretary or an authorised person makes a decision:

                     (a)  not to grant under subregulation (5) a licence to import drugs, or a permission to import a drug; or

                     (b)  to grant under subregulation (13) a permission, to import a drug, that specifies:

                              (i)  a condition or requirement to be complied with; or

                             (ii)  a time at which a condition or requirement specified in the permission is to be complied with; or

                     (c)  not to specify under subregulation (15) a period, other than the period specified in a permission, as the period during which the importation of a drug may be effected; or

                     (d)  to revoke under subregulation (17) a licence to import drugs; or

                     (e)  to revoke under subregulation (18) a permission to import a drug;

the Secretary or the authorised person, as the case requires, must give to the applicant or the holder of the licence or the holder of the permission, as the case requires, notice in writing setting out the decision as soon as practicable after the making of the decision.

           (19)  The Secretary shall, before the commencement of each year, cause to be published in the Gazette in relation to that year, a notice entitled ‘Movements of Drugs of Dependence Calendar’ in which shall be set out the periods that are, for the purposes of this regulation, report weeks in respect of that year.

           (20)  In this regulation:

authorised person means a person authorised in writing by the Secretary to be an authorised person for the purposes of this regulation.

authorised officer means an officer of the Department authorised in writing by the Secretary to be an authorised officer for paragraph (9)(b) or (e).

Department means the Department administered by the Minister administering the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

Note:          The latest Administrative Arrangements Orders mentions which Minister administers the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989. A copy of the Orders can be found on the internet at http://scaleplus.law.gov.au/home/docs/legtables/aao.htm.

derivative means:

                     (a)  in relation to a chemical or compound—any substance chemically derived from the chemical or compound and from which the chemical or compound may be regenerated, and includes a salt of the chemical or compound; and

                     (b)  in relation to an isomer, or a mixture of isomers, of a chemical or compound—any substance chemically derived from the isomer or mixture of isomers and from which the isomer or mixture of isomers may be regenerated, and includes a salt of the isomer or mixture of isomers.

drug means:

                     (a)  a chemical, compound, or other substance or thing, that is included in Schedule 4;

                     (b)  an isomer or a mixture of isomers of a chemical or compound referred to in paragraph (a);

                     (c)  a derivative of:

                              (i)  a chemical or compound referred to in paragraph (a); or

                             (ii)  an isomer or mixture of isomers referred to in paragraph (b);

                     (d)  a substance or thing, other than an exempted preparation, that contains, or consists in part of:

                              (i)  a chemical, compound, or other substance or thing, referred to in paragraph (a);

                             (ii)  an isomer or mixture of isomers referred to in paragraph (b); or

                            (iii)  a derivative referred to in paragraph (c); or

                     (e)  a chemical or compound, other than a chemical or compound that is a drug by virtue of another paragraph of this definition, that, in the manufacture by a chemical process of a chemical or compound referred to in paragraph (a), is an immediate precursor of that chemical or compound.

exempted preparation means a substance or thing that is a preparation included in Schedule III to the Single Convention.

manufacture means:

                     (a)  in relation to a drug—the carrying out of any process by which the drug may be obtained and includes:

                              (i)  the refining of the drug;

                             (ii)  the transformation of another drug into the drug;

                            (iii)  the mixing or compounding of 2 or more drugs to make the drug;

                            (iv)  the preparation of tablets, pills, capsules, ampoules or other pharmaceutical products consisting of, or containing, the drug; and

                             (v)  the packing or re‑packing of the drug;

                            but does not include the carrying out of any process referred to in subparagraph (iii), (iv), or (v) that is carried out by, or under the responsibility of, a person in the course of his business as a pharmacist for the purpose of supplying a quantity of the drug to another person; and

                     (b)  in relation to an exempted preparation—the carrying out of any process by which the exempted preparation may be obtained other than such a process carried out by, or under the responsibility of, a person in the course of his business as a pharmacist for the purpose of supplying the exempted preparation to another person.

medical practitioner means a person authorised to practice as a medical practitioner under the law of a State, a Territory or another country.

report week means each period that is set out as being a report week in a notice published in accordance with subregulation (19).

Secretary means the Secretary to the Department.

Single Convention means the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, being the Convention of that name that was adopted and opened for signature at New York on 30 March 1961, as amended and existing on the commencement of this regulation.

year means a period of 12 months commencing on 1 January.

5A  Importation of antibiotic substances

             (1)  Subject to subregulations (2), (2A) and (3), the importation into Australia of a therapeutic substance that is an antibiotic substance is prohibited unless a permission in writing to import the substance has been granted by the Secretary or an authorised person.

             (2)  Subregulation (1) does not apply to a substance:

                     (a)  that is for the personal use of a passenger, or a relative of a passenger, on a ship or an aircraft; and

                     (b)  that is brought to Australia on that ship or aircraft; and

                     (c)  the amount of which does not exceed 3 months’ supply for a person at the maximum dosage recommended by the manufacturer of the substance.

          (2A)  Subregulation (1) does not apply to a substance if:

                     (a)  the substance is required for the use of an animal that is being imported and is under the care of a passenger on the same ship or aircraft; and

                     (b)  the amount of the substance does not exceed 3 months supply of the substance at the maximum dosage recommended by the manufacturer of the substance.

             (3)  Subregulation (1) does not apply to a substance:

                     (a)  imported by a member of a group of persons visiting Australia to participate in a national or international sporting event; and

                     (b)  for use in the treatment of:

                              (i)  a member or members of that group; or

                             (ii)  an animal that is being imported and is under the care of the group.

             (4)  A permission under subregulation (1) in respect of a therapeutic substance shall be subject to such conditions imposing requirements or prohibitions on the person to whom the permission is granted with respect to:

                     (a)  the custody, use, disposal or distribution of the therapeutic substance; or

                     (b)  the keeping of records relating to the therapeutic substance;

as are necessary to ensure that the substance is not used otherwise than for the purposes for which the Secretary or authorised person grants the permission.

             (5)  Where a permission referred to in subregulation (4) is subject to a condition imposing requirements with respect to the keeping of records relating to a therapeutic substance, the permission shall be deemed to be granted subject to compliance by the person to whom it is granted with the following requirements with respect to any quantity of the therapeutic substance imported by him into Australia in accordance with the permission:

                     (a)  the person shall, when required to do so by an authorised officer at any reasonable time of the day, produce the records kept by him in relation to the substance for examination by the authorised officer, and permit that officer to take extracts from or copies of the records; and

                     (b)  the person shall produce to an authorised officer, at any reasonable time of the day, the quantity of the therapeutic substance, or of a substance or mixture in the preparation of which any of the therapeutic substance has been used, that is in his possession, and permit the officer to examine the substance, to weigh or otherwise ascertain the quantity of the substance and to take a sample of the substance for further examination and analysis.

             (6)  Where:

                     (a)  a permission granted under subregulation (1) is subject to a condition to be complied with by a person; and

                     (b)  the person fails to comply with the condition;

then the Secretary may revoke the permission whether or not the person is charged with an offence under subsection 50 (4) of the Act in respect of the failure to comply with the condition or requirement.

             (8)  In this regulation:

authorised officer means an officer authorised in writing by the Secretary to be an authorised officer for the purposes of subregulation (5).

Authorised person means a person authorised in writing by the Secretary to be an authorised person for the purposes of this regulation.

relative, in relation to a person, means:

                     (a)  a spouse, child, parent or grandparent of the person; and

                     (b)  a person living with the person as his or her spouse on a permanent domestic basis although not legally married to him or her.

Secretary means the Secretary to the Department administered by the Minister administering the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

Note:          The latest Administrative Arrangements Orders mentions which Minister administers the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.  A copy of the Orders can be found on the internet at http://scaleplus.law.gov.au/home/docs/legtables/aao.htm.

5F  Reason for refusal to be given

             (1)  Where the Secretary or an authorised person:

                     (a)  refuses a person permission to import a therapeutic substance specified in subregulation (1) of regulation 5A of these Regulations;

                     (b)  revokes under subregulation 5A(6) a permission;

the Secretary or authorised person shall furnish to the person or licensed importer, as the case may be, a statement, in writing, setting out his reasons for the refusal or revocation, as the case may be.

             (3)  Where the Secretary or an authorised person is prepared to grant a person a permission under subregulation (1) of regulation 5A of these Regulations but proposes to make the permission subject to conditions to which the person objects, the Secretary or authorised person shall furnish to the person a statement in writing setting out his reasons for including those conditions.

             (4)  In this regulation:

Secretary means the Secretary to the Department administered by the Minister administering the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

Note:          The latest Administrative Arrangements Orders mentions which Minister administers the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.  A copy of the Orders can be found on the internet at http://scaleplus.law.gov.au/home/docs/legtables/aao.htm.

5G  Importation of certain substances

             (1)  The importation into Australia of a substance mentioned in Schedule 7A is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  the person importing the substance is the holder of a permission to import the substance granted in writing by the Secretary or an authorised officer; and

                     (b)  the permission is produced to a Collector.

             (2)  Subregulation (1) does not apply to a substance if:

                     (a)  the substance is required for the medical treatment of a person who is a passenger on a ship or aircraft; and

                     (b)  the substance is imported into Australia on the ship or aircraft; and

                     (c)  the substance was prescribed by a medical practitioner for that treatment; and

                     (d)  the amount of the substance imported does not exceed the amount of the substance prescribed by the medical practitioner for the person receiving the treatment.

             (3)  However, the exception in subregulation (2) does not apply to a substance if the substance is required for the medical treatment of:

                     (a)  a person who is an athlete within the meaning of section 4 of the Australian Sports Anti‑Doping Authority Act 2006; or

                     (b)  a person who:

                              (i)  is a support person within the meaning of section 4 of the Australian Sports Anti‑Doping Authority Act 2006; and

                             (ii)  has come to Australia for purposes relating to the performance of an athlete, the management of an athlete or the management of an athlete’s interests.

Examples of purposes mentioned in subparagraph (3)(b)(ii)

1    Coaching or training an athlete.

2    Providing medical treatment or physiotherapy to an athlete.

3    Managing an athlete.

4    Managing public relations for an athlete.

             (4)  A permission may specify:

                     (a)  conditions or requirements to be complied with by the holder of the permission; and

                     (b)  when the holder of the permission must comply with a condition or requirement, whether before or after the importation of the substance to which the permission relates.

             (5)  If the holder of a permission does not comply with a condition or requirement (if any) of the permission, the Secretary may, in writing, revoke the permission.

             (6)  In this regulation:

authorised officer means an officer authorised in writing by the Secretary to be an authorised officer for this regulation.

medical practitioner means a person authorised to practice as a medical practitioner under a law of a State, a Territory or another country.

Secretary means the Secretary to the Department administered by the Minister administering the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

Note:          The latest Administrative Arrangements Orders mentions which Minister administers the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.  A copy of the Orders can be found on the internet at http://scaleplus.law.gov.au/home/docs/legtables/aao.htm.

5H  Importation of certain goods

             (1)  In this regulation:

authorised officer means an officer authorised in writing by the Secretary to be an authorised officer for this regulation.

Secretary means the Secretary to the Department administered by the Minister administering the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

Note:          The latest Administrative Arrangements Orders mentions which Minister administers the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.  A copy of the Orders can be found on the internet at http://scaleplus.law.gov.au/home/docs/legtables/aao.htm.

             (2)  The importation into Australia of goods specified in Schedule 8 to these Regulations is prohibited unless the Secretary or an authorised officer has, by instrument in writing, granted permission to import the goods and the instrument is produced to the Collector.

             (3)  A permission under this regulation shall be subject to such conditions imposing requirements or prohibitions on the person to whom the permission is granted with respect to the custody, use, disposal or destruction of the goods, as the Secretary or authorised officer, as the case may be, thinks necessary to ensure that the goods are not used otherwise than for the purpose for which he grants the permission.

             (4)  Where:

                     (a)  a permission granted under subregulation (2) is subject to a condition to be complied with by a person; and

                     (b)  the person fails to comply with the condition;

then the Secretary may revoke the permission whether or not the person is charged with an offence under subsection 50(4) of the Act in respect of the failure to comply with the condition.

5HA  Review of decisions

             (1)  In this regulation:

decision has the same meaning as in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975.

Initial decision means a decision:

                     (a)  of the Secretary, or an authorised person, under subregulation 5(5), (13), (15), (17) or (18) or 5A(1), (4) or (6); or

                   (ab)  of the Secretary, or an authorised officer, under subregulation 5G(1) or (5); or

                     (b)  of the Secretary, or an authorised officer, under subregulation 5H(2) or (4).

Minister means the Minister administering the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

Note:          The latest Administrative Arrangements Orders mentions which Minister administers the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.  A copy of the Orders can be found on the internet at http://scaleplus.law.gov.au/home/docs/legtables/aao21oct.htm.

             (2)  A person whose interests are affected by an initial decision may request the Minister to reconsider the decision by notice in writing given to the Minister within 90 days after the decision first comes to the person’s notice.

             (3)  The Minister must reconsider the initial decision as soon as practicable after receiving a request under subregulation (2), and may:

                     (a)  confirm the initial decision; or

                     (b)  revoke the initial decision; or

                     (c)  revoke the initial decision and make a decision in substitution for that decision.

             (4)  If a person who has made a request under subregulation (2) does not receive notice of the decision of the Minister on reconsideration within 60 days of the making of the request, the Minister is to be taken to have confirmed the original decision.

             (5)  After reconsideration of an initial decision, the Minister must give the applicant a notice in writing stating:

                     (a)  the result of the reconsideration; and

                     (b)  that the applicant may, except where subsection 28(4) of Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 applies, apply for a statement setting out the reasons for the decision on reconsideration and may, subject to that Act, make an application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of that decision.

             (6)  If written notice of the making of an initial decision is given to a person whose interests are affected by the decision, the notice is to include a statement to the effect that a person whose interests are affected by the decision may:

                     (a)  seek a reconsideration of the decision under this regulation; and

                     (b)  subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, if the person is dissatisfied with the decision upon reconsideration, make an application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of that decision.

             (7)  Any failure to comply with the requirements of subregulation (5) or (6) in relation to a decision does not affect the validity of the decision.

             (8)  An application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision under subregulation (3).

5I  Importation of certain organochlorine chemicals

             (1)  In this regulation, authorised officer means an officer of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry authorised in writing by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry for the purposes of this regulation.

             (2)  The importation into Australia of:

                     (a)  goods, being certain organochlorine chemicals specified in items 2, 3, 10 and 11 of Schedule 9;

                     (b)  goods, being any chemical or compound that may be derived from an organochlorine chemical so specified and from which such a chemical may be regenerated; and

                     (c)  goods, being any isomer of an organochlorine chemical so specified, or any substance derived from such an isomer and from which such an isomer may be regenerated;

is prohibited unless:

                     (d)  the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry or an authorised officer has granted a permission in writing to import the goods; and

                     (e)  the permission is produced to a Collector.

          (2A)  The importation into Australia of:

                     (a)  goods, being certain organochlorine chemicals specified in items 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12 and 13 of Schedule 9; and

                     (b)  goods, being any chemical or compound that may be derived from an organochlorine chemical so specified and from which such a chemical may be regenerated; and

                     (c)  goods, being any isomer of an organochlorine chemical so specified, or any substance derived from such an isomer and from which such an isomer may be regenerated;

is prohibited unless:

                     (d)  if the chemical is an active constituent or a chemical product as defined in the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code set out in the Schedule to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994:

                              (i)  a permission to import the chemical has been granted in writing under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Regulations 1995; and

                             (ii)  the permission is produced to a Collector; or

                     (e)  in any other case:

                              (i)  the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry or an authorised officer has granted a permission in writing to import the goods; and

                             (ii)  the permission is produced to a Collector.

          (2B)  An application for a permission under paragraph (2)(d) or (2A)(e) must be:

                     (a)  in writing; and

                     (b)  lodged with an authorised officer.

          (2C)  An authorised officer may ask an applicant for a permission under paragraph (2)(d) or (2A)(e) to give to the authorised officer any information that the authorised officer or the Minister reasonably requires in order to decide whether the permission should be granted.

             (3)  Where, in relation to an application for a permission under subregulation (2) or (2A), an authorised officer has formed an opinion that the permission should not be granted, the authorised officer shall refer the application to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

             (4)  Where an application has been referred to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry under subregulation (3), that Minister may grant, or refuse to grant, the permission.

             (5)  A permission granted under subregulation (2), (2A) or (4) may specify conditions or requirements to be complied with by the holder of the permission and may, in respect of any such condition or requirement, specify a time (being a time before or after the importation of the goods to which the permission relates) at or before which the condition or requirement shall be complied with by the holder.

             (6)  Where:

                     (a)  a permission granted under subregulation (2), (2A) or (4) is subject to a condition or requirement to be complied with by a person; and

                     (b)  the person fails to comply with the condition or requirement;

the Minister may revoke the permission whether or not the person is charged with an offence under subsection 50(4) of the Act in respect of the failure to comply with the condition or requirement.

5J  Importation of goods containing certain chemical compounds

             (1)  In this regulation:

authorised person means:

                     (a)  an APS employee or SES employee of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, authorised in writing by the Minister for Foreign Affairs to give permission to import prescribed goods into Australia for the purpose of this regulation; or

                     (b)  a person holding a statutory office established under legislation administered by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, authorised in writing by the Minister to give permission to import prescribed goods into Australia for the purpose of this regulation.

CAS number, for a chemical compound, means the Chemical Abstracts Service number, which is the registry number:

                     (a)  assigned to the compound by the Chemical Abstracts Service, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America; and

                     (b)  published by the Service in the journal Chemical Abstracts.

Chemical Weapons Convention means the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, opened for signature in Paris on 13 January 1993.

Prescribed goods means goods containing any of the following chemical compounds:

                     (a)  a chemical compound mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 2, 3 or 4 of Schedule 11;

                     (b)  a chemical compound belonging to a group of compounds mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 2, 3 or 4 of Schedule 11.

Notes

(a)    The Chemical Abstracts Service number of a chemical compound mentioned in column 2 of an item is shown in column 3 of the item.

(b)    For chemical compounds mentioned by type in column 2 of an item in Part 2 of Schedule 11, Chemical Abstracts Service numbers for compounds comprising the type are not mentioned in column 3.

             (2)  The importation into Australia of prescribed goods containing a chemical compound, or a chemical compound belonging to a group of compounds, mentioned in Part 2 or 3 of Schedule 11 from a country that is not a State Party to the Chemical Weapons Convention is prohibited absolutely.

          (2A)  The importation into Australia of prescribed goods containing a chemical compound, or a chemical compound belonging to a group of compounds, mentioned in Part 2 or 3 of Schedule 11 from a country that is a State Party to the Chemical Weapons Convention is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  the Minister for Foreign Affairs or an authorised person has given permission in writing to import the goods; and

                     (b)  the permission is produced to the Collector.

       (2AA)  The importation into Australia of prescribed goods containing a chemical compound, or a chemical compound belonging to a group of compounds, mentioned in Part 4 of Schedule 11 is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  the Minister for Foreign Affairs or an authorised person has given permission in writing to import the goods; and

                     (b)  the permission is produced to a Collector.

       (2AB)  A permission under paragraph (2A)(a) for prescribed goods containing a chemical compound, or a chemical compound belonging to a group of compounds, mentioned in Part 3 of Schedule 11, or under paragraph (2AA)(a):

                     (a)  may be given for the importation of more than 1 shipment; and

                     (b)  remains in force for 1 year from the day when it is given; and

                     (c)  may be renewed for up to 3 further periods of 1 year.

