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No. 6 of 2015 Approvals as made
This instrument addresses the effect of sunsetting under section 50 of the Legislative Instruments Act and maintains the collection of information in accordance with subsection 64(10) of the Customs Act. It does not change the scope of information collected for the purpose of the relevant provision.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 25 Sep 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR12-Oct-2015
Tabled Senate12-Oct-2015



Comptroller‑General of Customs Instrument of Approval No. 6 of 2015


Customs Act 1901


I, ROMAN QUAEDVLIEG, Comptroller‑General of Customs, under section 4A of the Customs Act 1901, approve the attached “ARRIVAL REPORT (SEA)” statement as an approved statement for the purposes of communicating electronically to the Department, particulars of the arrival of a ship at a port in Australia in accordance with subsection 64AA(7) of that Act.


This Instrument commences on 1 October 2015.


Dated:             18 September 2015





Comptroller‑General of Customs

Arrival Report (SEA)


Approved statement ‑ Customs Act 1901 subsection 64AA(7)


Item No.

Short title

Information required


Sender Reference

The identifier assigned by the person communicating the report to identify (and distinguish from others) the report and all subsequent amendments to the report.


Sender Reference Version

The numeric identifier assigned by the person communicating the report to identify the version of the report or sequence of related reports.


Vessel ID

The identifier of the ship to which the report relates:


  • the Lloyds identification number of the ship; or
  • if the vessel does not have a Lloyds identification number, the identification code allocated to the operator of the ship by the Department.


Voyage Number

The unique number assigned by the principal agent of the ship for the journey to Australia.


Arrival Port Code

The UNLocode, as published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE), of the place where the port, to which the report relates, is located (the port).


Actual Arrival Date

The date the ship arrived at the port.


Actual Arrival Time

The time the ship arrived at the port.


Principal Agent ID

The Australian Business Number (ABN), or code allocated by the Department (the Customs Client Identifier or CCID), of the principal agent of the ship.


Stevedore ID

The ABN or CCID assigned to the stevedore who is unloading the goods on board the ship at the port.


Stevedore Establishment ID

The identifier of the stevedore establishment that is unloading the goods onboard the ship at the port.


Berth Code

The code of the berth where the ship is moored at the wharf.