Permit to Import Organisms - Western Australia


You will require this permit if you intend to import any organism or potential carrier of an organism. Organisms are classified under the relevant legislation as:

  • permitted
  • permitted requiring a permit
  • prohibited
  • declared pests
  • unlisted.

An import permit is required for all of these organisms except those classified as permitted. The status of organisms subject to this permit can be found on the Agency organism list.

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

To avoid penalty, any person who proposes to import an organism or prescribed potential carrier under an import permit must give 24 hours notice to the Agency of the time and place of entry into the State of the organism or potential carrier. Please note that international imports under the Commonwealth legislation requires not less than 20 days notice to the Agency.

If you are importing stock (which are also prescribed potential carriers) you will need to demonstrate that the stock to be moved meet the conditions of entry by the required form for Agency staff to inspect at the inspection points. When the inspector is satisfied the stock you intend to import meets the conditions on the application you will be issued with a permit to import stock and a movement direction will be issued by the Agency.

If you intend to import plants and plant materials (which are also potential carriers) you will need to be inspected and may be required to submit additional forms upon arrival in Western Australia.

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on the eligibility requirements for non-living potential carriers or for further information the eligibility requirements.


As per permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $75.50 -
Comply Application All $55.50 Risk assessment per 15 minutes.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Western Australian Organism List (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Regulations 2013 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Agriculture and Food

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:

Pest and Disease Information Service

Agriculture and Food

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Operating address: LOCKED BAG 4
Bentley DC, Western Australia 6983
Mailing address: 3 Baron-hay Court
South Perth, Western Australia 6151
Phone: 08 9368 3080
Website: Agriculture and Food (Opens in new window)