Generally 48 hours once all documents received, additional time will be required if entry is subject to Quarantine or other regulatory requirements.
Atlas Processing Fee – $85.00* + GST
*regulatory charges will be passed on at cost
if your goods require Quarantine assessment there will be extra charges. These charges are dependent on the directions given by AQIS. They range from $49.00 for document assessment up to $145.00 onwards for visual examination and additional requirements such as fumigation and or destruction of the goods.
More information can be found at:
You must lodge a Self-Assessed Clearance (SAC) Declaration if your imported goods:
You cannot use a SAC Declaration if your goods arrive:
There are three types of SAC Declarations:
If your goods need a permit to be imported, you must use either an Import Declaration (N10) or a long format SAC Declaration.
You can only submit SAC Declarations in the Integrated Cargo System (ICS).
SAC Declarations can be submitted by:
Importers can apply to access the ICS, however there are costs involved.
If you use SAC Declarations incorrectly, you may not meet import requirements such as:
Importers may face financial penalties or legal action if they do not pay the correct duties and taxes. If you are unsure of your legal obligations when making a SAC Declaration, the ABF recommends the use of a licensed customs broker.