       (2AC)  However, subregulations (2), (2A) and (2AA) do not apply to prescribed goods that contain a chemical compound mentioned in Part 3 (except item 1, 2 or 3) or 4 of Schedule 11, or a chemical compound belonging to a group of compounds mentioned in Part 3 (except item 1, 2 or 3) or 4 of Schedule 11, if:

                     (a)  the chemical compound is less than 10%, by weight, of the goods; and

                     (b)  there is no other chemical compound, or chemical compound belonging to a group of compounds, mentioned in Part 2, 3 or 4 of Schedule 11 in the goods.

          (2B)  The Minister or an authorised person must not give permission to import prescribed goods unless an application for the permission is received at the Australian Safeguards and Non‑Proliferation Office:

                     (a)  for prescribed goods containing a chemical compound, or a chemical compound belonging to a group of compounds, mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 11—at least 37 days before the day when it is proposed to import the goods; or

                     (b)  in any other case—at least 7 days before the first day when it is proposed to import the goods.

          (2C)  However, subregulation (2B) does not apply to prescribed goods that contain saxitoxin if:

                     (a)  there is not more than 5 milligrams of saxitoxin in the goods; and

                     (b)  the goods are to be used for medical or diagnostic purposes only; and

                     (c)  the goods do not contain any other chemical compound, or chemical compound belonging to a group of compounds, mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 2 of Schedule 11.

             (3)  If an authorised person dealing with an application for a permission believes that the permission should not be given:

                     (a)  the authorised person must refer the application to the Minister for Foreign Affairs; and

                     (b)  that Minister may give, or refuse to give, the permission.

             (4)  A permission for the importation of prescribed goods may:

                     (a)  include conditions or requirements to be complied with by the holder of the permission; and

                     (b)  set a time (being a time before or after the importation of the goods to which the permission relates) at or before which a condition or requirement must be complied with by the holder.

             (5)  The Minister for Foreign Affairs may revoke a permission if:

                     (a)  it is subject to a condition or requirement; and

                     (b)  the holder fails to comply with the condition or requirement (whether or not the person is charged with an offence against subsection 50(4) of the Act in respect of the failure to comply with the condition or requirement).

5K  Importation of ozone‑depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases

             (1)  The importation into Australia (except from an external Territory) of:

                     (a)  a substance mentioned in column 2 of an item in Schedule 10; or

                     (b)  ODS equipment or SGG equipment;

is prohibited.

             (2)  Subregulation (1) does not apply if a licence to import the substance or equipment has been granted under section 16 of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 and the licence, or a copy of the licence, is produced to a Collector.

             (3)  Subregulation (1) does not apply to a substance that is present in goods because the substance was used in the manufacturing process for the goods.

             (4)  Subregulation (1) does not apply to a CFC, HCFC or SGG in relation to which all of the following conditions are satisfied:

                     (a)  the CFC, HCFC or SGG is on board a ship or aircraft;

                     (b)  the ship or aircraft has air conditioning or refrigeration equipment;

                     (c)  the CFC, HCFC or SGG is exclusively for use in meeting the reasonable servicing requirements of that equipment during, or in connection with, 1 or more periods when the ship or aircraft is or will be engaged in a journey between:

                              (i)  a place in Australia and a place outside Australia; or

                             (ii)  2 places outside Australia.

             (6)  Subregulation (1) does not apply to ODS equipment or SGG equipment in relation to which the conditions in paragraph 13(6A)(b) or (c) of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 are satisfied.

             (7)  In this regulation:

ODS equipment has the same meaning as in the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989.

SGG equipment has the same meaning as in the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989.

5L  Importation of viable material derived from human embryo clones

             (1)  In this regulation:

authorised person means a person authorised in writing by the Minister for this regulation.

human embryo clone has the meaning given by section 8 of the Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction Act 2002.

Minister means the Minister administering the Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction Act 2002.

viable material means living tissue and cells.

Note:          For the Minister administering the Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction Act 2002, see the latest Administrative Arrangements Order, available on the internet at http://www.comlaw.gov.au.

             (2)  The importation into Australia of viable material derived from human embryo clones is prohibited unless:

                     (a)  the Minister or an authorised person has granted permission in writing; and

                     (b)  the permission is produced to a Collector at or before the time of importation.

             (3)  The permission may specify conditions or requirements, including times for compliance, to which the importation is subject.

             (4)  The Minister or an authorised person may, by notice in writing to the holder of the permission, revoke a permission granted under paragraph 2(a) if the holder of the permission engages in conduct that contravenes a condition or requirement mentioned in subregulation (3).

             (5)  For subregulation (4), the Minister or an authorised person may revoke the permission whether or not the holder of the permission is charged with an offence under subsection 50(4) of the Act.

             (6)  Application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision of the Minister or of an authorised person:

                     (a)  not to grant a permission; or

                     (b)  to grant a permission specifying a condition or requirement; or

                     (c)  to revoke a permission.

             (7)  Notice of a decision referred to in subregulation (6) is to include a statement to the effect that:

                     (a)  subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, a person affected by the decision may make an application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of the decision; and

                     (b)  a person whose interests are affected by the decision may request a statement under section 28 of that Act.

             (8)  A failure to comply with subregulation (7) does not affect the validity of the decision.

6  Regulations do not derogate from any other law

                   The provisions of these Regulations are in addition to, and do not derogate from, the operation of any other law of the Commonwealth relating to the importation of goods into Australia.

7  Repeal

                   The Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations (comprising the Statutory Rules specified in Schedule 5 to these Regulations) are repealed.

8  Transitional matters—amendments made by the Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Regulation 2015

             (1)  The amendment of regulation 5 made by the Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Regulation 2015 applies in relation to licences granted under regulation 5 before, on or after 1 July 2015.

             (2)  A direction given by the CEO under paragraph 5(9)(b) and in force immediately before 1 July 2015 continues in force on and after that day under that paragraph as if it had been given by the Comptroller‑General of Customs.

             (3)  A requirement made by the CEO before 1 July 2015 as mentioned in paragraph 5(9)(e) that had not been complied with before that day is taken on and after that day to have been a requirement made by the Comptroller‑General of Customs.

             (4)  An application under subitem 5.8 of Part 3 of Schedule 6 that is pending immediately before 1 July 2015 is taken on and after that day to be an application to the Comptroller‑General of Customs.

             (5)  A certificate issued by the CEO under subitem 5.10 of Part 3 of Schedule 6 and in force immediately before 1 July 2015 continues in force on and after that day under that subitem as if it had been issued by the Comptroller‑General of Customs.

             (6)  If before 1 July 2015 a person had informed the CEO of a change in the person’s circumstances as mentioned in subitem 5.11 of Part 3 of Schedule 6, then on and after that day the person is taken to have informed the Comptroller‑General of Customs of the change.

 


The Schedules    

Schedule 1Goods the importation of which is prohibited absolutely

(regulation 3)

  

 

Item

Description of Goods

2

Advertising matter relating to any goods covered by this Schedule

26

Dogs of the following breeds:

(a) dogo Argentino;

(b) fila Brasileiro;

(c) Japanese tosa;

(d) American pit bull terrier or pit bull terrier;

(e) Perro de Presa Canario or Presa Canario

 

Schedule 2Goods the importation of which is prohibited unless the permission in writing of the Minister or an authorised person has been granted

(subregulation 4(1))

  

 

Item

Description of Goods

2

Toys coated with a material the non‑volatile content of which contains more than:

(a) 90 mg/kg of lead; or

(b) 25 mg/kg of arsenic; or

(c) 60 mg/kg of antimony; or

(d) 75 mg/kg of cadmium; or

(e) 500 mg/kg of selenium; or

(f) 60 mg/kg of mercury; or

(g) 60 mg/kg of chromium; or

(h) 1000 mg/kg of barium

3

Cosmetic products containing more than 250 mg/kg of lead or lead compounds (calculated as lead), except products containing more than 250 mg/kg of lead acetate designed for use in hair treatments

6

Money boxes coated with a material that contains more than 90 mg/kg of lead

7

Pencils or paint brushes coated with a material the non‑volatile content of which contains more than:

(a) 90 mg/kg of lead; or

(b) 25 mg/kg of arsenic; or

(c) 60 mg/kg of antimony; or

(d) 75 mg/kg of cadmium; or

(e) 500 mg/kg of selenium; or

(f) 60 mg/kg of mercury; or

(g) 60 mg/kg of chromium; or

(h) 1000 mg/kg of barium

10

Dog collars incorporating protrusions designed to puncture or bruise an animal’s skin

15

Goods to which, or the coverings to which, there is applied a representation of the Arms, a flag or a seal of a State or Territory of the Commonwealth or a representation so nearly resembling the Arms, a flag or a seal of a State or Territory of the Commonwealth as to be likely to deceive

16

Goods to which, or to the coverings of which, there is applied a representation of the Royal Arms or a representation so nearly resembling the Royal Arms as to be likely to deceive

34

Erasers, resembling food in scent or appearance, that contain more than:

(a) 90 mg/kg of lead; or

(b) 25 mg/kg of arsenic; or

(c) 60 mg/kg of antimony; or

(d) 75 mg/kg of cadmium; or

(e) 500 mg/kg of selenium; or

(f) 60 mg/kg of mercury; or

(g) 60 mg/kg of chromium; or

(h) 1000 mg/kg of barium

Schedule 3Goods the importation of which is prohibited unless specified conditions, restrictions or requirements are complied with

(subregulation 4(2))

  

 

Item

Description of goods

Conditions, restrictions and requirements

1

Anti‑personnel sprays and chemicals for use in the manufacture of anti‑personnel sprays; grenades or canisters, designed for use with anti‑personnel sprays or anti‑personnel chemicals

The goods must not be imported unless:

(a) the written consent of the Minister, the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police or the commissioner (however designated) of the police force of a State or Territory, is produced to a Collector; and

(b) the goods are imported:

(i) for the use of the government of the Commonwealth, including the Australian Federal Police; or

(ii) for the use of a police force, or a correctional institution, of a State or Territory; or

(iii) for the use of the Office of the Sheriff of New South Wales; or

(iv) for the use of the Department of Primary Industries of Victoria; or

(v) for the use of the Department of Sustainability and Environment of Victoria; or

(vi) for the use of the Office of Police Integrity of Victoria; or

(vii) for the use of the Department of Primary Industries and Resources of South Australia; or

(viii) for the use of the Police Integrity Commission of New South Wales; or

 

 

(ix) for supply to the United Nations, or the government of a country other than Australia, in a manner that will not contravene Australia’s international obligations.

3

Non‑refillable containers containing hydrofluorocarbons designed for use in the maintenance of refrigerative units (including air conditioning units)

The goods must not be imported unless the written consent of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, or an officer of the Department of the Environment and Heritage who is authorised for this item by that Minister, is produced to a Collector

9A

Goods that are national cultural property within the meaning of section 4 of the National Cultural Property (Preservation) Ordinance 1965‑1970 of Papua New Guinea, as in force immediately before the commencement of this item

The importer shall produce to the Collector the consent in writing of the Trustees of the Papua New Guinea Public Museum and Art Gallery to the export or removal of the goods from Papua New Guinea

10

Goods to which, or to the coverings of which, there is applied a representation of the Arms, a flag or a seal of the Commonwealth or a representation so nearly resembling the Arms, a flag or a seal of the Commonwealth as to be likely to deceive

The goods must not be imported unless:

(a) the design of the representation has been approved in writing by the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, or an officer of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet who is authorised by that Secretary for this item; and

(b) if the Collector asks the importer to produce the approval—the importer produces it

Schedule 3AGoods the importation of which is prohibited if permission is not granted under regulation 4BA

(regulation 4BA)

 

Item

Description of goods

1

Fish of the species Dissostichus eleginoides (commonly known as Patagonian toothfish)

2

Fish of the species Dissostichus mawsoni (commonly known as Antarctic toothfish)

Schedule 3BPermitted importation of chrysotile

(paragraph 4C(5)(a))

 

Item

Uses for which permission may be granted

Deadline for importation

4

Use by the Department of Defence or the Australian Defence Force of chrysotile in a part or component of a plant, if:

(a) the unavailability of the part or component prevents the plant from being available for use; and

(b) the unavailability of the plant prevents a mission from being undertaken; and

(c) there is no reasonable alternative to the use of chrysotile

31 December 2010

Schedule 4Drugs

(regulation 5)

  

Item

Description of drugs

1

Acetorphine

2

Acetyl‑alpha‑methylfentanyl

2A

N‑acetylanthranilic acid

2B

Acetylcodeine

3

Acetyldihydrocodeine

4

Acetylmethadol

4A

Acetylmorphine

5

Alfentanil

5A

Alkoxyamphetamines

5B

Alkoxyphenylethylamines

5C

Alkylthioamphetamines

6

Allylprodine

7

Alphacetylmethadol

8

Alphameprodine

9

Alphamethadol

10

Alphamethylfentanyl

11

Alphamethylthiofentanyl

11A

Alpha‑phenylacetoacetonitrile (otherwise known as APAAN)

12

Alphaprodine

13

Alprazolam

14

Amineptine

14A

Aminorex

14B

5‑(2‑aminopropyl)‑2,3‑dihydro‑1H‑indene

14C

3‑(2‑aminopropyl) indole

15

Amphecloral

16

Amphetamine, but not including levamfetamine

17

Anileridine

17A

Anthranilic acid

18

Barbiturates belonging to the class of 5,5‑disubstituted barbituric and thiobarbituric acids, including compounds structurally derived from those acids

19

Benzethidine

20

Benzphetamine

21

Benzylmorphine

21A

Benzylpiperazine

22

Betacetylmethadol

23

Betahydroxyfentanyl

24

Betahydroxy‑3‑methylfentanyl

25

Betameprodine

26

Betamethadol

27

Betaprodine

28

Bezitramide

29

Bromazepam

29A

1‑(8‑bromobenzo[1,2‑b:4,5‑b]difuran‑4‑yl)‑2‑aminopropane

30

4‑bromo‑2,5‑dimethoxyamphetamine

30A

4‑bromo‑2,5‑dimethoxyphenethylamine (otherwise known as 2‑CB)

30B

Brotizolam

31

Bufotenine

32

Buprenorphine

32A

Butorphanol

32B

Butylone

33

Camazepam

34

Cannabinoids

35

Cannabis

36

Cannabis resin

36A

Carfentanyl

37

Cathine

38

Cathinone

39

Chlordiazepoxide

40

Chlorphentermine

41

Clobazam

42

Clonazepam

43

Clonitazene

44

Clorazepate

45

Clotiazepam

46

Cloxazolam

47

Cocaine, including the leaf of any plant of any species of the genus Erythroxylon from which cocaine can be extracted, either directly or by chemical transformation

48

Codeine

48A

Codeine‑N‑oxide

49

Codoxime

49A

Compounds structurally derived from 3‑(1‑naphthoyl)indole or 1H‑indol‑3‑yl‑(1‑naphthyl)methane by substitution at the nitrogen atom of the indole ring by alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkylmethyl, cycloalkylethyl or 2‑(4‑morpholinyl)ethyl, whether or not there is any further substitution in the indole ring or the naphthyl ring

49B

Compounds structurally derived from 3‑(1‑naphthoyl)pyrrole by substitution at the nitrogen atom or pyrrole ring by alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkymethyl, cycloalkylethyl or 2‑(4‑morphonlinyl)ethyl, whether or not there is any further substitution in the pyrrole ring or naphthyl ring

49C

Compounds structurally derived from 1‑(1‑naphthylmethyl)indene by substitution at the 3 position of the indene ring by alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkylmethyl, cycloalkylethyl or 2‑(4‑morphonlinyl)ethyl, whether or not there is any further substitution in the indene ring or naphthyl ring

49D

Compounds structurally derived from 3‑phenylacetylindole by substitution at the nitrogen atom of the indole ring with alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkylmethyl, cycloalkylethyl or 2‑(4‑morphonlinyl)ethyl, whether or not there is any further substitution in the indole ring or phenyl ring

49E

Compounds structurally derived from 2‑(3‑hydroxycyclohexyl)phenol by substitution at the 5‑position of the phenolic ring by alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkylmethyl, cycloalkylethyl or 2‑(4‑morpholinyl)ethyl whether or not there is a further substitution is in the cyclohexyl ring

49F

Concentrate of poppy straw (the material arising when poppy straw has entered into a process for the concentration of its alkaloids)

50

Delorazepam

51

Desomorphine

52

Dexamphetamine

53

Dextromoramide

54

Dextropropoxyphene

55

Diampromide

56

Diazepam

56A

3,4‑dichloro‑N‑{[1‑(dimethylamino)cyclohexyl1]methyl}benzamide (otherwise known as AH‑7921)

57

Diethylpropion (otherwise known as amfepramone)

58

Diethylthiambutene

59

N,N‑diethyltryptamine

60

Difenoxin

61

Dihydrocodeine

61A

Dihydroetorphine

61B

(2,3‑dihydro‑5‑methyl‑3‑((4‑morpholinyl)methyl)pyrrolo‑(1,2,3‑de)‑1,4‑benzoxanzin‑6‑yl)(1‑naphthalenyl)methanone monomethanesulfonate (otherwise known as WIN‑55,212‑2)

62

Dihydromorphine

63

Dimenoxadol

64

Dimepheptanol (otherwise known as methadol)

65

2,5‑dimethoxyamphetamine

66

2,5‑dimethoxy‑4‑ethylamphetamine

66AA

2,5‑dimethoxy‑4‑ethylphenethylamine (otherwise known as 2C‑E)

66A

2,5‑dimethoxy‑4‑ethylthiophenethylamine (otherwise known as 2C‑T‑2)

66B

2,5‑dimethoxy‑4‑iodophenethylamine (otherwise known as 2C‑1)

67

2,5‑dimethoxy‑4‑methylamphetamine

67AA

2,5‑dimethoxy‑4‑(n)‑propylphenethylamine (otherwise known as 2C‑P)

67A

2,5‑dimethoxy‑4‑n‑propylthiophenethylamine (otherwise known as 2C‑T‑7)

68

1‑dimethylamino‑1,2‑diphenylethane

68A

Dimethylamphetamine

68AB

Dimethylheptyl‑delta‑3‑tetrahydrocannabinol (otherwise known as DMHP)

69

Dimethylthiambutene

70

N,N‑dimethyltryptamine

71

Dioxaphetyl butyrate

72

Diphenoxylate

73

Dipipanone

74

Drotebanol

75

Ecgonine

76

Ephedrine

77

Ergometrine

78

Ergot

79

Ergotamine

80

Estazolam

81

Ethchlorvynol

82

Ethinamate

83

N‑ethylamphetamine

84

N‑ethyl‑methylenedioxyamphetamine (otherwise known as N‑ethyl MDA)

85

Ethyl loflazepate

86

Ethylmethylthiambutene

87

Ethylmorphine

88

Etonitazene

89

Etorphine

90

Etoxeridine

90A

Etryptamine (otherwise known as 3‑(2‑aminobutyl)indole)

91

Fencamfamin

92

Fenetylline

93

Fenproporex

94

Fentanyl

95

Fludiazepam

96

Flunitrazepam

97

Flurazepam

97A

4‑fluoro‑N‑methylamphetamine

97B

1‑(5‑fluoropentyl)‑3‑(2‑iodobenzoyl)indole (otherwise known as AM‑694)

98

Furethidine

98A

Gammabutyrolactone

99

Glutethimide

100

Halazepam

101

Haloxazolam

102

Harmaline (otherwise known as 4,9‑dihydro‑7‑methoxy‑1‑methy‑l‑(3H)pyrido(3,4‑b)indole), except when occurring naturally as a component of the herb tribulus terrestris

103

Harmine (otherwise known as 7‑methoxyharman), except when occurring naturally as a component of the herb tribulus terrestris

104

Heroin (otherwise known as diacetylmorphine)

