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Customs (Prohibited Imports) Amendment (Signal Jammer Exemptions) Regulations 2023

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), GovernorGeneral of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated  6 July 2023

David Hurley


By His Excellency’s Command

Clare O’Neil

Minister for Home Affairs





1 Name

2 Commencement

3 Authority

4 Schedules

Schedule 1—Amendments

Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956

1  Name

  This instrument is the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Amendment (Signal Jammer Exemptions) Regulations 2023.

2  Commencement

 (1) Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.


Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3




1.  The whole of this instrument

Immediately after this instrument is registered.

1.41 pm (A.C.T)
6 July 2023

Note: This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

 (2) Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

  This instrument is made under the Customs Act 1901.

4  Schedules

  Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments


Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956

1  Schedule 3 (cell at table item 11, column headed “Conditions, restrictions and requirements”)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

The equipment must not be imported by a person unless:

(a) a determination in force under subsection 27(2) or 302(2) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 applies to the person in relation to the equipment; or

(b) an exemption under another provision of the Radiocommunications Act 1992, including (but not limited to) section 24, 25 or 26 of that Act, applies to the person in relation to the equipment