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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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.

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


As specified on the approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $600.00

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

Other resources

Act(s) name

Biosecurity Act 2015 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Operating address: 18 Marcus Clarke Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 858
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Toll Free: 1800 900 090
Phone: 03 8318 6700