importing food to Australia

The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) is part of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF).

AQIS manages quarantine controls at our borders to minimise the risk of exotic pests and diseases entering the country. AQIS also provides import certification to help retain Australia's highly favourable animal, plant and human health status.

Australia is free from a number of biological threats, such as foot and mouth disease, that have had major economic and environmental consequences for other countries.

Australia has some of the toughest regulations in the world and the job of keeping Australia free of unwanted pests continues to be the major role of AQIS. The strict verification and certification activities for agriculture and food products is of paramount importance to maintaining our clean, disease free environment.