Approved statements

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Approved statements are made under Subsection 4A(1A) of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth) (the Act) for the purposes of certain provisions of the Act. 

Approved statements that are legislative instruments are on the Federal Register of Legislation website.​​​

Departmental approved statements​​​

​​The departmental approved statements in the table below have been updated to reflect an amendment to the information requirements for the Port Code Destination or Destination Port Code field from 1 October 2021 (see Australian Customs Notice 2021/38​).

Updated departmental approved statements​​​
​​​​Customs Act 1901 (Cth) referenceAmended table item number
64AB Air Cargo Report
71AAAF Self-Assessed Clearance (Air) (Cargo Report SAC)
9 Port Code Destination
64AB Sea Cargo Report
71AAAF Self-Assessed Clearance (Sea) (Cargo Report SAC)
6 Port Code Destination​
71L Import Declaration (N10) and 71AAAF Self-Assessed Clearance (SAC) long form declaration​​ and 70(7) Return for Special Clearance Goods (combined form)1
10 Port Code Destination
71AAAF Self-Assessed Clearance short-form declaration
20 Port Code Destination
71L Warehouse Declaration (N20)
11 Port Code Destination
71L Import Declaration (Warehouse Goods) (N30)​
10 Port Code Destination
​​​​1The Self-Assessed Clearance (SAC) Long Form Declaration (otherwise known as a 'Long Form SAC) can be used for consignments with a customs value up to AUD1000 that are not eligible to be communicated together with a cargo report (Cargo Report SAC) or a SAC short form declaration.

The departmental approved statements below remain unchanged: