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For warehouses


Warehouses are places licensed by the ABF and used by importers for longer term storage of goods that have not yet been cleared for home consumption, which allows for deferring the payment of import duty and taxes.

The holder of a warehouse licence is responsible for the safe custody and accounting of these goods to the satisfaction of the ABF.  Failure to do so will result in the warehouse licence holder being liable for any unpaid duty. 

Excise equivalent goods

With the exception of catering bonds, providores and duty free shops, private and general warehouses that are to store excise equivalent goods (EEG), either solely or in addition to other goods, must be licensed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Find out more about Excise equivalent goods

Update your licence details

Licence holders are responsible for ensuring that all licence details are correct and up to date.

To apply for a variation, complete a variation form and pay a variation application fee.