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Machinery exported from Australia due to excessive contamination

​​Machinery imported to Australia must be free from biosecurity risk material on arrival. Under the Biosecurity Act 2015,machinery that has been brought into Australia and found to be excessively contaminated can be directed for export.

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has directed a number of consignments of machinery for export in the past as they arrived in an excessively contaminated state. The export of these goods was at the importer’s or owner’s expense. While the department does not charge an export fee, importers/owners should note that they would liable for costs associated with the export process such as demurrage, storing and freight, which can be up to and sometimes over A$50 000.
For information on how to ensure you meet the department's import requirements please see Importing Machinery into Australia.

Examples of machines with high level contamination are provided below.

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Caterpillar wheel loader

Caterpillar wheel loader bucket pivot nearside 

Caterpillar wheel loader bucket pivot nearside


Caterpillar wheel loader bucket pivot offside 

Caterpillar wheel loader bucket pivot offside


Caterpillar wheel loader canopy lifting pump 

Caterpillar wheel loader canopy lifting pump


Caterpillar wheel loader engine bay 

Caterpillar wheel loader engine bay


Caterpillar wheel loader forward transmission 

Caterpillar wheel loader forward transmission


Caterpillar wheel loader inside front wheel 

Caterpillar wheel loader bucket pivot offside


Caterpillar shovel loader 

Caterpillar wheel loader engine bay


Caterpillar wheel loader 

Caterpillar shovel loader plant material


Caterpillar wheel loader engine bay 

Caterpillar wheel loader engine bay


Caterpillar wheel loader cable channel 

Caterpillar wheel loader cable channel


Caterpillar wheel loader 

Caterpillar wheel loader


Caterpillar wheel loader 

Caterpillar shovel loader plant material


Caterpillar wheel loader engine bay 

Caterpillar wheel loader engine bay


Caterpillar wheel loader engine mount 

Caterpillar wheel loader engine mount


Case bulldozer

Case bulldozer dismantled 

Case bulldozer dismantled


Case bulldozer belly plates 

Case bulldozer belly plates


Case bulldozer inside radiator 

Case bulldozer inside radiator


Case bulldozer inside tracks 

Case bulldozer inside tracks


Case bulldozer middle of engine bay 

Case bulldozer middle of engine bay


Case bulldozer track chainl 

Case bulldozer track chain


Lancer side loader

Lancer side loader 

Lancer side loader


Lancer side loader inside cabin 

Lancer side loader inside cabin


Lancer side loader engine bay 

Lancer side loader engine bay


Lancer side loader front wheel arch 

Lancer side loader front wheel arch


Excavator

Excavator 

Excavator


Excavator track wheel 

Excavator track wheel


Excavator internal ledge 

Excavator internal ledge


Excavator cabin floor 

Excavator cabin floor


Excavator hydraulics 

Excavator hydraulics


Excavator inside top tracks 

Excavator inside top tracks


New Holland skid steer

New Holland skid steer 

New Holland skid steer


New Holland skid steer hydraulics 

New Holland skid steer hydraulics


New Holland skid steer engine bay 

New Holland skid steer engine bay


New Holland skid steer inside cabin 

New Holland skid steer inside cabin


Bomag rollers

Bomag roller 

Bomag roller


Bomag roller battery area 

Bomag roller battery area


Bomag roller engine bay 

Bomag roller engine bay


Bomag roller above front roller 

Bomag roller above front roller


Bomag roller 

Bomag roller


Bomag roller engine bay 

Bomag roller engine bay


Bomag roller front storage 

Bomag roller front storage


Bomag roller plant material 

Bomag roller plant material


Volvo dump truck

Volvo dump truck 

Volvo dump truck


Volvo dump truck battery box 

Volvo dump truck battery box


Volvo dump truck chassis ledge 

Volvo dump truck chassis ledge


Volvo dump truck near suspension 

Volvo dump truck near suspension


John Deere cotton harvester

John Deere cotton harvester side view 

John Deere cotton harvester side view


John Deere cotton harvester above belly plate 

John Deere cotton harvester above belly plate


John Deere cotton harvester outside panel 

John Deere cotton harvester outside panel


Volvo dump truck near suspension 

John Deere cotton harvester between cabin tanks


Caterpillar shovel loader

Caterpillar shovel loader 

Caterpillar shovel loader


Caterpillar shovel loader plant material 

Caterpillar shovel loader plant material


Caterpillar shovel loader under cabin 

Caterpillar shovel loader under cabin


Caterpillar shovel loader belly plate 

Caterpillar shovel loader belly plate


Hitachi mini excavator

Hitachi mini excavator 

Hitachi mini excavator


Hitachi mini excavator inside drive 

Hitachi mini excavator inside drive


Hitachi mini excavator cabin floor 

Hitachi mini excavator cabin floor


Bomag roller plant material 

Hitachi mini excavator rock guards


Hitachi excavator

Hitachi excavator 

Hitachi excavator


Hitachi excavator track drive 

Hitachi excavator track drive


Hitachi excavator inside tracks 

Hitachi excavator inside tracks


Hitachi excavator inside turret 

Hitachi excavator inside turret


Yanmar excavator

Yanmar excavator 

Yanmar excavator


Yanmar excavator cabin under floor mat 

Yanmar excavator cabin under floor mat


Yanmar excavator plant material cab 

Yanmar excavator plant material cab


Yanmar excavator frame turret tracks 

Yanmar excavator frame turret tracks


Komatsu and Hitachi excavators

Komatsu Hitachi excavator 

Komatsu Hitachi excavator


Komatsu Hitachi excavator boom pivots 

Komatsu Hitachi excavator boom pivots


Komatsu Hitachi excavator track drive 

Komatsu Hitachi excavator track drive


Komatsu Hitachi excavator cabin under floor mat 

Komatsu Hitachi excavator cabin under floor mat


Terex all terrain crane

Terex all terrain crane 

Terex all terrain crane


Terex all terrain crane looming 

Terex all terrain crane looming


Terex all terrain underside 

Terex all terrain underside


Terex all terrain crane near articulation 

Terex all terrain crane near articulation


Bobcat skid steer

Bobcat skid steer  

Bobcat skid steer


Bobcat skid steer underside cabin 

Bobcat skid steer underside cabin


Bobcat skid steer engine bay 

Bobcat skid steer engine bay


Bobcat skid steer inside track frame 

Bobcat skid steer inside track frame


Caterpillar skid steer

Caterpillar Skid Steer 

Caterpillar skid Steer


Caterpillar skid steer boom pivot 

Caterpillar skid steer boom pivot


Caterpillar skid steer near fuel tank 

Caterpillar skid steer near fuel tank


Caterpillar skid steer cabin floor mat 

Caterpillar skid steer cabin floor mat