105

Hydrocodone

106

Hydromorphinol

107

Hydromorphone

108

Hydroxyamphetamine

108A

4‑hydroxybutanoic acid

108B

2‑[(1R,3S)‑3‑hydroxycyclohexyl]‑5‑(2‑methylnonan‑2‑yl)phenol (otherwise known as CP 47, 497‑C8)

108C

2‑[(1R,3S)‑3‑hydroxycyclohexyl]‑5‑(2‑methyloctan‑2‑yl)phenol (otherwise known as CP 47, 497)

109

N‑hydroxy‑methylenedioxyamphetamine (otherwise known as N‑hydroxy MDA)

110

Hydroxypethidine

111

Ibogaine

112

Isomethadone

112A

Isosafrole

112AB

JWH‑018 (otherwise known as 1‑pentyl‑3‑(1‑naphthoyl)indole or AM‑678)

112AC

JWH‑073 (otherwise known as 1‑butyl‑3‑(1‑naphthoyl)indole)

112AD

JWH‑122 (otherwise known as 1‑pentyl‑3‑(4‑methyl‑1‑naphthoyl)indole)

112AE

JWH‑200 (otherwise known as 1‑[2‑(4‑morpholinyl)ethyl]‑3‑(1‑naphthoyl)indole or WIN55,225)

112AF

JWH‑250 (otherwise known as 1‑pentyl‑3‑(2‑methoxyphenylacetyl)indole)

112B

Kava

112C

Ketamine

113

Ketazolam

114

Ketobemidone

115

Levamphetamine

116

Levomethamphetamine

117

Levomethorphan but not including dextromethorphan

118

Levomoramide

118A

Levonantradol (otherwise known as CP 50, 5561)

119

Levophenacylmorphan

120

Levorphanol

120A

Lisdexamfetamine

121

Loprazolam

122

Lorazepam

123

Lormetazepam

124

Lysergamide

125

Lysergic acid

126

Lysergide

127

Mazindol

128

Mecloqualone

129

Medazepam

130

Mefenorex

131

Meprobamate

132

Meprodine

133

Mescaline

133A

Mesocarb

134

Metamfetamine racemate

135

Metazocine

136

Methadone

137

Methadone intermediate (otherwise known as 4‑cyano‑2‑dimethylamino‑4,4‑diphenylbutane)

137A

Methamphetamine

138

Methaqualone

138A

Methcathinone

139

Methorphan, but not including dextromethorphan

139AA

Methoxetamine

139A

5‑methoxy‑alpha‑methyltryptamine (otherwise known as 5‑MeO‑AMT)

139B

5‑methoxy‑N,N‑diisopropyltryptamine (otherwise known as 5‑MeO‑DiPT)

140

5‑methoxy‑3,4‑methylenedioxyamphetamine

141

4‑methylaminorex

142

Methylamphetamine

143

Methyl desorphine

144

Methyldihydromorphine

145

3,4‑methylenedioxyamphetamine

146

3,4‑methylenedioxymethamphetamine

146A

3,4‑methylenedioxyphenyl‑2‑propanone

146B

3,4‑methylenedioxypyrovalerone (otherwise known as MDPV)

147

3‑methylfentanyl

147A

4‑methylmethcathinone

147B

N‑methyl‑1‑(3,4‑methylenedioxyphenyl)‑2‑butanamine (otherwise known as MBDB)

147C

Methylone

148

Methylphenidate

149

1‑methyl‑4‑phenyl‑4‑propionoxypiperidine

149A

4‑methylthioamphetamine (otherwise known as 4‑MTA)

150

3‑methylthiofentanyl

151

Methyprylon

152

Metopon

153

Midazolam

153A

Mitragynine

154

Moramide intermediate (otherwise known as 2‑methyl‑3‑morpholino‑1,1‑diphenylpropane carboxylic acid)

155

Morphan, but not including dextrorphanol

156

Morpheridine

157

Morphine

158

Morphine methobromide

159

Morphine‑N‑oxide

159A

Muscimol

160

Myrophine

160A

Naphyrone

161

Nicocodine

162

Nicodicodine

163

Nicomorphine

164

Nimetazepam

165

Nitrazepam

166

Noracymethadol

167

Norcodeine

168

Nordazepam

169

Norlevorphanol

170

Normethadone

171

Normorphine

172

Norpipanone

173

Opium

173A

Oripavine

174

Oxazepam

175

Oxazolam

176

Oxycodone

177

Oxymorphone

178

Para‑fluorofentanyl

178A

Parahexyl (otherwise known as 3‑hexyl‑7,8,9,10‑tetrahydro‑6,6,9‑trimethyl‑6H‑dibenzo(b,d)pyran‑1‑ol)

179

Paramethoxyamphetamine

180

PCE (otherwise known as N‑ethyl‑1‑phenylcyclohexylamine)

181

Pemoline

182

Pentazocine

183

Pethidine

184

Pethidine intermediate A (otherwise known as 4‑cyano‑1‑methyl‑4‑phenylpiperidine)

185

Pethidine intermediate B (otherwise known as 4‑phenylpiperidine‑4‑carboxylic acid ethyl ester)

186

Pethidine intermediate C (otherwise known as 1‑methyl‑4‑phenylpiperidine‑4‑carboxylic acid)

187

Phenadoxone

188

Phenampromide

189

Phenazocine

190

Phencyclidine

191

Phendimetrazine

191A

N‑phenethyl‑4‑piperidone (otherwise known as NPP)

192

Phenmetrazine

193

Phenomorphan

194

Phenoperidine

195

Phentermine

195A

Phenylacetic acid

196

1‑phenylethyl‑4‑phenyl‑4‑acetoxypiperidine

196A

Phenylpropanolamine

197

Phenyl‑2‑propanone

198

Pholcodine

199

PHP or PCPY (otherwise known as 1‑(1‑phenylcyclohexyl) pyrrolidine)

200

Piminodine

201

Pinazepam

201A

Piperonal

202

Pipradrol

203

Piritramide

204

Plants and parts of plants of the following genus or species:

(a) Argyreia nervosa;

(aa) Catha edulis (otherwise known as khat);

(b) Ephedra sinica;

(c) Ipomoea hederacea;

(d) Ipomoea tricolor;

(e) Ipomoea violacea;

(f) Lophophora;

(g) Mitragyna speciosa;

(h) Papaver bracteatum;

(i) Piptadenia peregrina (Anadenanthera peregrina);

(j) Rivea corymbosa;

(k) Salvia divinorum

205

Poppy straw

206

Prazepam

207

Prodine

208

Proheptazine

209

Properidine

210

Propiram

211

Propylhexedrine

212

Pseudoephedrine

213

Psilocine (otherwise known as 3‑(2‑dimethylaminoethyl)‑4‑hydroxyindole), including all fungi that contain psilocine

214

Psilocybine, including all fungi that contain psilocybine

215

Pyrovalerone

216

Racemethorphan

217

Racemoramide

218

Racemorphan

218AA

Remifentanil

218A

Safrole

218B

Salvinorin A

219

Seeds of the plant of the species Papaver somniferum (otherwise known as opium poppy)

220

Sufentanil

220A

Tapentadol

221

TCP (otherwise known as 1‑(1‑(2‑thienyl) cyclohexyl) piperidine

222

Temazepam

223

Tetrahydrocannabinols, including all alkyl homologues of tetrahydrocannabinols

224

Tetrazepam

225

Thebacon

226

Thebaine

227

Thiofentanyl

228

Tilidine

229

Triazolam

229A

Trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine

230

Trimeperidine

230A

1‑(3,4,5‑trimethoxyphenyl)‑2‑aminobutane

231

3,4,5,‑trimethoxyamphetamine

232

Zipeprol

233

Zolpidem

Schedule 5Statutory Rules repealed

(regulation 7)

  

Statutory Rules 1934, No. 152

Statutory Rules 1935, No. 19

Statutory Rules 1936, No. 18

Statutory Rules 1936, No. 38

Statutory Rules 1936, No. 59

Statutory Rules 1936, No. 69

Statutory Rules 1936, No. 86

Statutory Rules 1936, No. 92

Statutory Rules 1936, No. 97

Statutory Rules 1936, No. 104

Statutory Rules 1936, No. 136

Statutory Rules 1936, No. 162

Statutory Rules 1936, No. 166

Statutory Rules 1937, No. 2

Statutory Rules 1938, No. 7

Statutory Rules 1938, No. 40

Statutory Rules 1938, No. 49

Statutory Rules 1938, No. 72

Statutory Rules 1938, No. 85

Statutory Rules 1939, No. 9

Statutory Rules 1939, No. 22

Statutory Rules 1939, No. 37

Statutory Rules 1939, No. 138

Statutory Rules 1939, No. 161

Statutory Rules 1940, No. 146

Statutory Rules 1940, No. 168

Statutory Rules 1940, No. 210

Statutory Rules 1941, No. 84

Statutory Rules 1942, No. 323

Statutory Rules 1943, No. 11

Statutory Rules 1945, No. 34

Statutory Rules 1945, No. 144

Statutory Rules 1946, No. 59

Statutory Rules 1946, No. 77

Statutory Rules 1946, No. 169

Statutory Rules 1947, No. 66

Statutory Rules 1947, No. 81

Statutory Rules 1947, No. 119

Statutory Rules 1947, No. 164

Statutory Rules 1948, No. 35

Statutory Rules 1948, No. 145

Statutory Rules 1949, No. 18

Statutory Rules 1949, No. 87

Statutory Rules 1949, No. 94

Statutory Rules 1951, No. 5

Statutory Rules 1951, No. 75

Statutory Rules 1951, No. 141

Statutory Rules 1952, No. 114

Statutory Rules 1953, No. 10

Statutory Rules 1953, No. 56

Statutory Rules 1953, No. 77

Statutory Rules 1956, No. 40

 


Schedule 6Requirements for the importation of firearms, firearm accessories, firearm parts, firearms magazines, ammunition, components of ammunition and imitations

(regulation 4F)

Part 1Tests

                   A reference in column 3 of Part 2 of this Schedule to compliance with a test means compliance in the following manner:

1.  Official purposes test

            1.1  The importation of an article, being a firearm, a firearm accessory, a firearm part, a firearm magazine, ammunition or a component of ammunition to which the official purposes test relates, complies with the test if the importer of the article produces to a Collector, at or before importation, the written permission of the Attorney‑General for the importation of the article.

            1.2  The Attorney‑General may give written permission for the importation of the article only if the Attorney‑General is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the article is for the purposes of the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; and

                     (b)  the ownership arrangements for the article are, or will be, in accordance with subitem 1.4; and

                     (c)  the importer holds a licence or authorisation to possess the article for the importer’s intended use in accordance with the law of the State or Territory in which the article is to be used.

            1.3  For paragraph 1.2(a), examples of an article the importation of which is for the purposes of the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory are:

                     (a)  an article to be supplied to the government under a contract in force when the article is to be imported; and

                     (b)  an article to be shown to the government to demonstrate its uses; and

                     (c)  an article that the government proposes to inspect, test or evaluate; and

                     (d)  an article that the government proposes to use for training; and

                     (e)  an article that has been given or donated to the government; and

                      (f)  an article that is to be consumed or destroyed in the course of testing related to a contract with the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory.

            1.4  For paragraph 1.2(b), the ownership arrangements for an article are set out in the following table:

Table

Item

Article

Ownership arrangements

1

An article that is to be supplied to the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory under a contract

Either:

(a) the government must own the article at the time of importation, and must retain ownership; or

(b) the government must intend to acquire ownership of the article in a period that the Attorney‑General considers appropriate (to be specified in the Attorney‑General’s permission), and must retain ownership

Note:       See item 3 of Part 3.

2

An article that:

(a) is to be shown to the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory to demonstrate its uses; or

(b) the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory proposes to inspect, test, evaluate or use for training; or

(c) is to be consumed or destroyed in the course of testing related to a contract with the government; or

(d) is to be exhibited at a museum by the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory.

The article may be owned by any person

Note:       See item 3 of Part 3.

3

An article that has been given or donated to the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory

All of the following:

(a) the article must have been given or donated to the government before importation;

(b) the government must own the article at the time of importation;

(c) the government must retain ownership

4

Any other article

The government must:

(a) own the article at the time of importation; and

(b) retain ownership

2.  Specified purposes test

            2.1  The importation of an article, being a firearm, a firearm accessory, a firearm part, a firearm magazine, ammunition or a component of ammunition to which the specified purposes test relates, complies with the test if the importer of the article produces to a Collector, at or before importation, the written permission of the Attorney‑General for the importation of the article.

            2.2  The Attorney‑General may give written permission for the importation of the article only if the Attorney‑General is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the article:

                              (i)  is of a type not available in Australia; and

                             (ii)  is to be used in connection with the production of a film in a State or Territory in which the importer holds a licence or authorisation in accordance with the law of the State or Territory to possess an article of that type and for that use; and

                            (iii)  is not to be used in an advertisement, a music video or another type of film promoting music or a product; or

                     (b)  the article is of a type not available in Australia, and is to be used in the development of mountings for a laser target designator in a State or Territory in which the importer holds a licence or authorisation in accordance with the law of the State or Territory to possess an article of that type and for that use; or

                     (c)  the article is ammunition, or a component of ammunition, to be imported in the following circumstances:

                              (i)  the ammunition, or the component of ammunition, is to be imported as part of a contract to which a person in Australia is a party;

                             (ii)  the person made the contract with the intention of supplying the ammunition, or the component of ammunition, to a person outside Australia, in a manner that will not contravene Australia’s international obligations;

                            (iii)  the contract will be in force when the ammunition, or the component of ammunition, is to be imported;

                            (iv)  the Minister for Defence, or a person authorised for regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, has stated, in writing, that a licence or permission to export the ammunition, or the component of ammunition, will be granted under that regulation; or

                     (d)  the article is to be imported in the following circumstances:

                              (i)  the article is to be imported for repairs, modification or testing, or for use in training, research or development, in a State or Territory;

                             (ii)  the article is to be imported under a contract in force with:

                                        (A)  the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; or

                                        (B)  the government of a country other than Australia; or

                                        (C)  the United Nations;

                            (iii)  the importer holds a licence or authorisation to possess the article for a purpose mentioned in subparagraph (i) in accordance with the law of the State or Territory where the article is to be repaired, modified or tested, or used in training, research or development;

                            (iv)  the Minister for Defence, or a person authorised under regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, has stated, in writing, that a licence or permission to export the article after the repairs, modification or testing, or use in training, research or development, will be granted under that regulation; or

                     (e)  the article is to be imported in the following circumstances:

                              (i)  the article is to be imported only for transhipment to another country;

                             (ii)  the Minister for Defence or a person authorised for regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, has granted a licence or permission to export the article; or

                      (f)  the article is to be imported in the following circumstances:

                              (i)  the article is to be imported for use in a defence‑sanctioned activity;

                             (ii)  the article is owned by the defence force of another country;

                            (iii)  the article is to be imported by:

                                        (A)  the defence force that is the owner of the article; or

                                        (B)  a member of that defence force to whom the article has been issued;

                            (iv)  the defence force has been invited to participate in a defence‑sanctioned activity;

                             (v)  the Minister for Defence, or a person authorised under regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, has stated, in writing, that a licence or permission to export the article after close of the defence‑sanctioned activity, will be granted under that regulation; or

                     (g)  the article is to be imported in the following circumstances:

                              (i)  the importer’s principal or sole occupation is the business of researching or developing firearms technology or other defence and law enforcement related products;

                             (ii)  the importer has a proven history of developing or producing firearms technology or other defence and law enforcement related products for the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory;

                            (iii)  the importer holds a licence or authorisation to possess the article for research or development purposes in accordance with the law of the State or Territory in which the article is to be used in research or development;

                            (iv)  the article:

                                        (A)  is being imported for the completion of a specific project or tender; and

                                        (B)  will be allowed to remain in the country for a specified period of time, commensurate with that project or tender; and

                                        (C)  will be exported or destroyed once that period of time has expired;

                             (v)  the Minister for Defence, or a person authorised under regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, has stated, in writing, that a licence or permission to export the article after the use in research or development will be granted under that regulation;

                            (vi)  the Attorney‑General is satisfied that the article will be secured appropriately in Australia; or

                     (h)  the article is to be imported in the following circumstances:

                              (i)  the article is to be imported for use in a law enforcement‑sanctioned activity;

                             (ii)  the article is owned by a law enforcement agency of another country;

                            (iii)  the article is to be imported by:

                                        (A)  the law enforcement agency that is the owner of the article; or

                                        (B)  a member of that law enforcement agency to whom the article has been issued;

                            (iv)  the law enforcement agency has been invited to participate in a law enforcement‑sanctioned activity;

                             (v)  the Minister for Defence, or a person authorised under regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, has stated, in writing, that a licence or permission to export the article after the close of the law enforcement‑sanctioned activity, will be granted under that regulation; or

                      (i)  for a category C or category D article—the article is to be imported in the following circumstances:

                              (i)  the article is imported for the testing of ammunition manufactured in a State or Territory;

                             (ii)  the importer holds a licence or authorisation to possess the article for manufacturing and testing ammunition in accordance with the law of the State or Territory in which the article is to be used in manufacturing ammunition;

                            (iii)  the importer is a manufacturer of small arms or ammunition;

                            (iv)  the article is being imported for use in the completion of a specific project or tender;

                             (v)  the article will be secured appropriately in Australia;

                            (vi)  the article will be destroyed or exported once it is no longer serviceable or required by the importer.

Note:          For the definitions of category C article, category D article, defence‑sanctioned activity and law enforcement‑sanctioned activity, see Part 4 of Schedule 6.

Examples of a film for paragraph 2.2(a):

•       a cinematographic film

•       a film or documentary made specifically for television

•       a television program or series.

3.  Specified person test

            3.1  The importation of an article, being a firearm, a firearm accessory, a firearm part, a firearm magazine, ammunition or a component of ammunition to which the specified person test relates, complies with the test if the importer of the article produces to a Collector, at or before importation, the written permission of the Attorney‑General for the importation of the article.

            3.2  The Attorney‑General may give written permission for the importation of the article only if the Attorney‑General is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the importer of the article is a person whose occupation is partly or wholly the business of controlling vertebrate pest animals; and

                     (b)  the importer holds a licence or authorisation, in accordance with the law of the State or Territory in which the importer will carry out that occupation, to possess the article for the purpose of carrying out that occupation.

4.  Police certification test

            4.1  The importation of an article, being a firearm, a firearm accessory, a firearm part, a firearm magazine, ammunition, a component of ammunition or an imitation to which the police certification test relates, complies with the test if:

                     (a)  the importer of the article has been given a statement, in an approved form, by a relevant police representative to the effect that the importer holds a licence or authorisation according to the law of the relevant State or Territory to possess the article, or that a licence or authorisation to possess the article is not required under the law of the relevant State or Territory; and

                     (b)  for a category C article—the importer has also been given a certificate, in an approved form, by a relevant police representative certifying that the importer is a primary producer; and

                     (c)  for a category H article (except a category H article to which subitem 4.2 applies)—the importer has also been given a certificate, in an approved form, by a relevant police representative certifying that the importer:

                              (i)  is a certified sports shooter for the article; or

                             (ii)  is a certified international sports shooter for the article; or

                            (iii)  is certified for business or occupational purposes for the article; or

                            (iv)  is a certified collector for the article; and

                     (d)  the importer produces to a Collector, at or before importation:

                              (i)  the statement in the approved form; and

                             (ii)  if the article is a category C or category H article, the certificate in the approved form.

Note:          The importer can produce the statement, or statement and certificate, personally or by an agent, eg a firearm dealer.

            4.2  This subitem applies to a category H article if the importer of the article is the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory.

