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Airlines and aircraft operators flying into Australia from overseas must meet operational requirements administered by the Department of Agriculture.

Find out about your responsibilities relating to:

Airline and aircraft operator guidelines

The department’s Guidelines for airline and aircraft operators arriving in Australia includes information on:

  • pre–arrival reporting requirements
  • pratique
  • applying to land aircraft or goods at a non first point of entry
  • mandatory in-flight passenger announcement
  • aircraft disinsection
  • biosecurity waste management.

Infrastructure Development by Australian Airport Operators

The Australian Government has established a new clear, transparent and consistent process to help ensure that border services are available at ports when they are required.  This approach allows border agencies to continue to provide high quality, critical border services to ensure border integrity and the safety of the Australian community, as the number of international travellers continue to grow.

Port operators seeking to introduce international services at a port where border services are not currently provided, or anticipating changes to an existing business model that impact on existing border services, must apply through the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities (Infrastructure).  Port operators are encouraged to contact Infrastructure early in the development of a proposal.

Other information

Aircraft Disinsection Videos: A series of videos have been released for airlines, demonstrating the different types of disinsection methods and how they must be applied.