Customs Depot Licence - Australian Government


You will need a depot licence if you are going to hold and/or unpack imported or exported goods on a premises subject to customs control. You will also need this licence if you are going to pack goods for export subject to customs control into containers. To receive a depot licence you must:


  • be deemed a fit and proper person
  • have all employees deemed fit and proper persons
  • provide a comprehensive staff list of all people at the deport premises when requested
  • maintain control and security of the premises and its operations.

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
  • location, security and accessibility of the proposed site of the depot
  • reporting, record-keeping and management of the operation.


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 Amount Description
Apply Application All $4000.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $300.00

Variation Application Fee. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $4000.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Customs Act 1901 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Customs Regulation 2015 Australian Government

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.

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