Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) Accreditation - New South Wales


You can apply for this accreditation if you intend to import and / or introduce host fruit (for example, berries, melons, citrus fruits and plantation fruits) into NSW and require a plant health assurance certificate (PHAC).

A PHAC is a cost effective and convenient alternative to the traditional public health certificate (PHC) issued by a government inspector. This scheme allows your business to apply to issue its own certificates through the Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) scheme. The ICA scheme is a national accreditation scheme which allows accredited businesses to self-certify plants and plant products when they meet specific interstate quarantine restrictions. If the plants or products meet requirements, a PHAC can be issued.

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

Your business must be a legal entity that owns and operates the business to be covered by the arrangement (individual, incorporated company or a registered co-operative association).

You are required to submit a separate application for each ICA arrangement you require.

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

On-going scheduled compliance audits will be carried out at defined intervals depending on your arrangements made with ICA or CA.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $255.00 1 year
Apply Application All $750.00 5 years
Apply Inspection All $150.00

Accreditation and compliance audit per hour charged in 15 minute increments

General Miscellaneous All $22.00

Plant Health Assurance Certificate (PHAC) book

Renew Renewal All $160.00 -

Other resources

Act(s) name

Biosecurity Act 2015 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Biosecurity NSW

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:

ICA Records Management and Plant Health Assurance Certificate

Biosecurity NSW

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Mailing address: PO BOX 232
Taree, New South Wales 2430
Phone: 02 6552 3000
Fax: 02 6552 7239
Website: Biosecurity NSW (Opens in new window)