5.  Sports shooter test

            5.1  The importation of a restricted category C article complies with the sports shooter test if the importer of the article produces to a Collector, at or before importation, the written permission of the Attorney‑General for the importation of the article.

            5.2  The Attorney‑General may give written permission for the importation of the article only if the importer is a certified sports shooter for the article.

Note:          For the definitions of certified sports shooter and restricted category C article, see Part 4 of Schedule 6.

5A.  International sports shooter test

         5A.1  The importation of a restricted category C article complies with the international sports shooter test if the importer of the article produces to a Collector, at or before importation, the written permission of the Attorney‑General for the importation of the article.

         5A.2  The Attorney‑General may give written permission for the importation of the article only if the importer is a certified international sports shooter for the article.

Note:          For the definitions of certified international sports shooter, and restricted category C article, see Part 4 of Schedule 6.

6  Dealer test—Category C and Category D articles

            6.1  The importation of a category C or category D article complies with the dealer test if the importer of the article produces to a Collector, at or before importation, the written permission of the Attorney‑General for the importation of the article.

            6.2  The Attorney‑General may give written permission for the importation of the article only if the Attorney‑General is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the importer is a licensed firearm dealer; and

                     (b)  for a category C article—if the importation of the article is stated by the importer to be for demonstration or testing purposes:

                              (i)  the article is to be used by the importer for the purpose of demonstrating its uses or for inspection, testing or evaluation purposes; and

                             (ii)  the importation of the article will not result in the importer having in Australia (excluding any category C article imported in compliance with a test other than the dealer test):

                                        (A)  more than one of a particular model of category C article that has been imported for demonstration or testing purposes; or

                                        (B)  more than a total of 5 category C articles that have been imported for demonstration or testing purposes.

Note:          For the definitions of category C article, category D article and licensed firearm dealer, see Part 4 of Schedule 6.

7.  Dealer test—category H article

            7.1  The importation of a category H article complies with the dealer test if:

                     (a)  the importer carries on the business of a firearm dealer; and

                     (b)  the importer of the article has been given a statement, in an approved form, by a relevant police representative to the effect that:

                              (i)  the importer holds a licence or authorisation, in accordance with the law of the State or Territory where the importer carries on the business, to possess category H articles for the purpose of the importer’s business; and

                             (ii)  the licence or authorisation has not been suspended, cancelled or otherwise ceased to have effect; and

                     (c)  the importer gives the statement to a Collector at or before importation.

Note 1:       The importer may give the statement to a Collector personally or by an agent, for example, an employee of the importer.

Note 2:       For the definitions of category H article, and relevant police representative, see Part 4 of Schedule 6.

8.  Returned goods test

            8.1  The importation of:

                     (a)  a firearm; or

                     (b)  a firearm accessory; or

                     (c)  a firearm part; or

                     (d)  a firearm magazine; or

                     (e)  ammunition; or

                      (f)  a component of ammunition;

to which the returned goods test relates complies with the returned goods test if the importer of the article produces to a Collector, at or before importation, the written permission of the Attorney‑General for the importation of the article.

            8.2  The Attorney‑General may give written permission for the importation of the article only if the Attorney‑General is satisfied:

                     (a)  that:

                              (i)  the article had previously been exported in accordance with a licence or permission under regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958; and

                             (ii)  the last importation (if any) of the article before the export:

                                        (A)  was a lawful importation; and

                                        (B)  was not subject to a condition that the article was to be exported after importation; and

                            (iii)  the article has not been modified since the export; and

                            (iv)  the importer holds a licence or authorisation to possess the article for the importer’s intended use in accordance with the law of the State or Territory in which the importer lives; or

                     (b)  that:

                              (i)  a licence or permission to export the article under regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 is in force, but the article has not been exported; and

                             (ii)  the article has not been modified since the licence or permission was granted; and

                            (iii)  the importer holds a licence or authorisation to possess the article for the importer’s intended use in accordance with the law of the State or Territory in which the importer lives.

            8.3  In this item:

modified does not include repaired.

9.  Application for Attorney‑General’s permission to import article

            9.1  This item applies if the written permission of the Attorney‑General for the importation of an article is required under this Part.

            9.2  A person may apply to the Attorney‑General for the permission.

            9.3  The application must be made on the form approved by the Secretary to the Department.

 


Part 2Requirements for specific firearms, firearm accessories, firearm parts, firearm magazines, ammunition, components of ammunition and imitations

 

Column 1

Item

 Column 2

Firearm, firearm accessory, firearm part, firearm magazine, ammunition, component of ammunition or imitation

Column 3

Requirements

1

Any of the following firearms:

(a) an air rifle;

(b) a soft air rifle;

(c) a rimfire rifle, other than a semi‑automatic rimfire rifle;

(d) a shotgun, other than a semi‑automatic or repeating shotgun;

other than a firearm:

(e) that has a fully automatic firing capability; or

(f) that is substantially the same in appearance as a fully automatic firearm; or

(g) to which a firearm accessory is attached or is integral.

For a firearm, other than a soft air rifle:

(a) the importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(i) the official purposes test;

(ii) the specified purposes test;

(iii) the specified person test;

(iv) the police certification test; and

(b) if the firearm was manufactured on or after 1 January 1900—the firearm must bear a unique serial number; and

(c) if item 1 of Part 3 of this Schedule applies to the firearm—the firearm must comply with the safety requirements set out in the item.

 

 

For a soft air rifle:

(a) the importation must comply with the police certification test; and

(b) if the firearm was manufactured on or after 1 January 1900—the firearm must bear a unique serial number; and

(c) if item 1 of Part 3 of this Schedule applies to the firearm—the firearm must comply with the safety requirements set out in the item.

1A

An imitation of a firearm.

The importation must comply with the police certification test.

Note:      See column 3 of item 14 for the requirements for importation of a firearm accessory that is attached to or integral to an imitation of a firearm.

2

Any of the following firearms:

(a) a muzzle‑loading firearm, other than a muzzle loading handgun;

(b) a single shot centre fire rifle;

(c) a double barrel centre fire rifle;

(d) a repeating action centre fire rifle;

(e) a break action shotgun/rifle combination;

(f) a repeating bolt action shot gun;

(g) a lever action shot gun:

(i) without a firearm magazine; or

(ii) fitted with a firearm magazine having a capacity of no more than 5 rounds;

other than a firearm:

(h) that has a fully automatic firing capability; or

(i) that is substantially the same in appearance as a fully automatic firearm; or

(j) to which a firearm accessory is attached or is integral.

The importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the specified person test;

(d) the police certification test.

If the firearm was manufactured on or after 1 January 1900, the firearm must bear a unique serial number.

If item 1 of Part 3 of this Schedule applies to the firearm, the firearm must comply with the safety requirements set out in the item.

2B

Firearm part of, or for, a firearm to which item 1 or 2 applies, other than a firearm part that is capable of converting, either on its own or in conjunction with other parts, a firearm to a semi‑automatic or fully automatic firearm.

The importation must comply with the police certification test.


3

Any of the following firearms, other than a firearm:

(a) that has a fully automatic firing capability; or

(b) to which a firearm accessory is attached or is integral.

Semi‑automatic rimfire rifle:

(a) without a firearm magazine; or

(b) fitted with a firearm magazine of a capacity no greater than 10 rounds.

Semi‑automatic shotgun:

(a) without a firearm magazine; or

(b) fitted with a firearm magazine of a capacity no greater than 5 rounds.

Pump action repeating shotgun:

(a) without a firearm magazine; or

(b) fitted with a firearm magazine of a capacity no greater than 5 rounds.

For a semi‑automatic rimfire rifle:

(a) the importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(i) the official purposes test;

(ii) the specified purposes test;

(iii) the specified person test;

(iv) the police certification test;

(v) the dealer test;

(vi) the returned goods test; and

(b) if the firearm was manufactured on or after 1 January 1900—the firearm must bear a unique serial number; and

(c) if item 1 of Part 3 of this Schedule applies to the firearm—the firearm must comply with the safety requirements set out in the item.

For a semi‑automatic shotgun or pump action repeating shotgun:

(a) the importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(i) the official purposes test;

 

 

(ii) the specified purposes test;

(iii) the specified person test;

(iv) the police certification test;

(v) the sports shooter test;

(vi) the international sports shooter test;

(vii) the dealer test;

(viii) the returned goods test; and

(b) if the firearm was manufactured on or after 1 January 1900—the firearm must bear a unique serial number; and

(c) if item 1 of Part 3 of this Schedule applies to the firearm—the firearm must comply with the safety requirements set out in the item.

4

Firearm part of, or for, a firearm to which item 3 applies, other than a firearm part that is:

(a) a firearm part of, or for, a firearm to which item 1, 2 or 9 applies; or

(b) capable of converting, either on its own or in conjunction with other parts, a firearm to a fully automatic firearm.

For a part of, or for, a semi‑automatic rimfire rifle, the importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the specified person test;

(d) the police certification test;

(e) the dealer test;

(f) the returned goods test.

For a part of, or for, a semi‑automatic shotgun or pump action repeating shotgun mentioned in item 3, the importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the specified person test;

(d) the police certification test;

(e) the sports shooter test;

(f) the international sports shooter test;

(g) the dealer test;

(h) the returned goods test.

For a part of, or for, another firearm, the importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

 

 

(c) the specified person test;

(d) the police certification test.

6

Any of the following firearms:

(a) a semi‑automatic centre fire rifle;

(b) a semi‑automatic rimfire rifle fitted with a firearm magazine of a capacity greater than 10 rounds;

(c) a semi‑automatic shotgun fitted with a firearm magazine of a capacity greater than 5 rounds;

(d) a pump‑action repeating shotgun fitted with a firearm magazine of a capacity greater than 5 rounds;

other than a firearm:

(e) that has a fully automatic firing capability; or

(f) to which a firearm accessory is attached or is integral.

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the specified person test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the dealer test.

If the firearm was manufactured on or after 1 January 1900, the firearm must bear a unique serial number.

If item 1 of Part 3 of this Schedule applies to the firearm, the firearm must comply with the safety requirements set out in the item.

7

Firearm part of, or for, a firearm to which item 6 applies, other than a firearm part that is:

(a) a firearm part of, or for, a firearm to which item 1, 2, 3 or 9 applies; or

(b) capable of converting, either on its own or in conjunction with other parts, a firearm to a fully automatic firearm.

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the specified person test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the dealer test.

9

Any of the following firearms (including complete, but disassembled or unassembled, firearms):

(a) a handgun;

(b) a muzzle loading handgun;

(c) a soft air handgun;

other than a firearm:

(d) that has a fully automatic firing capability; or

(e) that is substantially the same in appearance as a fully automatic firearm; or

(f) to which a firearm accessory has been attached or is integral.

For a handgun or a muzzle‑loading handgun:

(a) the importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(i) the official purposes test;

(ii) the specified purposes test;

(iii) the specified person test;

(iv) the police certification test;

(v) the dealer test;

(vi) the returned goods test; and

(b) if the firearm was manufactured on or after 1 January 1900—the firearm must bear a unique serial number; and

(c) if item 1 of Part 3 of this Schedule applies to the firearm—the firearm must comply with the safety requirements set out in the item.

For a soft air handgun:

(a) the importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(i) the police certification test;

(ii) the dealer test; and

 

 

(b) if the firearm was manufactured on or after 1 January 1900—the firearm must bear a unique serial number; and

(c) if item 1 of Part 3 of this Schedule applies to the firearm—the firearm must comply with the safety requirements set out in the item.

9B

A frame or receiver of, or for, a firearm to which item 9 applies

The importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the specified person test;

(d) the police certification test;

(e) the dealer test;

(f) the returned goods test.

10

Firearm part of, or for, a firearm to which item 9 applies, other than:

(a) a frame or receiver; or

(b) a firearm part of, or for, a firearm to which item 1 or 2 applies; or

(c) a firearm part that is capable of converting, either on its own or in conjunction with other parts, a firearm to a fully automatic firearm; or

(d) a firearm part to which a firearm accessory is attached or is integral.

The importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the specified person test;

(d) the police certification test;

(e) the returned goods test.

11

Firearm accessory for a firearm to which item 9 applies.

The importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the returned goods test.

12

Firearm, other than:

(a) a firearm to which item 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 or 14A applies; or

(b) a lever action shot gun fitted with a firearm magazine having a capacity of more than 5 rounds.

The importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the returned goods test.

If the firearm was manufactured on or after 1 January 1900, the firearm must bear a unique serial number.

13

Firearm part of, or for, a firearm to which item 12 applies, other than a firearm part to which item 2B, 4, 7 or 10 applies.

The importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the returned goods test.

14

Firearm accessory.

The importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the returned goods test.

14A

Paintball marker designed exclusively to fire paintballs other than a paintball marker:

(a) that is substantially the same in appearance as a fully automatic firearm; or

(b) to which a firearm accessory is attached or is integral.

Firearm part of, or for, a paintball marker mentioned in this item.

The importation must comply with the police certification test.

If the firearm was manufactured on or after 1 January 1900, the firearm must bear a unique serial number.

If item 1 of Part 3 of this Schedule applies to the firearm, the firearm must comply with the safety requirements set out in the item.

15

Detachable firearm magazine, having a capacity of more than 5 rounds, for:

(a) semi‑automatic shotguns; or

(b) pump‑action shotguns; or

(c)  fully automatic shotguns;

whether or not attached to a firearm.

The importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified person test;

(c) the specified purposes test;

(d) the returned goods test.

16

Detachable firearm magazine, having a capacity of more than 10 rounds, for:

(a) semi‑automatic rimfire rifles; or

(b) semi‑automatic, pump‑action or lever action centre‑fire rifles; or

(c) fully automatic firearms, other than fully‑automatic shotguns;

whether or not attached to a firearm.

The importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the specified person test;

(d) the returned goods test.

16A

Detachable firearm magazine, having a capacity of more than 15 rounds, for repeating action centre‑fire rifles other than a pump‑action or lever action centre‑fire rifle, whether or not attached to a firearm.

The importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the specified person test;

(d) the returned goods test.

17

Firearm magazine, other than:

(a) a firearm magazine to which item 15, 16 or 16A applies; or

(b) a firearm magazine, having a capacity of more than 5 rounds, for lever action shot guns;

whether or not attached to a firearm.

The importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the police certification test;

(c) the specified purposes test;

(d) the returned goods test.

18

Device that increases the capacity of an integral firearm magazine, a tubular firearm magazine or a detachable box magazine, whether or not attached to a firearm.

The importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the returned goods test.

19

Ammunition of the following kinds for a firearm to which item 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 or 12 applies:

(a) ammunition that has, as part of the components (either assembled or separate), a projectile known as any of the following kinds:

(i) tracer;

(ii) frangible;

(iii) explosive;

(iv) incendiary;

(vi) armour piercing;

(vii) penetrator;

The importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the returned goods test.

 

(viii) saboted light armour piercing (SLAP);

(ix) flechette (being a combined collection of arrows or spears);

(b) handgun ammunition that is designed, advertised or capable of defeating:

(i) soft body armour; or

(ii) opaque or glazed bullet resistant material; and

(c) an electro‑shock cartridge.

 

20

Ammunition for any firearm to which item 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12 or 14A applies, other than ammunition to which item 19 applies.

The importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the police certification test.

21

A component of ammunition for a firearm to which item 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 or 12 applies, if the component is one of the following kinds of projectile:

(a) tracer;

(b) frangible;

(c) explosive:

(d) incendiary;

(e) armour piercing;

(f) penetrator;

(g) saboted light armour piercing (SLAP);

(h) flechette (a combined collection of arrows or spears).

The importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the returned goods test.

22

A component of ammunition for a firearm to which item 9 applies, if the component is designed, advertised or capable of defeating:

(a) soft body armour; or

(b) opaque or glazed bullet resistant material.

The importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the returned goods test.

23

A component of ammunition for a firearm to which item 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 or 12 applies, other than a component to which items 21 and 22 apply.

The importation must comply with at least 1 of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the police certification test.

24

Underwater powerhead

The importation must comply with any of the following tests:

(a) the police certification test;

(b) the official purposes test;

(c) the specified purposes test;

(d) the returned goods test.

 


Part 3Conditions relating to the importation of firearms, firearm accessories, firearm parts, firearm magazines, ammunition, components of ammunition and imitations

1.  Safety requirements for firearms

            1.1  The safety requirements do not apply to a firearm if the importation of the firearm complies with:

                     (a)  the official purposes test; or

                     (b)  the specified purposes test.

            1.2  The safety requirements do not apply:

                     (a)  to a firearm that:

                              (i)  was manufactured before 1 January 1900; or

                             (ii)  is designed or adapted for competition target shooting; or

                     (b)  to an imitation; or

                     (c)  to a deactivated firearm; or

                     (d)  to a blank‑fire firearm; or

                     (e)  to an underwater powerhead.

            1.3  The safety requirements do not apply to a firearm that had previously been exported from Australia if the importer of the firearm produces to a Collector, at the time of importation:

                     (a)  if regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 applies to the export of the goods—written evidence that the Minister for Defence or a person authorised for regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 has granted a licence or permission to export the goods; or

                     (b)  if regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 does not apply to the export of the goods—written evidence that the firearm had previously been exported from Australia by the importer.

            1.4  The safety requirements do not apply to a firearm if:

                     (a)  the importer is:

                              (i)  entitled, under a visa issued under the Migration Act 1958, to enter, or remain in, Australia for a period of not more than 1 year; or

                             (ii)  entitled, under a New Zealand passport to enter, or remain in, Australia; and

                     (b)  the importer produces to a Collector, at or before the time of importation:

                              (i)  documentary evidence to the effect that the importer is to be a participant in a lawful competition organised by a shooting organisation, or in a lawful hunting activity; and

                             (ii)  the licence or authorisation, in accordance with the law of each State or Territory where any competition or hunting activity referred to in the documentary evidence is to be conducted, to possess the firearm for the purposes of the competition or hunting activity; and

                     (c)  if the importer is referred to in subparagraph (a)(i)—the firearm is to be exported not later than the expiry of the relevant visa; and

                     (d)  if the importer is referred to in subparagraph (a)(ii)—the firearm is to be exported not later than 1 year after the date of its importation.

            1.5  A firearm, other than a firearm to which the safety requirements do not apply because of subitem 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 or 1.4, must comply with the requirements of subitem 1.5B, tested in accordance with arrangements approved, in writing, by the Attorney‑General.

         1.5A  A firearm mentioned in items 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12 or 14A of Part 2 of this Schedule must be visually inspected by the Collector at the time of importation to identify, and accurately record, the firearm’s unique serial number.

          1.5B  A firearm is taken to comply with the safety requirements if the Collector, at the time of importation:

                     (a)  confirms that the firearm has been fitted with an effective safety switch or device (unless it is a hammer firearm fitted with a half cock mechanism or safety bent); and

                     (b)  confirms that the firearm has been fitted with an effective trigger guard; and

                     (c)  determines that further testing, as described in subitems 1.6 to item 1.11 (inclusive), is not required.

          1.5C  If the Collector determines that further testing of a firearm is required, the firearm is taken to comply with the requirements of subitems 1.6 to 1.11 (inclusive) if:

                     (a)  the firearm is tested in accordance with procedures approved by the Minister, and is found to comply with the requirements; or

                     (b)  each of the following applies:

                              (i)  the firearm is included in a consignment of firearms;

                             (ii)  a sample of the items in the consignment is selected for testing in accordance with procedures approved by the Minister;

                            (iii)  the result of the testing of the sample is that each firearm in the sample is found to comply with the requirements.

