Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) Accreditation - Western Australia


You will need this accreditation to operate a business that can issue Plant Health Assurance Certificates (PHAC). A PHAC is taken as evidence of compliance with quarantine requirements for interstate and intrastate trade. One may be needed by interstate quarantine authorities to export or move the following, certified things, within or out of Western Australia:

  • animals
  • agricultural products
  • potential carriers
  • animal feed
  • fertilisers.

You may issue a PHAC to make any or all of the following statements in relation to a certified thing to ensure it:

  • is of a particular quality or grade
  • is in a particular condition
  • was produced in a particular area or place
  • was produced in a particular manner
  • has been treated in a particular way
  • is free from a particular organism, chemical residue, contaminant or adulterant
  • complies with particular conditions or requirements.

The Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) scheme is a national scheme which enables your business to be accredited by a plant quarantine authority to issue plant health assurance certificates for your produce.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To apply for this accreditation you must be the legal entity (individual, partnership, company, cooperative or association) that owns and operates the business to be covered by the ICA.

You must demonstrate effective in-house procedures that ensure any material consigned to intrastate or interstate markets meets the specified legal (quarantine) requirements.

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Your ICA arrangement will be audited by the department before you are approved as an accredited certifier. Audits systematically examine your business processes, staff, equipment and facilities to verify that it meets the requirements of the operational procedure covering the ICA arrangement. Quarantine authorities will carry out audits on your business to ensure you continue to meet your obligations and maintain your accreditation.


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Act(s) name

Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Quality Assurance and Accreditation) Regulations 2013 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Agriculture and Food

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