Importing samples into Australia
International users who wish to bring samples to the Australian Synchrotron, or to ship them separately, are required to include with their samples a copy of the Australian Synchrotron's import permit AND a letter from the Australian Synchrotron expressly approving their use of the permit for the date(s) of their experiment(s).
Please see the below table for a list of commodities covered by the Australian Synchrotron import permits.
If you are unsure about whether your specific samples are covered by existing permits, please visit the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website. This site provides information on how to obtain additional permits if necessary.
** Please note that it may not be possible to import untreated soil or plant samples to the Australian Synchrotron. Refer to the BICON database for the specific import conditions for your sample. Where the import conditions require containment at an Approved Arrangement Site, please note that the Australian Synchrotron does not currently hold an approved arrangement.
|Current Import Permits|
Genetic material - purified and derived from standard laboratory microorganisms including viruses
Genetic material - low risk genetic material and vectors
Purified or refined laboratory reagents - low risk laboratory material
Microorganisms, including viruses - low risk standard laboratory species
Animal fluids and tissues (excluding reproductive material) - sourced from low risk species
Animal fluids and tissues (excluding reproductive material) - from ovines, caprines, bovines, cervines, camelid, giraffid, porcines, equines and avians.
Antibodies - purified and raised against antigens from multicellular organisms, synthetic material or microorganisms
Cell lines and/or supernatant fluid - derived from animals and humans
Human Fluids and Tissues - not known to be infected
|All||12 Sep 2018|
Untanned hides and skins
12 Sep 2018
Laboratory material (Novatein thermoplastic protein)
|NZ only||05 Oct 2018|
To request a permit and supporting letter, please email the Australian Synchrotron User Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizens of all countries, except New Zealand, require a visa to enter Australia. For information and online visa applications, please see www.border.gov.au