            1.6  The firearm, fully cocked and with the safety catch or safety notch (if any) disengaged, must not operate so as to discharge if:

                     (a)  it is held with the barrel vertical and dropped 3 times, being re‑cocked after each drop, from a height of at least 35 centimetres and not more than 45 centimetres butt‑first onto a rubber mat that:

                              (i)  is 25 millimetres thick; and

                             (ii)  has a hardness reading (in this item called the appropriate hardness reading) of 75/85 when tested in accordance with Part 15 of Australian Standard 1683‑1976 (“Indentation Hardness of Rubber and Plastics by means of a Durometer”), published on 1 September 1976; or

                     (b)  it is struck not more than 6 times at various points along its length by a rubber hammer that:

                              (i)  has a head that weighs 450 grams, and has the appropriate hardness reading, and is held at the end of the handle with the head 30 centimetres above the point to be struck; and

                             (ii)  is allowed to fall under its own weight once at each of those points, with no pressure being exerted on the trigger and with the firearm being recocked after each blow.

         1.6A  If the firearm has an exposed hammer or cocking device or exposed hammers or cocking devices, the firearm must not discharge if, on 3 consecutive occasions:

                     (a)  each hammer or cocking device is moved back towards the cocked position; and

                     (b)  immediately before the sear engages the bent or bents in the fully cocked position, and with no pressure being applied to the trigger, the hammer or cocking device is released and allowed to travel forward under the pressure of the spring.

            1.7  Unless the firearm is fitted with an adjustable trigger or triggers, the trigger mechanism must not operate when a force of less than or equal to 11 newtons is exerted on the central point of the trigger in the direction in which the trigger operates.

            1.9  The firearm must, unless it is a hammer firearm fitted with a half‑cock mechanism or safety bent, be fitted with a mechanical or electronic safety device that:

                     (a)  when engaged in the “safe” position, prevents discharge of the firearm; and

                     (b)  can be disengaged only by:

                              (i)  for an external safety device—distinct pressure on the device; or

                             (ii)  for an integral safety device—sustained pressure on the trigger; and

                     (c)  for an applied, external, safety device—clearly indicates when the firearm is able to discharge.

          1.10  For a firearm mentioned in item 14A of Part 2 of Schedule 6, the firearm:

                     (a)  must be fitted with an effective trigger guard; and

                     (b)  must be fitted with a safety device (either mechanical or electronic) that:

                              (i)  when engaged in the “safe” position—prevents discharge of the firearm; and

                             (ii)  can be disengaged only by:

                                        (A)  for an external safety device—distinct pressure on the device; or

                                        (B)  for an integral safety device—sustained pressure on the trigger; and

                            (iii)  for an applied, external safety device, clearly indicates when the firearm is able to discharge.

          1.11  The firearm must not:

                     (a)  contain parts; or

                     (b)  be the subject of any modification, corrosion, damage or alteration;

which would make the firearm unsafe in its use.

2.  Specified purposes test

            2.1  The importation of an article in accordance with the specified purposes test is subject to the condition that the importer of the article must:

                     (a)  unless the article has been destroyed, export the article within the period, after importation, mentioned in the Attorney‑General’s permission; and

                     (b)  comply with any condition or requirement specified, in relation to the article, in the permission.

3.  Official purposes test

            3.1  The importation, in accordance with the official purposes test, of an article to be supplied to the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory under a contract is subject to the following conditions:

                     (a)  if the government does not acquire ownership of the article in the period, after importation, mentioned in the Attorney‑General’s permission, the importer must export the article within the period;

                     (b)  the importer must comply with any condition or requirement specified, in relation to the article, in the Attorney‑General’s permission.

            3.2  The importation, in accordance with the official purposes test, of an article to be shown to the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory to demonstrate its uses is subject to the following conditions:

                     (a)  unless the article has been destroyed, or the government has acquired ownership of the article within the period, after importation, mentioned in the Attorney‑General’s permission, the importer must export the article within the period;

                     (b)  the importer must comply with any condition or requirement specified, in relation to the article, in the Attorney‑General’s permission.

            3.3  The importation, in accordance with the official purposes test, of an article that the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory proposes to inspect, test or evaluate is subject to the following conditions:

                     (a)  unless the article has been destroyed, or the government has acquired ownership of the article within the period, after importation, mentioned in the Attorney‑General’s permission, the importer must export the article within the period;

                     (b)  the importer must comply with any condition or requirement specified, in relation to the article, in the Attorney‑General’s permission.

            3.4  The importation, in accordance with the official purposes test, of an article that the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory proposes to use for training is subject to the following conditions:

                     (a)  unless the article has been destroyed, or the government has acquired ownership of the article within the period, after importation, mentioned in the Attorney‑General’s permission, the importer must export the article within the period;

                     (b)  the importer must comply with any condition or requirement specified, in relation to the article, in the Attorney‑General’s permission.

            3.5  The importation, in accordance with the official purposes test, of an article that is to be exhibited at a museum by the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory is subject to the following conditions:

                     (a)  the article must be exported within the period, after importation, mentioned in the Attorney‑General’s permission;

                     (b)  the importer must comply with any condition or requirement specified, in relation to the article, in the Attorney‑General’s permission.

3A.  International sports shooter test

         3A.1  The importation, in accordance with the international sports shooter test, of a restricted category C article is subject to the following conditions:

                     (a)  the importer must export the article in the period, after importation, mentioned in the Attorney‑General’s permission (unless the article has been destroyed);

                     (b)  the importer must comply with any condition or requirement specified, in relation to the article, in the Attorney‑General’s permission.

Note:          For the definition of restricted category C article, see Part 4 of Schedule 6.

4  Dealer test—category C and D articles

            4.1  The importation, in accordance with the dealer test, of a category C or category D article is subject to the condition that the importer must comply with:

                     (a)  the conditions mentioned in subitem 4.2; or

                     (b)  if the importation of the article is stated by the importer to be for demonstration or testing purposes, the conditions mentioned in subitem 4.3.

            4.2  For paragraph 4.1(a), the conditions are as follows:

                     (a)  the importer must not sell the article except to:

                              (i)  a certified buyer for the article; or

                             (ii)  if the article is a category C article—a certified primary producer; or

                            (iii)  if the article is a restricted category C article, a certified sports shooter for the article;

                     (b)  the importer must store the article with a Collector, or a person authorised by a Collector, until:

                              (i)  the article has been sold to a person mentioned in subparagraph (a)(i) or (ii) or, if the article is a restricted category C article, to a person mentioned in subparagraph (a)(iii); and

                             (ii)  the importer declares to a Collector, in an approved form, that the article has been sold to that person; and

                            (iii)  the importer produces to a Collector satisfactory evidence that:

                                        (A)  the sale has happened; and

                                        (B)  the buyer is a person mentioned in subparagraph (a)(i) or (ii) or, if the article is a restricted category C article, a person mentioned in subparagraph (a)(iii);

                     (c)  the importer must comply with any condition or requirement specified, in relation to the article, in the Attorney‑General’s permission.

            4.3  For paragraph 4.1(b), the conditions are as follows:

                     (a)  during the period, after importation, mentioned in the Attorney‑General’s permission, the importer must either:

                              (i)  use the article for the purpose of demonstrating its uses or for inspection, testing or evaluation purposes; or

                             (ii)  deal with the article in accordance with paragraph 4.2(a);

                     (b)  the importer must retain ownership and possession of the article, during the period, after importation, mentioned in the Attorney‑General’s permission, unless the article is exported or destroyed;

                     (c)  if, after the period mentioned in the Attorney‑General’s permission, the importer has not dealt with the article in accordance with paragraph 4.3(a), the importer must:

                              (i)  retain the article for the purpose of demonstrating its uses for inspection; or

                             (ii)  export the article; or

                            (iii)  destroy the article; or

                            (iv)  deal with the article in accordance with paragraph 4.2(a);

                     (d)  the importer must comply with any condition or requirement specified, in relation to the article, in the Attorney‑General’s permission.

Note:          For the definitions of category C article, restricted category C article, category D article, certified buyer, certified primary producer and certified sports shooter, see Part 4 of Schedule 6.

5.  Dealer test—category H article

            5.1  In this item:

category H (dealer stock) article means a category H article that has been imported under the dealer test in item 7 of Part 1, and is held by the person who imported it.

licensed firearm dealer means a licensed firearm dealer for category H articles.

            5.2  The importation, in accordance with the dealer test, of a category H article is subject to the condition that the importer must comply with subitems 5.3, 5.4 and 5.6.

            5.3  The importer must store the article with a Collector, or a person authorised by a Collector, unless:

                     (a)  the importer:

                              (i)  produces to a Collector a certificate stating that the importer is certified for stock purposes for category H (dealer stock) articles; and

                             (ii)  gives a written declaration to a Collector stating that:

                                        (A)  the importer holds a licence or authorisation, in accordance with the law of the State or Territory where the importer carries on the business of a firearm dealer, to possess category H articles for stock purposes; and

                                        (B)  the licence or authorisation has not been suspended, cancelled or otherwise ceased to have effect; or

                     (b)  the importer produces to a Collector an export permit issued by the Department of Defence that permits the article to be exported from Australia by the importer.

            5.4  The importer may only dispose of the article:

                     (a)  to a person (other than a licensed firearm dealer) who holds a licence or authorisation, in accordance with the law of a State or Territory, to possess the article; or

                     (b)  to a person who holds a written authority or permission given by a relevant police representative stating that the person is not required to hold a licence or authorisation, in accordance with the law of the relevant State or Territory, to possess the article; or

                     (c)  to a person who is a licensed firearm dealer; or

                     (d)  by exporting the article.

            5.6  If the importer disposes of the article in a way authorised by subitem 5.4, the importer must give to a Collector, within 30 days after disposal, a written declaration by the importer:

                     (a)  stating that the importer has disposed of the article in a way authorised by subitem 5.4; and

                     (b)  giving details of the disposal.

            5.7  For this item, a person is certified for stock purposes, if:

                     (a)  the person is a licensed firearm dealer; and

                     (b)  the person holds a certificate that:

                              (i)  was issued by the Comptroller‑General of Customs or an authorised officer; and

                             (ii)  states that the person is certified, for a specified period, to hold category H (dealer stock) articles for stock purposes; and

                     (c)  the certificate has not:

                              (i)  been cancelled at the request of the person; or

                             (ii)  been revoked by the Comptroller‑General of Customs, or an authorised officer, under subitem 5.12; or

                            (iii)  otherwise ceased to have effect.

            5.8  For subitem 5.7, a person who is a licensed firearm dealer may apply to the Comptroller‑General of Customs, or an authorised officer, for a certificate stating that the person is certified, for a specified period, to hold category H (dealer stock) articles for stock purposes.

            5.9  An application by a person for a certificate under subitem 5.8 must be accompanied by a copy of the person’s licence or authorisation, in accordance with the law of the State or Territory where the person carries on the business of a firearm dealer, to possess category H (dealer stock) articles for stock purposes.

          5.10  If:

                     (a)  the Comptroller‑General of Customs, or an authorised officer, receives an application from a person for a certificate under subitem 5.8; and

                     (b)  the Comptroller‑General of Customs, or authorised officer, is satisfied, having regard to the application and any other relevant information, that it is appropriate for the person to hold category H (dealer stock) articles for stock purposes;

the Comptroller‑General of Customs, or authorised officer, may issue a certificate to the person stating that the person is certified, for a specified period, to hold category H (dealer stock) articles for stock purposes.

          5.11  A person who is certified to hold category H (dealer stock) articles for stock purposes must, as soon as practicable after any change in the person’s circumstances in relation to the person’s business as a firearm dealer, inform the Comptroller‑General of Customs, or an authorised officer, in writing, of the change.

Example:    Examples of a change in circumstances include the following:

(a)    the person ceases to be a licensed firearm dealer;

(b)    the place where the person is storing category H (dealer stock) articles no longer meets the requirements of the law of the State or Territory where the place is;

(c)    the person has been convicted of a firearms‑related offence.

          5.12  The Comptroller‑General of Customs, or an authorised officer, may revoke a certificate issued to a person under subitem 5.8 if:

                     (a)  the person ceases to be a licensed firearm dealer; or

                     (b)  a place where the person stores category H (dealer stock) articles held for stock purposes does not meet the requirements of the law of the State or Territory where the place is; or

                     (c)  the person has made a false or misleading statement in:

                              (i)  an application for a certificate made under subitem 5.8; or

                             (ii)  a declaration made for the purposes of subparagraph 5.3 (a) (ii) or subitem 5.6; or

                     (d)  the person has been convicted of a firearms‑related offence committed within the period of 10 years immediately before the date of revocation; or

                     (e)  the person has failed to inform the Comptroller‑General of Customs, or an authorised officer, of any change in the person’s circumstances in relation to the person’s business as a firearm dealer; or

                      (f)  the Comptroller‑General of Customs is satisfied, having regard to any other relevant matter, that it is not appropriate for the person to hold any category H (dealer stock) articles for stock purposes.

Example:    An example of a relevant matter for paragraph (f) is that the person has been convicted of an offence involving misrepresentation, or other fraudulent conduct, against a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, being an offence committed within the period of 10 years immediately before the date of revocation.

          5.14  Nothing in this item affects the operation of Part VIIC of the Crimes Act 1914 (which includes provisions that, in certain circumstances, relieve persons from the requirement to disclose spent convictions and require persons who are aware of such convictions to disregard them).

          5.15  Despite any provision of a law of a State or Territory, a person may disclose information to the Comptroller‑General of Customs, or an authorised officer, for the purpose of enabling the Comptroller‑General of Customs, or authorised officer, to carry out his or her functions under this item

Note:          For the definitions of category H article and relevant police representative, see Part 4 of Schedule 6.

Part 4Interpretation

1.  Meaning of certified sports shooter

            1.1  For this Schedule, a person is a certified sports shooter, for a restricted category C article, if the Attorney‑General certifies, in writing, that the Attorney‑General is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the person is a registered shooter with the Australian Clay Target Association; and

                   (ab)  the person is:

                              (i)  an Australian citizen; or

                             (ii)  a lawful non‑citizen under the Migration Act 1958 who holds a permanent visa under that Act; or

                            (iii)  a New Zealand citizen who holds a special category visa under the Migration Act 1958; and

                     (b)  the person is the holder of a licence or authorisation, in accordance with the law of the State or Territory where the club is situated, to possess the article for the purpose of taking part in clay target events; and

                     (c)  the person intends to use the article solely to take part in clay target events; and

                     (d)  the person:

                              (i)  requires the article to take part in clay target events because of a physical need due to lack of strength or dexterity; or

                             (ii)  on 15 November 1996, was a registered shooter with the Australian Clay Target Association and possessed a semi‑automatic shotgun, or pump action repeating shotgun, for use in clay target events.

            1.2  For this Schedule, a person is a certified sports shooter, for a category H article, a firearm magazine for a category H article, or a firearm barrel for a category H article, if:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  the article complies with subitem 1.3 or 1.5; or

                             (ii)  the firearm magazine complies with the specifications for shot capacity in subitem 1.3; or

                            (iii)  the firearm barrel complies with the specifications for barrel length and calibre in subitem 1.3; and

                     (b)  a relevant police representative is satisfied that the person meets the requirements, under the law of the relevant State or Territory, to possess the article for the purpose of taking part in sports or target shooting permitted under that law; and

                     (c)  the relevant police representative certifies, in an approved form, that the person is a certified sports shooter for the article.

            1.3  For paragraph 1.2(a), a category H article complies with this subitem if:

                     (a)  the article:

                              (i)  is designed or adapted for competition target shooting; or

                             (ii)  has a barrel length of at least:

                                        (A)  for a semi‑automatic handgun—120 mm; and

                                        (B)  for a revolver or a single shot handgun—100 mm; and

                     (b)  the article is fitted with a firearm magazine, or cylinder, of a capacity of not more than 10 rounds; and

                     (c)  either:

                              (i)  if a police representative certifies that the article is required for the purposes of participating in sporting events specially accredited by the State or Territory, the article has a calibre not greater than .45”; or

                             (ii)  in any other case, the article has a calibre not greater than .38”.

            1.4  For paragraph 1.2(a), a category H article that is:

                     (a)  a black powder muzzle loading pistol; or

                     (b)  a cap and ball percussion fired revolver;

is taken to comply with subitem 1.3.

            1.5  For paragraph 1.2(a), a category H article, a firearm magazine for a category H article or a firearm barrel for a category H article complies with this subitem if:

                     (a)  the article, magazine or barrel is to be imported by a person who is:

                              (i)  an Australian citizen; or

                             (ii)  a lawful non‑citizen under the Migration Act 1958 who holds a permanent visa under that Act; and

                     (b)  the person satisfies a Collector, at or before importation, that the person had lawfully exported the article, magazine or barrel from Australia with the intention of participating in an international sports or target shooting event which was intended to be held outside Australia on or before 30 June 2003.

            1.6  For subitem 1.3:

calibre means the size of the cartridge that a handgun is chambered to discharge.

Note:          For the definition of relevant police representative, see item 1B.

1A.  Meaning of certified international sports shooter

         1A.1  For this Schedule, a person is a certified international sports shooter, for a restricted category C article, if the Attorney‑General certifies, in writing, that the Attorney‑General is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the person intends to use the article in Australia solely to take part in a clay target event; and

                     (b)  the event is:

                              (i)  the Olympic Games or an associated event; or

                             (ii)  the Paralympic Games or an associated event; or

                            (iii)  the Commonwealth Games or an associated event; or

                            (iv)  organised by the Australian Clay Target Association; and

                     (c)  the person is not:

                              (i)  an Australian citizen; or

                             (ii)  a lawful non‑citizen under the Migration Act 1958 who holds a permanent visa under that Act; and

                     (d)  the person is the holder of a licence or authorisation, in accordance with the law of the State or Territory where the event is to be held, to possess the article for the purpose of taking part in clay target events.

         1A.2  For this Schedule, a person is a certified international sports shooter, for a category H article, a firearm magazine for a category H article, or a firearm barrel for a category H article, if:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  the article complies with subitem 1A.3 or 1A.5; or

                             (ii)  the firearm magazine complies with the specifications for shot capacity in subitem 1A.3; or

                            (iii)  the firearm barrel complies with the specifications for barrel length and calibre in subitem 1A3; and

                     (b)  a relevant police representative is satisfied that the person intends to use the article in Australia for sports or target shooting; and

                     (c)  the relevant police representative is satisfied that the person is not:

                              (i)  an Australian citizen; or

                             (ii)  the holder of a permanent visa under the Migration Act 1958; and

                     (d)  the relevant police representative is satisfied that the person is the holder of a licence or authorisation to possess the article for sports or target shooting, in accordance with the law of the State or Territory where the person intends to use the article; and

                     (e)  the relevant police representative certifies, in an approved form, that the person is a certified international sports shooter for the article.

         1A.3  For paragraph 1A.2(a), a category H article complies with this subitem if:

                     (a)  the article:

                              (i)  is designed or adapted for competition target shooting; or

                             (ii)  has a barrel length of at least:

                                        (A)  for a semi‑automatic handgun—120 mm; and

                                        (B)  for a revolver or a single shot handgun—100 mm; and

                     (b)  the article is fitted with a firearm magazine, or cylinder, of a capacity of not more than 10 rounds; and

                     (c)  either:

                              (i)  if a police representative certifies that the article is required for the purposes of participating in sporting events specially accredited by the State or Territory, the article has a calibre not greater than .45”; or

                             (ii)  in any other case, the article has a calibre not greater than .38”.

         1A.4  For paragraph 1A.2(a), a category H article that is:

                     (a)  a black powder muzzle loading pistol; or

                     (b)  a cap and ball percussion fired revolver;

is taken to comply with subitem 1A.3.

