Chemical and mined fertiliser

​​​​​​​​​​Chemical fertiliser is a product that results from a manufacturing process. It includes (but is not limited to):

  • ammonium nitrate
  • calcium nitrate
  • potash
  • potassium nitrate
  • urea
  • mono-ammonium phosphate
  • di-ammonium phosphate.

Mined fertiliser is a natural, non-organic product mined from the earth itself. It includes (but is not limited to):

  • rock phosphate
  • sulfur
  • mineralised humic-based fertiliser
  • guano-based fertiliser.

Application to import chemical and mined material

Chemical and mined fertiliser require biosecurity import permits before they can be imported. The only exceptions are:

  • liquid chemical fertiliser
  • chemical fertiliser packed at the place of production, in new packaging, in units of 100 kg or less.

The Biosecurity Import Conditions system (BICON) contains information on import requirements and applying for an import permit.

Inspection protocols

Our inspection protocols are for chemical or mined fertiliser imported as bulk in ships' holds, or as containerised cargo. The protocols include documentation requirements and information about the importation and clearance of your chemical or mined fertiliser.

Bulk

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Containerised

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Imported containerised fertiliser audit and inspection protocols - PDF311.4MB
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Further information

Contact Imports.

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