Biosecurity

Import and Export of Biologicals

The safe importing, exporting and transport of biological material is essential not only to preserve the integrity of your goods but to protect Australia’s animal, plant and human health. To this end, it is paramount that the applicable local, state, federal and international laws are followed.‚Äč

Getting Started

1. Assess: Assess the classification of the goods to determine what actions are required.

2. Documents: Whether importing, exporting or transporting next door, organise all the documentation and approvals beforehand. 

If you intend to import or export animals, genetically modified organismshuman tissue or high risk biological agents, then Material Transfer Agreements, ethics and biosafety approvals might be required.

 

3. Plan B: have one. Have a plan for managing any escape, spill, leak or loss of goods in transit.

4. Packaging: Organise packaging which will meet regulatory requirements.

Further information is available through your Research Group Leader, Manager:Technical Services, Biosecurity Officer or UniSA Biosafety Officer: biosafety@unisa.edu.au.

Importing

Regardless of whether you are importing goods into UniSA from the institution next door, interstate or overseas, there are regulations by which you need to abide.

Import Permits

OGTR, IBC, HREC and AEC approvals

Record keeping

What to send your colleague before they ship the samples.

Exporting

Regardless of whether you are exporting goods out of UniSA to the institution next door, interstate or overseas, there are regulations by which you need to abide.

Dangerous Goods Classification

OGTR, IBC, HREC and AEC approvals

Record keeping

Packaging