         1A.5  For paragraph 1A.2(a), a category H article, a firearm magazine for a category H article or a firearm barrel for a category H article complies with this subitem if:

                     (a)  the person is importing the article, magazine or barrel for the purpose of participating in a sports or target shooting event which is intended to be held in Australia on or before 30 June 2003; and

                     (b)  the person satisfies a Collector, at or before importation, that the person:

                              (i)  is a participant in the event; and

                             (ii)  will not use the article, magazine or barrel for a purpose other than participating in the event; and

                            (iii)  will export the article, magazine or barrel from Australia as soon as practicable after the person has participated in the event.

         1A.6  For subitem 1A.3:

calibre means the size of the cartridge that a handgun is chambered to discharge.

Note:          For the definition of relevant police representative, see item 1B.

1B.  Meaning of relevant police representative

                   For this Schedule:

relevant police representative, for a State or Territory, means:

                     (a)  the chief police officer for that State or Territory, namely:

                              (i)  for a State—the Commissioner or Chief Commissioner of the police force of the State; and

                             (ii)  for the Northern Territory—the Commissioner of Police of the police force of the Northern Territory; and

                            (iii)  for a Territory other than the Northern Territory—the chief police officer of the Australian Capital Territory; or

                     (b)  a person authorised in writing to act on behalf of that chief police officer in relation to matters to which this Schedule relates.

2.  Meaning of certified primary producer

            2.1  For this Schedule, a person is a certified primary producer if a relevant police representative certifies, in an approved form, that the person is a primary producer.

3.  Meaning of category C article and restricted category C article

            3.1  For this Schedule, a category C article is:

                     (a)  a firearm mentioned in item 3 of Part 2 (category C firearm); or

                     (b)  a firearm part mentioned in item 4 of Part 2 of, or for, a category C firearm.

            3.2  For this Schedule, a restricted category C article is:

                     (a)  a semi‑automatic shotgun, or pump action repeating shotgun, mentioned in item 3 of Part 2 (restricted category C firearm); or

                     (b)  a firearm part mentioned in item 4 of Part 2 of, or for, a restricted category C firearm.

3AA  Meaning of category D article

       3AA.1  For this Schedule, a category D article is:

                     (a)  a firearm mentioned in item 6 of Part 2 (category D firearm); or

                     (b)  a firearm part mentioned in item 7 of Part 2 of, or for, a category D firearm.

3A.  Meaning of category H article

         3A.1  For this Schedule, a category H article is:

                     (a)  a firearm mentioned in item 9 of Part 2 (other than a firearm that was manufactured before 1 January 1900); or

                     (b)  a frame or receiver mentioned in item 9B of Part 2 (other  than a frame or receiver that was manufactured before 1 January 1900).

4.  Meaning of certified buyer

            4.1  For this Schedule, a person is a certified buyer, for a category C or category D article, if the Attorney‑General certifies, in writing, that the Attorney‑General is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the person intends to buy the article from a licensed firearm dealer; and

                     (b)  the article is for the purposes of the government of the Commonwealth, or a State or Territory; and

                     (c)  the government will retain ownership of the article after buying it.

            4.2  For this Schedule, a person is also a certified buyer, for a category C or category D article, if the Attorney‑General certifies, in writing, that the Attorney‑General is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the person intends to buy the article from a licensed firearm dealer; and

                     (b)  the person’s occupation is partly or wholly the business of controlling vertebrate pest animals; and

                     (c)  the person holds a licence or authorisation, in accordance with the law of the State or Territory where the person will carry out the occupation, to possess the article for the purpose of the person’s occupation.

            4.3  For this Schedule, a person is a certified buyer, for a category H article, if:

                     (a)  the Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department:

                              (i)  is satisfied of the matters mentioned in subitem 4.4 in relation to the person and the article; and

                             (ii)  certifies that the person is a certified buyer for the category H article; or

                     (b)  a relevant police representative:

                              (i)  is satisfied of the matters mentioned in subitem 4.5 in relation to the person and the article; and

                             (ii)  certifies, in an approved form, that the person is a certified buyer for the category H article.

            4.4  For subparagraph 4.3(a)(i), the matters are as follows:

                     (a)  the person intends to buy the article from a licensed firearm dealer;

                     (b)  the article is for the purposes of the government of the Commonwealth;

                     (c)  the government will retain ownership of the article after buying it.

            4.5  For subparagraph 4.3(b)(i), the matters are as follows:

                     (a)  the person intends to buy the article from a licensed firearm dealer;

                     (b)  the article is for the purposes of the government of the relevant State or Territory;

                     (c)  the government will retain ownership of the article after buying it.

5.  Meaning of licensed firearm dealer

            5.1  For this Schedule, a person is a licensed firearm dealer, for a category C article or category H article, if the person:

                     (a)  carries on the business of a firearm dealer; and

                     (b)  holds a licence or authorisation, in accordance with the law of the State or Territory where the person carries on the business, to possess the article and sell or dispose of it, or deal with it for other commercial purposes, in the course of the business.

6.  Meaning of certified for business or occupational purposes

            6.1  For this Schedule, a person is certified for business or occupational purposes, for a category H article, if a relevant police representative:

                     (a)  is satisfied that the person meets the requirements, under the law of the relevant State or Territory, to possess the article for business or occupational purposes (other than for the purposes of being a firearm collector or firearm dealer); and

                     (b)  certifies, in an approved form, that the person is a person certified for business or occupational purposes for the category H article.

7.  Meaning of certified collector

            7.1  For this Schedule, a person is a certified collector, for a category H article, if a relevant police representative:

                     (a)  is satisfied that the person is a licensed collector, in accordance with the law of the relevant State or Territory; and

                     (b)  certifies, in an approved form, that the person is a certified collector for the category H article.

8.  Meaning of defence‑sanctioned activity

            8.1  In this Schedule, a defence‑sanctioned activity means an activity approved by:

                     (a)  a Service Chief of the Australian Defence Force; or

                     (b)  a Deputy Secretary of the Department of Defence.

9.  Meaning of law enforcement‑sanctioned activity

            9.1  In this Schedule, a law enforcement‑sanctioned activity means an activity approved as a law enforcement‑sanctioned activity by:

                     (a)  the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police; or

                     (b)  the Deputy Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police; or

                     (c)  the Commissioner of the police force of a State or Territory; or

                     (d)  a Deputy Commissioner of the police force of a State or Territory; or

                     (e)  the Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department; or

                      (f)  a Deputy Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department.

 


Schedule 7Articles of glazed ceramic ware, methods of testing and permissible levels of metal release

(regulation 4E)

  

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Item

Description of Article

Method of testing

Amount of lead per volume of solution

Amount of cadmium per volume of solution

 

 

 

milligrams per litre

milligrams per litre

1

Cup, mug, jug, jar, bowl, teapot, coffee pot or other article of tableware (other than an article referred to in Item 3) having a liquid capacity of less than 1100 millilitres.

Method specified and described in paragraph 4 (other than subparagraph 4.1) of Part 1 of British Standard 4860 published on 31 October 1972.

7.0

0.7

2

Cup, mug, jug, jar, bowl, teapot, coffee pot or other article of tableware (other than an article referred to in Item 3) having a liquid capacity equal to or in excess of 1100 millilitres.

Method specified and described in paragraph 4 (other than subparagraph 4.1) of Part 1 of British Standard 4860 published on 31 October 1972.

2.0

0.2

3

Plate (including soup plate or dessert plate), saucer, or similar article of tableware.

Method specified and described in paragraph 4 (other than subparagraph 4.1) of Part 1 of British Standard 4860 published on 31 October 1972.

20.0

2.0

4

Any article of cooking ware.

Method specified and described in paragraph 4 (other than subparagraph 4.1) of Part 2 of British Standard 4860 published on 31 October 1972.

7.0

0.7

Schedule 7ASubstances the importation of which is prohibited if permission is not granted under regulation 5G

(regulation 5G)

  

 

Item

Substance

1

Erythropoietin

2

Natural and manufactured gonadotrophins, including menotrophins, Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Luteinising Hormone and Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin

3

Natural and manufactured growth hormones, including somatropin, somatrem, somatomedins and insulin‑like growth factors (not insulins) and growth hormone releasing hormones (somatorelin and synthetic analogues)

4

Darbepoetin alfa

Schedule 8Goods the importation of which is prohibited if permission is not granted under regulation 5H

(regulation 5H(2))

  

 

Item

Description of Goods

1

Abortifacients, that is, substances that purport to produce abortion.

2

Advertising matter (including booklets, pamphlets, leaflets and circulars) relating to preparations, instruments, appliances, and other goods, that purport to be for therapeutic purposes and containing any statements or claims that are misleading, false or extravagant.

3

Aminophenazone (aminopyrine) (4‑dimethylamino‑2, 3‑dimethyl‑1‑phenyl 3‑pyrazolin‑5‑one), derivatives of aminophenazone (aminopyrine) (4‑dimethylamino‑2, 3‑dimethyl‑1‑phenyl‑3‑pyrazolin‑5‑one) (including dipyrone) and preparations containing aminophenazone (aminopyrine) (4‑dimethylamino‑2, 3‑dimethyl‑1‑phenyl‑3‑pyrazolin‑5‑one) or derivatives of aminophenazone (aminopyrine) (4‑dimethylamino‑2, 3‑dimethyl‑1‑phenyl‑3‑pyrazolin‑5‑one) (including dipyrone).

3C

Anabolic or androgenic substances.

4

Aphrodisiacs, that is to say, cantharides, cantharidin and yohimbine, preparations containing cantharides, cantharidin or yohimbine, and any other substance or preparation that is, or is likely to be, productive, or is capable of being converted into a substance that is, or is likely to be, productive, of effects substantially of the same character or nature as, or analogous to, those produced by cantharides, cantharidin or yohimbine.

5

Bithionol (2, 2‑thiobis (4, 6‑dichlorophenol)) and preparations containing bithionol (2, 2‑thiobis (4, 6‑dichlorophenol)).

6

5‑bromo‑4‑chlorosalicylanilide and preparations containing 5‑bromo‑4‑chlorosalicylanilide.

7

Buniodyl sodium (bunamiodyl) (3‑butyramido‑a‑ethyl‑2, 4, 6‑triiodocinnamic acid sodium salt) and preparations containing buniodyl sodium (bunamiodyl) (3‑butyramido‑a‑ethyl‑2, 4, 6‑triiodocinnamic acid sodium salt).

8

Cinchophen methyl ester (methyl‑2‑phenylcinchoninate) and preparations containing cinchophen methyl ester (methyl‑2‑phenylcinchoninate).

9

Fenticlor (2, 2‑thiobis (4‑chlorophenol)) and preparations containing fenticlor (2, 2‑thiobis (4‑chlorophenol)).

10

Food, drink and oral medicine for human consumption and preparations (including essences and extracts) used in the manufacture of food, drink or oral medicine for human consumption that contain—

 

(a) glycol or a derivative of a glycol other than propylene glycol; or

 

(b) calamus or oil of calamus.

12

(2‑Isopropyl‑4‑pentenoyl) urea and preparations containing (2‑isopropyl‑4‑pentenoyl) urea.

12AA

Laetrile and preparations containing laetrile.

13

Preparations that purport to be a remedy for drunkenness, alcoholic habit or drug habit.

14

3, 3, 4, 5‑Tetrachlorosalicylanilide and preparations containing 3, 3, 4, 5‑tetrachlorosalicylanilide.

15

Thalidomide and preparations containing thalidomide.

16

Triparanol and preparations containing triparanol.

Schedule 9Goods, being certain organochlorine chemicals, the importation of which is prohibited unless permission is granted under regulation 5I

(regulation 5I)

 

Item

Common name

CAS Registry Number

1

aldrin (HHDN)

309‑00‑2

2

HCH (mixed isomers) (BHC)

608‑73‑1

3

lindane (g‑BHC, g‑HCH)

58‑89‑9

4

chlordane

57‑74‑9

5

DDT (pp’‑DDT)

50‑29‑3

6

dieldrin (HEOD)

60‑57‑1

7

endrin

72‑20‑8

8

heptachlor

76‑44‑8

9

hexachlorobenzene (HCB)

118‑74‑1

10

methoxychlor

72‑43‑5

11

oxychlordane

26880‑48‑8

27304‑13‑8

12

mirex

2385‑85‑5

13

toxaphene (camphechlor)

8000‑35‑2

Schedule 10Ozone‑depleting substances

(regulation 5K)

Part 1Chlorofluorocarbons

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Substance

1

Trichlorofluoromethane (CFC‑11)

2

Dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC‑12)

3

Trichlorotrifluoroethane (CFC‑113)

4

Dichlorotetrafluoroethane (CFC‑114)

5

(Mono) chloropentafluoroethane (CFC‑115)

6

CF3Cl (CFC‑13)

7

C2FCl5 (CFC‑111)

8

C2F2Cl4 (CFC‑112)

9

C3FCl7 (CFC‑211)

10

C3F2Cl6 (CFC‑212)

11

C3F3Cl5 (CFC‑213)

12

C3F4Cl4 (CFC‑214)

13

C3F5Cl3 (CFC‑215)

14

C3F6Cl2 (CFC‑216)

15

C3F7Cl (CFC‑217)

 

Part 2Halons

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Substance

1

Bromochlorodifluoromethane (Halon‑1211)

2

Bromotrifluoromethane (Halon‑1301)

3

Dibromotetrafluoroethane (Halon‑2402)

Part 3Carbon tetrachloride

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Substance

1

Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)

Part 4Methyl chloroform

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Substance

1

1,1,1‑trichloroethane (C2H3Cl3)

Note:       This formula does not refer to 1,1,2‑trichloroethane.

Part 5Hydrochlorofluorocarbons

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Substance

1

CHFCl2 (HCFC‑21)

2

CHF2Cl (HCFC‑22)

3

CH2FCl (HCFC‑31)

4

C2HFCl4 (HCFC‑121)

5

C2HF2Cl3 (HCFC‑122)

6

C2HF3Cl2 (HCFC‑123)

7

CHCl2CF3 (HCFC‑123)

8

C2HF4Cl (HCFC‑124)

9

CHFClCF3 (HCFC‑124)

10

C2H2FCl3 (HCFC‑131)

11

C2H2F2Cl2 (HCFC‑132)

12

C2H2F3Cl (HCFC‑133)

13

C2H3FCl2 (HCFC‑141)

14

CH3CFCl2 (HCFC‑141b)

15

C2H3F2Cl (HCFC‑142)

16

CH3CF2Cl (HCFC‑142b)

17

C2H4FCl (HCFC‑151)

18

C3HFCl6 (HCFC‑221)

19

C3HF2Cl5 (HCFC‑222)

20

C3HF3Cl4 (HCFC‑223)

21

C3HF4Cl3 (HCFC‑224)

22

C3HF5Cl2 (HCFC‑225)

23

CF3CF2CHCl2 (HCFC‑225ca)

24

CF2ClCF2CHClF (HCFC‑225cb)

25

C3HF6Cl (HCFC‑226)

26

C3H2FCl5 (HCFC‑231)

27

C3H2F2Cl4 (HCFC‑232)

28

C3H2F3Cl3 (HCFC‑233)

29

C3H2F4Cl2 (HCFC‑234)

30

C3H2F5Cl (HCFC‑235)

31

C3H3FCl4 (HCFC‑241)

32

C3H3F2Cl3 (HCFC‑242)

33

C3H3F3Cl2 (HCFC‑243)

34

C3H3F4Cl (HCFC‑244)

35

C3H4FCl3 (HCFC‑251)

36

C3H4F2Cl2 (HCFC‑252)

37

C3H4F3Cl (HCFC‑253)

38

C3H5FCl2 (HCFC‑261)

39

C3H5F2Cl (HCFC‑262)

40

C3H6FCl (HCFC‑271)

 

Part 6Hydrobromofluorocarbons

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Substance

1

CHFBr2

2

CHF2Br (HBFC‑22B1)

3

CH2FBr

4

C2HFBr4

5

C2HF2Br3

6

C2HF3Br2

7

C2HF4Br

8

C2H2FBr3

9

C2H2F2Br2

10

C2H2F3Br

11

C2H3FBr2

12

C2H3F2Br

13

C2H4FBr

14

C3HFBr6

15

C3HF2Br5

16

C3HF3Br4

17

C3HF4Br3

18

C3HF5Br2

19

C3HF6Br

20

C3H2FBr5

21

C3H2F2Br4

22

C3H2F3Br3

23

C3H2F4Br2

24

C3H2F5Br

25

C3H3FBr4

26

C3H3F2Br3

27

C3H3F3Br2

28

C3H3F4Br2

29

C3H4FBr3

30

C3H4F2Br2

31

C3H4F3Br

32

C3H5FBr2

33

C3H5F2Br

34

C3H6FBr

Part 7Methyl bromide

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Substance

1

CH3Br

Part 8Bromochloromethane

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Substance

1

CH2BrCl

Part 9HFCs

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Substance

1

CHF3 (HFC‑23)

2

CH2F2 (HFC‑32)

3

CH3F (HFC‑41)

4

CHF2CF3 (HFC‑125)

5

CHF2CHF2 (HFC‑134)

6

CH2FCF3 (HFC‑134a)

7

CHF2CH2F (HFC‑143)

8

CF3CH3 (HFC‑143a)

9

CH2FCH2F (HFC‑152)

10

CH3CHF2 (HFC‑152a)

11

CH3CH2F (HFC‑161)

12

CF3CHFCF3 (HFC‑227ea)

13

CH2FCF2CF3 (HFC‑236cb)

14

CHF2CHFCF3 (HFC‑236ea)

15

CF3CH2CF3 (HFC‑236fa)

16

CH2FCF2CHF2 (HFC‑245ca)

17

CHF2CH2CF3 (HFC‑245fa)

18

CF3CH2CF2CH3 (HFC‑365mfc)

19

CF3CHFCHFCF2CF3 (HFC‑43‑10mee)

Part 10PFCs

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Substance

1

CF4

2

C2F6

3

C3F8

4

C4F10

5

c‑C4F8

6

C5F12

7

C6F14

Part 11Sulfur hexafluoride

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Substance

1

SF6

Schedule 11Chemical compounds

(regulation 5J)

Part 1Interpretation

              1.  In Parts 2, 3 and 4, a reference to a group of dialkylated chemicals, followed in parentheses by a list of alkyl groups, includes all possible combinations of the alkyl groups.

              2.  In Parts 2, 3 and 4, references to O‑alkyl (< C10, including cycloalkyl) compounds include compounds in which the alkyl group is a saturated ring system (cycloalkyl group) or contains one or more saturated ring systems (cycloalkyl groups).

              3.  In Parts 2, 3 and 4, references to the terms ‘alkyl’, ‘cycloalkyl’, ‘alkylated’, ‘Me’ (methyl), ‘Et’ (ethyl), ‘n‑Pr’ (n‑propyl) and ‘i‑Pr’ (iso‑propyl) (other than references to which item 2 of Part 2 applies):

                     (a)  are to be read literally; and

                     (b)  do not include any substituted alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkylated, methyl, ethyl, n‑propyl or iso‑propyl groups.

