Application for a Food Control Certificate - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this certificate if you intend to import food into Australia, including for your own consumption. Your certificate will specify whether the food to which the certificate relates is required to be inspected and / or analysed by an authorised officer. This is to ensure that food imported into Australia meets the applicable standards and does not pose a risk to human health.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this certificate you must provide the following details:

  • The name of the vessel on which the food is imported;
  • The port of loading of the vessel;
  • The date on which the food is, or is to be, landed in Australia;
  • Your name and address as the person importing the food, and your agent in relation to the importation;
  • A description of the food;
  • Country of origin;
  • Details of the food manufacturer or packer;
  • Brand name of the food;
  • The number of packages that are to be imported in the consignment, and the weight of each package;
  • The total weight of the consignment;
  • Of any lot codes provided in relation to the consignment; and
  • The place at which the consignment may be inspected.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Per consignment.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for a Food Control Certificate - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Import Conditions and Permits

Act(s) name

Imported Food Control Act 1992 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Imported Food Control Regulations 1993 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Imported Food Inspection Program, Operations Division
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Import Conditions and Permits

Operating address:
Edmund Barton Building
Kings Avenue
Barton
Australian Capital Territory 2600

Phone:

1800020504

Phone:

02 62723933

Imported Food Inspection Program, Operations Division
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Import Conditions and Permits


Operating address:
42-44 Qantas Drive
Eagle Farm
Queensland 4009
Mailing address:
PO Box 222
Hamilton
Queensland 4007

Phone:

1800020504

Phone:

07 32468755

Fax:

07 32468639
brisbaneimportedfoods@aqis.gov.au

Imported Food Inspection Program, Operations Division
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Import Conditions and Permits


Operating address:
8 Butler Street
Port Adelaide
South Australia 5015
Mailing address:
PO Box 63
Port Adelaide
South Australia 5015

Phone:

1800020504

Phone:

08 83059700

Fax:

08 83059820
saimpclear@aqis.gov.au

Imported Food Inspection Program, Operations Division
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Import Conditions and Permits


Operating address:
Quarantine Inspection Centre
1 Crewe Place
Rosebery
New South Wales 2018
Mailing address:
PO Box 657
Mascot
New South Wales 1460

Phone:

1800020504

Phone:

02 83347444

Fax:

02 93647340
nswimpfood@aqis.gov.au

Imported Food Program, Operations Division
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Import Conditions and Permits


Operating address:
Level 6, Customs House
414 Latrobe Street
Melbourne
Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
PO Box 12520
Abeckett Street
Victoria 8006

Phone:

1800020504

Phone:

03 92466777

Fax:

03 92466800
vicaqis@aqis.gov.au

Imported Food Inspection Program, Operations Division
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Import Conditions and Permits


Operating address:
Quarantine Centre, Macquarie Wharf No 1
Hunter Street
Hobart
Tasmania 7000

Phone:

1800020504

Phone:

03 62333626

Fax:

03 62346785
pr@aqis.gov.au

Imported Food Inspection Program, Operations Division
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Import Conditions and Permits


Operating address:
Level 1, Wing A, Market Square
280 Bannister Road
Canning Vale
Western Australia 6155
Mailing address:
PO Box 1410
Canning Vale DC
Western Australia 6970

Phone:

1800020504

Phone:

08 93115333

Fax:

08 94553052
pr@aqis.gov.au

Imported Food Inspection Program, Operations Division
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Import Conditions and Permits


Mailing address:
PO Box 1970
Berrimah
Northern Territory 0828

Phone:

1800020504

Phone:

08 89992136

Fax:

08 89992108
pr@aqis.gov.au

Supporting information

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