Loading

Cost of importing goods

​​​​​​​​​​Import Processing Charge​s

The Australian Border Force (ABF) applies Import Processing Charges (IPCs) when you make a declaration for imported goods. These charges are set out in the following table.

Communication of Import Declaration (N10) and Warehouse Declaration (N20​)​​

Lodgement Type

Consignment Value

Cargo Channel

Charge (AUD)

Electronic

≤$1,000

Sea / Air / Post

$0.00

> $1,000- <$10,000

Sea / Air / Post

$50.00

≥$10,000

Sea / Air / Post

$152.00

Documentary

> $1,000- <$10,000

Sea / Air / Post

$90.00

≥$10,000

Sea / Air / Post

$192.00


Warehoused Goods (N30)​​

Lodgement Type

Consignment Value

Cargo Channel

Charge (AUD)

Electronic

All

N/A

$23.00

Documentary

All

N/A​

$63.00

For more information, see Australian Customs Notice No. 2015/44.

Goods imported under Status of Forces Agreements (SOFAs) are exempt from IPCs. For more information on SOFAs and IPCs, see Australian Customs Notice No. 2017/42.

Biosecurity cost recovery charges on imports

The ABF collects biosecurity cost recovery charges (biosecurity charges) on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF). This applies when you make a declaration ​for imported goods. These charges are set out in the following table.

Item

Charge (AUD)

Who is affected?

Full Import Declaration charge – air

$43.00

Customs brokers and importers of consignments over $1,000.

Full Import Declaration charge – sea

$63.00

Customs brokers and importers of consignments over $1,000.

For more information, see Australian Customs Notice No. 2023/27, DAFF Industry Advice Notice 140-2023 and DAFF Biosecurity Cost Recovery Implementation Statement 2023–2024. You can also contact DAFF directly at BioCRIS@agriculture.gov.au.