Part 2Compounds (Chemical Weapons Convention, Schedule 1)

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Chemical compound or group of compounds

Column 3

CAS number

1

O‑alkyl (< C10, including cycloalkyl) alkyl (Me, Et, n‑Pr or i‑Pr)‑phosphonofluoridates, including:

 

 

(a) Sarin: O‑isopropyl methylphosphonofluoridate; and

107‑44‑8

 

(b) Soman: O‑pinacolyl methylphosphonofluoridate

96‑64‑0

2

O‑alkyl (< C10, including cycloalkyl) N, N‑dialkyl (Me, Et, n‑Pr or i‑Pr)‑phosphoramidocyanidates, including:

 

 

(a) Tabun: O‑ethyl N, N‑dimethyl phosphoramidocyanidate

77‑81‑6

3

O‑alkyl (H or < C10, including cycloalkyl) S‑2‑dialkyl (Me, Et, n‑Pr or i‑ Pr)‑aminoethyl alkyl (Me, Et, n‑Pr or i‑Pr) phosphonothiolates and corresponding alkylated and protonated salts, including:

 

 

(a) VX: O‑ethyl S‑2‑diisopropylaminoethyl methylphosphonothiolate

50782‑69‑9

4

The following sulphur mustards:

 

 

(a) 2‑chloroethylchloro‑methylsulphide

2625‑76‑5

 

(b) Mustard Gas (H): bis (2‑chloroethyl) sulphide

505‑60‑2

 

(c) bis (2‑chloroethylthio) methane

63869‑13‑6

 

(d) Sesquimustard: 1,2‑bis (2‑chloroethylthio) ethane

3563‑36‑8

 

(e) 1,3‑bis (2‑ chloroethylthio)‑n‑propane

63905‑10‑2

 

(f) 1,4‑bis (2‑chloroethylthio)‑n‑butane

142868‑93‑7

 

(g) 1,5‑bis (2‑chloroethylthio)‑n‑pentane

142868‑94‑8

 

(h) bis (2‑chloroethylthiomethyl) ether

63918‑90‑1

 

(i) O‑Mustard (T): bis (2‑chloroethylthioethyl) ether

63918‑89‑8

5

The following Lewisites:

 

 

(a) Lewisite 1: 2‑chlorovinyldichloroarsine

541‑25‑3

 

(b) Lewisite 2: bis (2‑chlorovinyl) chloroarsine

40334‑69‑8

 

(c) Lewisite 3: tris (2‑chlorovinyl) arsine

40334‑70‑1

6

The following nitrogen mustards:

 

 

(a) HN1: bis (2‑chloroethyl) ethylamine

538‑07‑8

 

(b) HN2: bis (2‑chloroethyl) methylamine

51‑75‑2

 

(c) HN3: tris (2‑chloroethyl) amine

555‑77‑1

7

Saxitoxin

35523‑89‑8

8

Ricin

9009‑86‑3

9

Alkyl (Me, Et, n‑Pr or i‑Pr) phosphonyl difluorides, including:

 

 

(a) DF: methylphosphonyl difluoride; and

676‑99‑3

 

(b) ethyl phosphonyl difluoride

753‑98‑0

10

O‑alkyl (H or  < C10, including cycloalkyl) O‑2‑dialkyl (Me, Et, n‑Pr or i‑Pr)‑aminoethyl alkyl (Me, Et, n‑Pr or i‑Pr) phosphonites and corresponding alkylated and protonated salts, including:

 

 

(a) QL: O‑ethyl O‑2‑diisopropylaminoethyl methylphosphonite

57856‑11‑8

11

Chlorosarin: O‑isopropyl methylphosphonochloridate

1445‑76‑7

12

Chlorosoman: O‑pinacolyl methylphosphonochloridate

7040‑57‑5

Part 3Compounds (Chemical Weapons Convention, Schedule 2)

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Chemical compound or group of compounds

Column 3

CAS number

A. Toxic chemicals

1

Amiton: O,O‑diethyl S‑[2‑(diethylamino) ethyl] phosphorothiolate and corresponding alkylated and protonated salts.

78–53–5

2

PFIB: 1,1,3,3,3‑pentafluoro‑2‑(trifluoromethyl)‑
1‑propene

382–21–8

3

BZ: 3‑quinuclidinyl benzilate*

6581–06–2

B. Precursors

4

Chemicals, except for those mentioned in Part 2, containing a phosphorus atom to which is bonded one methyl, ethyl or propyl (normal or iso) group but not further carbon atoms, including:

(a) methylphosphonyl dichloride

(b) diethyl ethylphosphonate (phosphonic acid, ethyl‑, diethyl ester)

(c) methylphosphonic acid (phosphonic acid, methyl)

(d) dimethyl methylphosphonate (phosphonic acid, methyl‑, dimethyl ester)

(e) phosphonic acid, methyl‑, compounded with (aminoiminomethyl) urea (1:1)

but not including Fonofos: O‑ethyl S‑phenyl ethylphosphonothiolothionate

676–97–1

78–38–6

993–13–5

756–79–6

84402–58–4

944–22–9

5

N,N‑Dialkyl (Me, Et, n‑Pr or i‑Pr) phosphoramidic dihalides, including:

 

 

(a) N,N‑Dimethyl phosphoramidic dichloride

677–43–0

6

Dialkyl (Me, Et, n‑Pr or i‑Pr) N,N‑dialkyl (Me, Et, n‑Pr or i‑Pr)‑phosphoramidates, including:

 

 

(a) Diethyl N,N‑Dimethylphosphoramidate

2404–03–7

7

Arsenic trichloride (arsenous trichloride)

7784–34–1

8

2,2‑Diphenyl‑2‑hydroxyacetic acid (benzilic acid)

76–93–7

9

Quinuclidine‑3‑ol

1619–34–7

10

N,N‑Dialkyl (Me, Et, n‑Pr or i‑Pr) aminoethyl‑2‑chlorides and corresponding protonated salts, including:

 

 

(a) N,N‑diethylaminoethyl‑2‑chloride, hydrochloride

869–24–9

 

(b) N,N‑diethylaminoethyl‑2‑chloride

100‑35‑6

 

(c) N,N‑diisopropyl‑2‑aminoethyl‑2‑chloride hydrochloride

4261–68–1

11

N,N‑Dialkyl (Me, Et, n‑Pr or i‑Pr) aminoethane‑2‑ols and corresponding protonated salts, including:

 

 

(a) 2‑diisopropylaminoethanol

96–80–0

 

but not including:

 

 

(b) N,N‑dimethylaminoethanol and corresponding protonated salts

108–01–0

 

(c) N,N‑diethylaminoethanol and corresponding protonated salts

100–37–8

12

N,N‑Dialkyl (Me, Et, n‑Pr or i‑Pr) aminoethane‑2‑thiols and corresponding protonated salts, including:

 

 

(a) N,N‑dimethylaminoethane‑2‑thiol hydrochloride

13242–44–9

 

(b) N,N‑diisopropylaminoethane‑2‑thiol hydrochloride

41480‑75‑5

13

Thiodiglycol

111–48–8

14

Pinacolyl alcohol: 3,3‑dimethylbutan‑2‑ol (2‑butanol, 3,3‑dimethyl‑)

464–07–3

Part 4Compounds (Chemical Weapons Convention, Schedule 3)

 

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Chemical compound or group of compounds

Column 3

CAS number

1

Phosgene (carbonyl dichloride)

75–44–5

2

Cyanogen chloride

506–77–4

3

Hydrogen cyanide (hydrocyanic acid)

74–90–8

4

Chloropicrin (trichloronitromethane)

76–06–02

5

Phosphorus oxychloride (phosphoryl chloride)

10025–87–3

6

Phosphorus trichloride

7719–12–2

7

Phosphorus pentachloride (phosphorane, pentachloro)

10026–13–8

8

Trimethyl phosphite (phosphorous acid, trimethyl ester)

121–45–9

9

Triethyl phosphite (phosphorous acid, triethyl ester)

122–52–1

10

Dimethyl phosphite (phosphonic acid, dimethyl ester)

868–85–9

11

Diethyl phosphite (phosphonic acid, diethyl ester)

762–04–9

12

Sulphur monochloride (sulfur chloride—S2Cl2)

10025–67–9

13

Sulphur dichloride (sulfur chloride—SCl2)

10545–99–0

14

Thionyl chloride

7719–09–7

15

Ethyldiethanolamine

139–87–7

16

Methyldiethanolamine

105–59–9

17

Triethanolamine

102–71–6

 

Schedule 12Goods the importation of which is prohibited without permission under regulation 4U

(subregulation 4U(1))

   

 

Item

Description of Goods

1

Glucomannan in tablet form

2

Goods known as ‘Klunk Klip’, ‘Comfix’ and ‘Auto Comfort’ seat belt accessories and similar goods that are designed to induce and maintain slack in retractor seat belts

3

Goods known as ‘Autotrend Sun Filter’ and similar goods that do not comply with Australian Design Rule No. 11 for internal sun visors

4

Toys that have been marketed under the following names:

(a) ‘Skateboard Smackup’ or ‘Skateboard Smackups’;

(b) ‘Garbage Pail Kids’;

(c) ‘Krazy Kookie Balls’;

(d) ‘Weird Balls’;

(e) ‘Foul Ball’;

(f) ‘Mad Ball’ or ‘Mad Balls’;

(g) ‘Trash Head Spitballs’;

(h) ‘Gross Out Grunkies’;

(i) ‘Kuddlee Uglee’;

(j) ‘Super Dough Squeezers’;

(k) ‘Rude Ralph’ or ‘Rude Ralph Gang’

5

Chewing tobacco, and snuffs intended for oral use, imported in an amount weighing more than 1.5 kilograms

6

An underwater breathing apparatus known as ‘Diveman’ or similar devices consisting of an air pump, powered by the user’s legs, that supplies air drawn down from the water’s surface to the user in a compressed state dependent on the user’s effort

7

A device to enable a water skier to be released quickly in the event of a mishap in the water, and marketed under the name of ‘QUICKIE Line Release’

8

Gas masks that contain asbestos

9

Candles with wicks that contain greater than 0.06% lead by weight

10

Candle wicks containing greater than 0.06% lead by weight

11

A jelly confectionery product that:

(a) contains the ingredient ‘konjac’ (also known as glucomannan, conjac, konnyaku, konjonac, taro powder and yam flour); and

(b) is supplied in a container that has a height or width of less than or equal to 45mm;

including a product marketed using the expression ‘mini‑cup’.

Schedule 13Requirements for the importation of certain weapons and weapon parts

(regulation 4H)

Part 1Tests

                   A reference in column 3 of Part 2 of this Schedule to compliance with a test means compliance in the following manner:

1  Official purposes test

            1.1  The importation of a good to which the official purposes test relates, complies with the test if the importer of the good produces to a Collector, at or before importation, the written permission of the Minister or an authorised person for the importation of the good.

            1.2  The Minister or an authorised person may give written permission for the importation of the good only if the Minister or authorised person is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the good is for the purposes of the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; and

                     (b)  the ownership arrangements for the good are, or will be, in accordance with subitem 1.5; and

                     (c)  if the importer is required to hold a licence or authorisation to possess the good in the State or Territory in which the good is to be used—the import holds a licence or authorisation of that kind.

            1.3  If an authorised person forms an opinion that the permission should not be granted:

                     (a)  the authorised person must refer the application to the Minister; and

                     (b)  the Minister may grant, or refuse to grant, the permission under subitem 1.2.

            1.4  For paragraph 1.2(a), examples of a good the importation of which is for the purposes of the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory are:

                     (a)  a good to be supplied to the government under a contract in force when the good is to be imported; and

                     (b)  a good to be shown to the government to demonstrate its uses; and

                     (c)  a good that the government proposes to inspect, test or evaluate; and

                     (d)  a good that the government proposes to use for training; and

                     (e)  a good that has been given or donated to the government; and

                      (f)  a good that is to be consumed or destroyed in the course of testing related to a contract with the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory.

            1.5  For paragraph 1.2(b), the ownership arrangements for a good are set out in the following table:

 

Item

Article

Ownership arrangements

1

A good that is to be supplied to the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory under a contract

Either:

(a) the government must own the good at the time of importation, and must retain ownership; or

(b) the government must intend to acquire ownership of the good in a period that the Minister or authorised person consider appropriate (to be specified in the permission), and must retain ownership

Note:       See item 1 of Part 3 of this Schedule

2

A good that:

(a) is to be shown to the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory to demonstrate its uses; or

(b) the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory proposes to inspect, test, evaluate or use for training; or

The good may be owned by any person

Note:       See item 1 of Part 3 of this Schedule

 

(c) is to be consumed or destroyed in the course of testing related to a contract with the government; or

(d) is to be exhibited at a museum by the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory

 

3

A good that has been given or donated to the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory

All of the following:

(a) the good must have been given or donated to the government before importation;

(b) the government must own the good at the time of importation;

(c) the government must retain ownership

4

Any other good

The government must:

(a) own the good at the time of importation; and

(b) retain ownership

2  Specified purposes test

            2.1  The importation of a good to which the specified purposes test relates complies with the test if the importer of the good produces to a Collector, at or before importation, the written permission of the Minister or an authorised person for the importation of the good.

            2.2  The Minister or authorised person may give written permission for the importation of the good only if the Minister or authorised person is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the good is to be imported in the following circumstances:

                              (i)  the good is of a type not available in Australia;

                             (ii)  the good is to be imported for use in connection with the production of a film; 

                            (iii)  the good is not being imported for use in an advertisement, a music video or another type of film promoting music or a product;

                            (iv)  if the importer is required to hold a licence or authorisation to possess the good in the State or Territory in which the good is to be used—the importer holds a licence or authorisation of that kind; or

                     (b)  the good is ammunition or a component of ammunition (other than ammunition or a component of ammunition mentioned in Schedule 6) to be imported in the following circumstances:

                              (i)  the ammunition, or the component of ammunition, is to be imported as part of a contract to which a person in Australia is a party;

                             (ii)  the person made the contract with the intention of supplying the ammunition, or the component of ammunition, to a person outside Australia, in a manner that will not contravene Australia’s international obligations;

                            (iii)  the contract will be in force when the ammunition, or the component of ammunition, is to be imported;

                            (iv)  the Minister for Defence, or a person authorised for regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, has stated, in writing, that a licence or permission to export the ammunition, or the component of ammunition, will be granted under that regulation; or

                     (c)  the good is to be imported in the following circumstances:

                              (i)  the good is to be imported for repairs, modification or testing, or for use in training, research or development, in a State or Territory;

                             (ii)  the good is to be imported under a contract in force with:

                                        (A)  the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; or

                                        (B)  the government of a country other than Australia; or

                                        (C)  the United Nations;

                            (iii)  if the importer is required to hold a licence or authorisation to possess the good in the State or Territory where the good is to be repaired, modified or tested, or used in training, research or development—the imported holds a licence or authorisation of that kind;

                            (iv)  if regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 would apply to the export of the good—the Minister for Defence, or a person authorised under regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, has stated, in writing, that a licence or permission to export the good after the repairs, modification or testing, or use in training, research or development, will be granted under that regulation; or

                     (d)  the good is to be imported in the following circumstances:

                              (i)  the good is to be imported only for transhipment to another country;

                             (ii)  if regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 applies to the export of the good—the Minister for Defence or a person authorised for regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, has granted a licence or permission to export the good; or

                     (e)  the good is to be imported in the following circumstances:

                              (i)  the good is to be imported for use in a sanctioned activity;

                             (ii)  the good is owned by the defence or police force of another country;

                            (iii)  the good is to be imported by:

                                        (A)  the defence or police force that is the owner of the good; or

                                        (B)  a member of that defence or police force to whom the good has been issued;

                            (iv)  the defence or police force has been invited to participate in the sanctioned activity mentioned in subparagraph (i);

                             (v)  if regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 would apply to the export of the good—the Minister for Defence, or a person authorised under regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, has stated, in writing, that a licence or permission to export the good will be granted under that regulation; or

                      (f)  the good is to be imported in the following circumstances:

                              (i)  the importer’s principal or sole occupation is the business of researching or developing weapons technology or other defence and law enforcement related products;

                             (ii)  the importer has a proven history of developing or producing weapons technology or other defence and law enforcement related products for the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory;

                            (iii)  if the importer is required to hold a licence or authorisation to possess the good for research or development purposes in the State or Territory in which the good is to be used—the importer holds a licence or authorisation of that kind.

                            (iv)  the good:

                                        (A)  is being imported for the completion of a specific project or tender; and

                                        (B)  will be allowed to remain in the country for a specified period of time, commensurate with that project or tender; and

                                        (C)  will be exported or destroyed once that period of time has expired;

                             (v)  if regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 would apply to the export of the good—the Minister for Defence, or a person authorised under regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, has stated, in writing, that a licence or permission to export the good after the use in research or development will be granted under that regulation;

                            (vi)  the Minister or authorised person is satisfied that the good will be secured appropriately in Australia.

Examples of a film for subparagraph 2.2(a)(ii)

·      a cinematographic film

·      a film or documentary made specifically for television, DVD or other electronic media

·      a television program or series.

            2.3  If an authorised person forms an opinion that the permission should not be granted:

                     (a)  the authorised person must refer the application to the Minister; and

                     (b)  the Minister may grant, or refuse to grant, the permission under subitem 2.2.

3  Specified person test

            3.1  The importation of a good to which the specified person test relates, complies with the test if the importer of the good produces to a Collector, at or before importation, the written permission of the Minister or an authorised person for the importation of the good.

            3.2  The Minister or authorised person may give written permission for the importation of the good only if:

                     (a)  for a good mentioned in item 41 of Part 2 of this Schedule—the Minister or authorised person is satisfied of the following:

                              (i)  the good is imported for use in the importer’s employment;

                             (ii)  if the importer is required to hold a licence or authorisation to possess the good in the State or Territory in which the importer is employed—the importer holds a licence or authorisation of that kind;

                            (iii)  the good will be secured appropriately in Australia;

                            (iv)  the quantity imported is for personal use; or

                     (b)  for a good mentioned in item 42 or 43 of Part 2 of this Schedule—the Minister or authorised person is satisfied of the following:

                              (i)  the importer’s principal or only occupation is as a licensed security guard;

                             (ii)  the good is imported for use in the importer’s employment;

                            (iii)  if the importer is required to hold a licence or authorisation to possess the good in the State or Territory in which the importer is employed—the importer holds a licence of authorisation of that kind;

                            (iv)  the good will be secured appropriately in Australia;

                             (v)  the quantity imported is for personal use; or

                   (ba)  for a good mentioned in item 41, 42 or 43 of Part 2 of this Schedule—the Minister or authorised person is satisfied of the following:

                              (i)  the importer of the good is a person who has a legitimate use for the good;

                             (ii)  the good will be imported for the use mentioned in subparagraph (i);

                            (iii)  if the good is imported for sale by the importer and the importer is required to hold a licence or authorisation to possess and sell the good in the State or Territory in which the importer lives—the importer holds a licence or authorisation of that kind;

                            (iv)  if a person is required to hold a licence or authorisation to possess the good in the State or Territory in which the person possesses the good—the good will be sold only to a person who holds the licence or authorisation;

                             (v)  the good will be secured appropriately in Australia; or

                     (c)  for a good mentioned in item 44 of Part 2 of this Schedule—the Minister or authorised person is satisfied of the following:

                              (i)  the importer of the good is a person who has a legitimate use for the good;

                             (ii)  the good will be imported for the use mentioned in subparagraph (i);

                            (iii)  if the good is imported for sale by the importer and the importer is required to hold a licence or authorisation to possess and sell the good in the State or Territory in which the importer lives—the importer holds a licence or authorisation of that kind;

                            (iv)  if the good is imported for use by the importer:

                                        (A)  the quantity imported is for personal use; and

                                        (B)  if the importer is required to hold a licence or authorisation to use the good in the State or Territory in which the importer lives—the importer holds a licence or authorisation of that kind;

                             (v)  the good will be secured appropriately in Australia.

            3.3  If an authorised person forms an opinion that the permission should not be granted:

                     (a)  the authorised person must refer the application to the Minister; and

                     (b)  the Minister may grant, or refuse to grant, the permission under subitem 3.2.

4  Dealer test

            4.1  The importation of a good to which the dealer test relates, complies with the test if the importer of the good produces to a Collector, at or before importation, the written permission of the Minister or an authorised person for the importation of the good.

