General Requirements for Import or Export of Therapeutic Goods - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with various requirements if you intend to import into, or export from, Australia therapeutic goods and / or biologicals. There are strict requirements that apply to the importation or exportation of biologicals and therapeutic goods in Australia.

Therapeutic goods and biologicals include:

  • certain narcotic goods
  • psychotropic substances
  • precursor chemicals
  • antibiotics
  • androgenic / anabolic substances.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Health

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Information Officer

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Department of Health

Operating address: 136 Narrabundah Lane
Symonston, Australian Capital Territory 2609
Phone: 02 6232 8644
Fax: 02 6203 1605
Website: Therapeutic Goods Administration (Opens in new window)