Customs Depot Licence - Australian Government


You will require this licence if you intend to hold imported goods subject to Customs control and / or unpack these goods from receptacles, such as containers. This licence is also required for the holding and / or packing into receptacles of goods that are intended for export and are subject to Customs control. Please note that goods can only be held for a limited time.

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

You must satisfy the requirements of current legislation including:

  • The personal character of the applicants and employees;
  • The location, security and accessibility of the proposed site of the depot; and
  • The reporting, record-keeping and management of the operation.

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


Licences are valid from the date of issue until 30 June each year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Customs Act 1901 AG

Regulation(s) name

Customs Regulation 2015 AG

Administering agency

Department of Home Affairs

Client Services

Contact details

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

General Enquiries

Client Services

Department of Home Affairs

Operating address: 6 Chan Street
Australian Capital Territory 2617
Mailing address: PO BOX 25
Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory 2616
Phone: 02 6264 1111
Phone: 13 18 81
Fax: 02 6225 6970