Dataset: First Points of Entry (FPOE) for vessels


Goods may only be landed at certain points. International vessels must comply with the Biosecurity Act 2015 and the First Point of Entry Biosecurity Determinations when entering an Australian port.

Approval for the landing of goods must be granted from the department.

Please be aware that as of 16 June 2019 there have been changes to the determination of ports which may impact what classes of vessels and goods are permitted to arrive at a FPOE. Please see the first point of entry determination for each port for current permissions at:

Ports that demonstrated full compliance with regulatory requirements were granted ongoing first point of entry determination. Certain ports had their transitional first point of entry determination extended and can continue to operate as usual during their extension period.

The ports of Carnarvon, Exmouth, Port Huon, Spring Bay and Stanley have had their determinations lapse. As these ports are no longer FPOE they are not listed in the table.

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