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 AQIS 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 AQIS permits. 

If you are unsure about whether your specific samples are covered by existing permits, please visit the AQIS 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 ICON database for the specific import conditions for your sample. Where the import conditions require containment in a Quarantine Approved Premises (QAP) please note that the Australian Synchrotron is not currently approved as a QAP.

Commodity Name

Condition Number(s)

Country

End Use

Purified / refined laboratory reagents - as listed in PCT1102

PC0992 AND PC0701 AND PCT1102

All countries

In-vitro use or in-vivo use in laboratory organisms only

Antibodies – Purified & raised against antigens from multicellular organisms or synthetic material

PC0701 AND PC0992

All countries

In-vitro use or in-vivo use in laboratory organisms only

Microorganisms, including viruses (as listed in PCt1103)

Microorganisms (Anoxybacillus spp.)

PCT1103 AND PC0691

All countries

In-vitro use or in-vivo use in laboratory organisms only

Cell lines and/or supernatant fluid - derived from laboratory animals & humans

PC0992 AND PC6021 AND PC6781

All countries

In-vitro use or in-vivo use in laboratory organisms only

Human Fluids and Tissues - not known to be infected

PC6743 AND PC6781

All countries

In-vitro use or in-vivo use in laboratory organisms only

Laboratory materials (Novatein (thermoplastic protein / bioplastic))

PC6781 AND PC0992 AND PC0701 AND PC1649

All countries

In-vitro use or in-vivo use in laboratory organisms only

To request a permit and supporting letter, please email the Australian Synchrotron User Office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.