How to amend the live import list
Applications to amend the list to include animals
The department manages applications to amend the live import list to include animals. The process outlined below is relevant to applications to import specimens not currently permitted for import into Australia.
Figure 1. Flowchart of the process for applications to amend the live import list to include animals
- Enlarged flowchart of the process for applications to amend the live import list to include animals PDF - 27 KB
Application form and guidelines
Use the following application form and guidelines to apply to amend the live import list. This application form should be used for all applications except for biological control agents. Please note that there are separate guidelines and terms of reference that can be used when applying for Australian native specimens.
- Application to amend the list of specimens suitable for live import (PDF - 142 KB) | (Word - 492 KB)
- Guidelines for preparing your assessment report to amend the live import list (PDF - 186 KB) | (Word - 187 KB)
- Terms of reference (PDF - 107 KB) | (Word- 134 KB)
- Guidelines for preparing a report for Australian native species (PDF - 331 KB) | (Word - 85 KB)
- Terms of reference for a report for Australian native animal species (PDF - 25 KB) | (Word - 33 KB)
Biological control agents
Use this form for biological control agents.
Applications to import live plant specimens
Department of Agriculture - Biosecurity
Applications to import live plant specimens currently not permitted for import into Australia can be made to Department of Agriculture Biosecurity on their new plant product form . For more information on importing new plant specimens, contact Department of Agriculture Biosecurity .
National environment law does not regulate the import of viruses, green algae or single celled organisms such as bacteria or protists. For information on importing these taxa, please visit the Department of Agriculture Biosecurity website.