Application for an Approved Arrangement - Australian Government


You will require this approval if you intend to carry out biosecurity activities.

An approved arrangement is a voluntary agreement between independent biosecurity operators and the Agency which permits operators to manage biosecurity risks and perform the documentary assessment of specified goods using their own premises, facilities, equipment and people.

Specified goods include the following:

  • animals
  • plants
  • samples or specimen of a disease agent
  • pests
  • mail
  • any other article, substance or thing, including any kind of moveable property.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • provide all required documentation and personal information
  • provide details of the proposed arrangement that is to be approved
  • satisfy the Agency that the level of biosecurity risk associated with the operation of the arrangement is acceptable
  • be a fit and proper person, taking into account whether you have been convicted of an offence.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Departmental Charging Guidelines - Biosecurity and Export Regulatory Functions - PDF (Opens in new window)
General Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Approved Arrangements General Policies - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Biosecurity Act 2015 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.