            4.2  The Minister or authorised person may give written permission for the importation of the good only if the Minister or authorised person is satisfied that:

                     (a)  if the importer is required to hold a licence or authorisation to deal in the good in the State or Territory in which the importer lives—the importer holds a licence or authorisation of that kind; and

                     (b)  if the importation of the good is stated by the importer to be for demonstration or testing purposes—the good is to be used by the importer for the purpose of demonstrating its uses or for inspection, testing or evaluation purposes.

            4.3  If an authorised person forms an opinion that the permission should not be granted:

                     (a)  the authorised person must refer the application to the Minister; and

                     (b)  the Minister may grant, or refuse to grant, the permission under subitem 4.2.

5  Returned goods test

            5.1  The importation of a good to which the returned goods test relates, complies with the test if the importer of the good produces to a Collector, at or before importation, the written permission of the Minister or an authorised person for the importation of the good.

            5.2  The Minister or authorised person may give written permission for the importation of the good only if the Minister or authorised person is satisfied:

                     (a)  that:

                              (i)  if regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 applied to the good when previously exported—the good had previously been exported in accordance with a licence or permission under regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958; and

                             (ii)  if regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 did not apply to the good when previously exported—the importer has provided evidence that the good had previously been lawfully exported; and

                            (iii)  the last importation (if any) of the good before the export:

                                        (A)  was a lawful importation; and

                                        (B)  was not subject to a condition that the good was to be exported after importation; and

                            (iv)  the good has not been modified since the export; and

                             (v)  if the good was previously exported in a deactivated condition—the good has not been reactivated since the export; and

                            (vi)  if the importer is required to hold a licence or authorisation to possess the good in the State or Territory in which the importer lives—the importer holds a licence or authorisation of that kind; or

                     (b)  that:

                              (i)  a licence or permission to export the good under regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 is in force, but the good has not been exported; and

                             (ii)  if the importer is required to hold a licence or authorisation to possess the good in the State or Territory in which the importer lives—the importer holds a licence or authorisation of that kind.

            5.3  If an authorised person forms an opinion that the permission should not be granted:

                     (a)  the authorised person must refer the application to the Minister; and

                     (b)  the Minister may grant, or refuse to grant, the permission under subitem 5.2.

            5.4  In this item:

modified does not include repair.

6  Police certification test

                   The importation of a good to which the police certification test relates, complies with the test if the importer of the good has been given a statement, in an approved form, by a relevant police representative to the effect that:

                     (a)  the importer holds a licence or authorisation according to the law of the relevant State or Territory to possess the good; or

                     (b)  a licence or authorisation to possess the good is not required under the law of the relevant State or Territory.

7  Collectors and non‑government museum test

            7.1  The importation of a good to which the collectors and non‑government museum test relates, complies with the test if the importer of the good produces to a Collector, at or before importation, the written permission of the Minister or an authorised person for the importation of the good.

            7.2  The Minister or authorised person may give written permission for the importation of the good only if the Minister or authorised person is satisfied of the following:

                     (a)  the good is inert and has been deactivated;

                     (b)  if the importer is required to hold a licence or authorisation to possess the good in the State or Territory in which the importer lives—the importer holds a licence or authorisation of that kind;

                     (c)  the good will be secured appropriately in Australia.

            7.3  If an authorised person forms an opinion that the permission should not be granted:

                     (a)  the authorised person must refer the application to the Minister; and

                     (b)  the Minister may grant, or refuse to grant, the permission under subitem 7.2.

8  Historical items test

            8.1  The importation of a good to which the historical items test relates, complies with the test if the importer of the good produces to a Collector, at or before importation, the written permission of the Minister or an authorised person for the importation of the good.

            8.2  The Minister or authorised person may give written permission for the importation of the good only if the Minister or authorised person is satisfied of the following:

                     (a)  the good has historical significance as a pre‑1900 weapon;

                     (b)  the value and condition of the good would preclude it from being used as a functional weapon;

                     (c)  if the importer is required to hold a licence or authorisation to possess the good in the State or Territory in which the importer lives—the importer holds a licence or authorisation of that kind;

                     (d)  the importer is a current member of a historical club or association for goods of the type being imported;

                     (e)  the good will be secured appropriately in Australia.

            8.3  If an authorised person forms an opinion that the permission should not be granted:

                     (a)  the authorised person must refer the application to the Minister; and

                     (b)  the Minister may grant, or refuse to grant, the permission under subitem 8.2.

9  Public interest test

            9.1  The importation of a good to which the public interest test relates, complies with the test if the importer of the good produces to a Collector, at or before importation, the written permission of the Minister for the importation of the good.

            9.2  The Minister may give written permission for the importation of the good if the Minister is satisfied of the following:

                     (a)  it is in the public interest to allow the good to be imported;

                     (b)  if the importer is required to hold a licence or authorisation to possess the good in the State or Territory in which the importer lives—the importer holds a licence or authorisation of that kind;

                     (c)  the good will be secured appropriately in Australia.

10  National interest test

          10.1  The importation of a good to which the national interest test relates, complies with the test if the importer of the good produces to a Collector, at or before importation, the written permission of the Minister for the importation of the good.

          10.2  The Minister may give written permission for the importation of the good if the Minister is satisfied of the following:

                     (a)  it is in the national interest to allow the good to be imported;

                     (b)  if the importer is required to hold a licence or authorisation to possess the good in the State or Territory in which the importer lives—the importer holds a licence or authorisation of that kind;

                     (c)  the good will be secured appropriately in Australia.

Part 2Requirements for specified weapons and weapon parts

Item

Weapons and weapon parts

Requirements

1

Any of, or any combination of, the following appliances or equipment that has been designed or adapted for warfare or like purposes other than appliances or equipment that:

(a) is modified or decorated by soldiers, prisoners of war or civilians for use as souvenirs or household ornaments (commonly known as Trench Art); and

(b) is not able to be restored to its original use

Dazzle or decoy devices

Equipment designed or adapted for the making of smoke screens

Explosives or incendiary materials

Flame throwers

Gases or liquids designed for the purpose of killing or incapacitating persons, and devices or apparatus designed or adapted for use with those goods

Grenades of any type, whether charged or not

Large calibre armament, weapons, launchers, throwers and projectors, whether or not mounted on vehicles, ships or aircraft that are designed for grenades, bombs, rockets or any other missile, ammunition or substance, including the following:

(a) cannon;

(b) guns, including self‑propelled guns;

(c) howitzers;

(d) mortars;

(e) projectile launchers;

(f) recoilless rifles;

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the collectors and non‑government museum test;

(e) the returned goods test;

(f) the public interest test;

(g) the national interest test

 

(g) tank destroyers

Mines (whether charged or not)

Projectiles, bombs, rockets or any other missile, ammunition (other than ammunition to which Part 2 of Schedule 6 applies) or substance (whether charged or not)

Trip flares

Tanks, other military vehicles, military aircraft (manned or unmanned), military helicopters (manned or unmanned), naval vessels (surface and submarine vessels armed or equipped for military use)

Parts, accessories and components (other than components of ammunition to which Part 2 of Schedule 6 applies) designed or adapted for, or for use with, any of the goods to which this item applies

 

2

Daggers or similar devices, being sharp‑pointed stabbing instruments (not including swords or bayonets):

(a) ordinarily capable of concealment on the person; and

(b) having:

(i) a flat blade with cutting edges (serrated or not serrated) along the length of both sides; or

(ii) a needle‑like blade, the cross section of which is elliptical or has three or more sides; and

(c) made of any material

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the police certification test

3

Hand‑held electric devices that are designed to administer an electric shock on contact, other than the following devices:

(a) cattle prods designed exclusively for use with animals;

(b) hand‑held electronic bug zappers that:

(i) are powered by a storage battery capacity not exceeding 6 volts; and

(ii) have the electrified grid shielded to prevent contact with the live component;

(c) novelty shock devices that are powered by a storage battery capacity not exceeding 6 volts

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

4

Parts for hand‑held electric devices to which item 3 applies

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

5

Acoustic anti‑personnel devices that are designed:

(a) to cause permanent or temporary incapacity or disability to a person; or

(b) to otherwise physically disorientate a person

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

6

Hand‑held battery‑operated devices designed to discharge a gas or liquid

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

7

Blow‑guns or blows‑pipes that are capable of projecting a dart, or other devices that consist of a pipe or tube through which a missile in the form of a dart is capable of being projected by:

(a) the exhaled breath of the user; or

(b) another means other than an explosive

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the police certification test

8

Darts capable of being projected from:

(a) a blow‑gun or blow‑pipe; or

(b) another device that consists of a pipe or tube through which a missile in the form of a dart is capable of being projected by:

(i) the exhaled breath of the user; or

(ii) another means other than an explosive

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the police certification test

9

Goods of the kind known as nunchakus

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the police certification test

10

Crossbows that, when discharged, are capable of causing:

(a) damage to property; or

(b) bodily harm;

other than toy crossbows

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the police certification test

11

Parts for crossbows to which item 10 applies

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the police certification test

12

Ballistic knives, being knives that discharge a blade as a projectile by a spring mechanism or other means.

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test.

13

Parts of ballistic knives described in item 12

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

14

Automatic knives that have a blade folded or recessed into the handle which are designed or adapted to open automatically by pressure applied to any spring, device, stud or button in or attached to the handle or blade of the knife, including knives commonly known as flick knives, switchblades, assisted opening knives or flipper knives

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

15

Parts for automatic knives described in item 14

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

16

Single handed opening knives, being knives that have a blade folded or recessed into the handle which is capable of being opened by gravity, inertia or centrifugal force

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

17

Parts for single handed opening knives described in item 16

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

18

Knuckle‑dusters or similar devices that can be fitted over the knuckles of the hand of the user:

(a) to protect the knuckles; and

(b) to increase the effect of a punch or other blow;

whether the device has been manufactured for those purposes or adapted for those purposes

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

19

Gloves, or similar coverings for the hand, incorporating protrusions designed to puncture or bruise the skin

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

20

Goods incorporating:

(a) a concealed knife of any length, made of any material; or

(b) a concealed blade of any length, made of any material; or

(c) a concealed spike of any length, made of any material

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

21

Hunting slings, catapults or sling shots designed for use with, or a component part of which is, a brace that:

(a) fits or rests upon the forearm or upon another part of the body of the user; and

(b) supports the wrist or forearm against the tensions of any material used to propel a projectile

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the police certification test

22

Parts for hunting slings, catapults or sling shots described in item 21

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the police certification test

23

Star knives or similar devices:

(a) consisting of more than one angular point, blade or spike, disposed outwardly about a central axis point; and

(b) designed to spin around the central axis point in flight when thrown at a target; and

(c) made of any material

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the police certification test.

24

Sheath knives or similar devices:

(a) having a sheath which withdraws into its handle:

(i) by inertia, gravity or centrifugal force; or

(ii) if pressure is applied to a button, spring or device attached to or forming part of the sheath, handle or blade of the knife; and

(b) made of any material

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

25

Parts for sheath knives or similar devices described in item 24

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

26

Push knives or similar devices:

(a) designed as weapons that consist of a single‑edged or multi‑edged blade or spike that:

(i) has a handle fitted transversely to the blade or spike; and

(ii) allows the blade or spike to be supported by the palm of the hand so that stabbing blows or slashes can be inflicted by a punching or pushing action; and

(b) made of any material

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

27

Trench knives or similar devices that consist of a single‑edged or multi‑edged blade or spike:

(a) fitted with a handle made of any hard substance that can be fitted over the knuckles of the hand of the user:

(i) to protect the knuckles; and

(ii) to increase the effect of a punch or blow; and

(b) made of any material;

whether the device has been manufactured for those purposes or adapted for those purposes

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

28

Parts for trench knives or similar devices described in item 27

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

29

Throwing blades, throwing knives or throwing axes:

(a) designed or modified to be thrown; and

(b) made of any material

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the police certification test

30

Knives, blades or spikes which are neither metallic nor ceramic, other than plastic cutlery

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

31

Hand or foot claws, being goods consisting of claws that are made or modified to be attached to or worn on the hands or feet

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

32

Weighted gloves or similar goods (including a fingerless glove) consisting of a weighted glove designed or constructed to be used as a weapon

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

33

Butterfly knives, devices known as ‘balisongs’, or other devices that consist of a single‑edge or multi‑edged blade or spike that:

(a) fits within 2 handles attached to the blade or spike by transverse pivot pins; and

(b) is capable of being opened by inertia, gravity or centrifugal force

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test.

34

Parts for butterfly knives, devices known as ‘balisongs’, or other devices described in item 33

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

35

Shark darts or similar devices that are designed to expel, on or after contact, a gas or other substance capable of causing bodily harm

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

36

Parts for shark darts or similar devices described in item 35

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

37

Dart projectors known as ‘darchery dartslingers’ or similar devices that are designed to project a dart by means of an elasticised band

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

38

Parts for dart projectors known as ‘darchery dartslingers’ or similar devices described in item 37

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the public interest test;

(f) the national interest test

39

Maces or similar goods:

(a) capable of causing injury; and

(b) consisting of a club or staff fitted with a flanged or spiked head;

other than a ceremonial mace made for use solely as a symbol of authority on ceremonial occasions

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the historical items test;

(f) the public interest test;

(g) the national interest test.

40

Flails or similar goods consisting of a staff or handle that has fitted to one end, by any means, a freely swinging striking part armed with spikes or studded with any protruding matter

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the dealer test;

(d) the returned goods test;

(e) the historical items test;

(f) the public interest test;

(g) the national interest test

41

Body armour, protective jackets, protective vests, protective suits, anti‑ballistic goods or any other similar goods:

(a) able to be worn, either independently, or as a part of something else, on the human body; and

(b) designed or adapted to protect the human body from the effects of a weapon (for example, a knife);

other than anti‑ballistic goods used for eye or hearing protection

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c)  the specified person test;

(d) the dealer test;

(e) the returned goods test;

(f) the historical items test;

(g) the public interest test;

(h) the national interest test

42

Extendable or telescopic batons, designed or adapted so that the length of the baton extends by inertia, gravity, centrifugal force or pressure applied to a button, spring or device in or attached to the handle or baton.

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the specified person test;

(d) the dealer test;

(e) the returned goods test;

(f) the public interest test;

(g) the national interest test

43

Parts for extendable or telescopic batons described in item 42

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the specified person test;

(d) the dealer test;

(e) the returned goods test;

(f) the public interest test;

(g) the national interest test

44

Hand‑held goods, commonly known as laser pointers, designed or adapted to emit a laser beam with an accessible emission level of greater than 1 mW

The importation must comply with at least one of the following tests:

(a) the official purposes test;

(b) the specified purposes test;

(c) the specified person test;

(d) the dealer test;

(e) the returned goods test;

(f) the public interest test;

(g) the national interest test

Part 3Conditions relating to the importation of certain weapons and weapon parts

1  Official purposes test

            1.1  The importation, in accordance with the official purposes test, of a good to be supplied to the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory under a contract is subject to the following conditions:

                     (a)  if the government does not acquire ownership of the good in the period, after importation, mentioned in the permission, the importer must export the good as soon as practicable;

                     (b)  the importer must comply with any condition or requirement specified, in relation to the good, in the permission.

            1.2  The importation, in accordance with the official purposes test, of a good to be shown to the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory to demonstrate its uses is subject to the following conditions:

                     (a)  unless the good has been destroyed, or the government has acquired ownership of the good within the period, after importation, mentioned in the permission, the importer must export the good as soon as practicable;

                     (b)  the importer must comply with any condition or requirement specified, in relation to the good, in the permission.

            1.3  The importation, in accordance with the official purposes test, of a good that the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory proposes to inspect, test or evaluate is subject to the following conditions:

                     (a)  unless the good has been destroyed, or the government has acquired ownership of the good within the period, after importation, mentioned in the permission, the importer must export the good as soon as practicable;

                     (b)  the importer must comply with any condition or requirement specified, in relation to the good, in the permission.

            1.4  The importation, in accordance with the official purposes test, of a good that the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory proposes to use for training is subject to the following conditions:

                     (a)  unless the good has been destroyed, or the government has acquired ownership of the good within the period, after importation, mentioned in the permission, the importer must export the good as soon as practicable;

                     (b)  the importer must comply with any condition or requirement specified, in relation to the good, in the permission.

            1.5  The importation, in accordance with the official purposes test, of a good that is to be exhibited at a museum by the government of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory is subject to the following conditions:

                     (a)  the good must be exported within the period, after importation, mentioned in the permission;

                     (b)  the importer must comply with any condition or requirement specified, in relation to the good, in the permission.

2  Specified purposes test

                   The importation of a good in accordance with the specified purposes test is subject to the condition that the importer of the good must:

                     (a)  unless the good has been destroyed, export the good within the period, after importation, mentioned in the permission; and

                     (b)  comply with any condition or requirement specified, in relation to the good, in the permission.

3  Dealer test

                   The importation of a good, in accordance with the dealer test, is subject to the following conditions:

                     (a)  the importer must not sell the good except to a certified buyer;

                     (b)  if the importer has stated that the importation of the good is for demonstration or testing purposes:

                              (i)  the importer must not use the good except for the purpose of demonstrating its uses or for inspection, testing or evaluation purposes, during the period, after importation, mentioned in the permission; and

                             (ii)  the importer must retain ownership and possession of the good, during the period, after importation, mentioned in the permission, unless the good is exported or destroyed; and

                            (iii)  the importer must, after the period mentioned in the permission:

                                        (A)  retain the good for the purpose of demonstrating its uses for inspection; or

                                        (B)  export the good; or

                                        (C)  destroy the good; or

                                        (D)  deal with the good in accordance with paragraph (a).

Part 4Interpretation

1  Meaning of authorised person

                   For this Schedule, authorised person means a person authorised in writing by the Minister for the purposes of this Schedule.

2  Meaning of certified buyer

                   For this Schedule, a person is a certified buyer, if the Minister or an authorised person certifies, in writing, that the Minster or authorised person is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the person intends to buy the good from a person who is licensed to deal with the good; and

                     (b)  the good is for the purposes of the government of the Commonwealth, or a State or Territory; and

                     (c)  the government will retain ownership of the good after buying it.

3  Meaning of sanctioned activity

                   For this Schedule, sanctioned activity means:

                     (a)  a defence‑sanctioned activity within the meaning given by item 8 of Part 4 of Schedule 6; or

                     (b)  a law enforcement‑sanctioned activity within the meaning given by item 9 of Part 4 of Schedule 6.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Endnotes about misdescribed amendments and other matters are included in a compilation only as necessary.

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

A = Act

o = order(s)

ad = added or inserted

Ord = Ordinance

am = amended

orig = original

amdt = amendment

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

c = clause(s)

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

pres = present

Ch = Chapter(s)

prev = previous

def = definition(s)

(prev…) = previously

Dict = Dictionary

Pt = Part(s)

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

Div = Division(s)

Reg = Regulation/Regulations

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

reloc = relocated

    effect

renum = renumbered

F = Federal Register of Legislative Instruments

rep = repealed

gaz = gazette

rs = repealed and substituted

LI = Legislative Instrument

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

    effect

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

SR = Statutory Rules

    cannot be given effect

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

mod = modified/modification

SubPt = Subpart(s)

No. = Number(s)

underlining = whole or part not

 

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Number and year

FRLI registration or gazettal

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

1956 No. 90

14 Dec 1956

14 Dec 1956

 

1958 No. 6

16 Jan 1958

r 2: 1 Feb 1958
Remainder: 16 Jan 1958

1958 No. 67

23 Oct 1958

23 Oct 1958

1959 No. 17

12 Mar 1959

12 Mar 1959

1959 No. 31

7 May 1959

7 May 1959