require this licence if you intend to store imported goods generally or store goods of a particular class in a warehouse or similar storage facility. There are several types of customs
- general (for storage of goods on behalf of someone else)
- private (for storage of the owner's goods)
- duty free
imported into Australia may be entered for warehousing if the owners wish to
defer the payment of duty.
consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
In the assessment of your application, the following will be taken into account:
- the nature and extent of your business activities in relation to both imports and locally produced goods
- your previous experience as an importer and / or manufacturer
- if currently importing, whether goods are entered for home consumption direct or are warehoused first
- if goods are warehoused, in which warehouse are the goods stored
- your previous warehousing experience in control of a warehouse and your knowledge of regulatory requirements relating to the operation of a licensed warehouse and the control of under bond goods.
You will need to meet the requirements set out in State and Commonwealth legislation.
A decision as to whether or not to grant the licence will be made within 60 days after receiving the application.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Licenses are valid from the date of issue until 30 June.
Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Customs Act 1901 (Australian Government)
Customs Regulation 2015 (Australian Government)
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