Legislation

AQIS administers the Quarantine Act 1908, Export Control Act 1982, Imported Food Control Act 1992 and various other Acts in order to protect Australia's animal, plant and human health status and to maintain market access for Australian food and other agricultural exports.

If you import or export goods of quarantine concern to/from Australia you should be aware of your responsibilities under Australian law.

In 2008, AQIS celebrated the Centenary of Quarantine—100 years since the introduction of the Quarantine Act 1908.