Excisable goods are underbond until you have paid the required excise duty on them. You need permission from us before you move underbond excisable goods between licensed premises or to a place of export.
When we grant a movement permission, we may include conditions or ask you to lodge a financial security with us so we can protect the revenue.
To move goods underbond, your movement permission must specify both the:
- goods that can be moved
- premises that the goods can be moved from and to.
You will need to apply for one of the following types of permissions:
If you need to move goods between licensed premises you need a non-export movement permission. You will need either a:
- single movement permission – which allows a one-off movement of specific underbond goods from one licensed premises to another. The movement must occur during the period specified in the permission. You would apply for a single movement permission if you don't normally deal with underbond goods.
- continuing movement permission – which allows you to move underbond goods of a specified type without having to seek individual permission for each movement between licensed premises. This remains in force until we revoke it or you cancel it.
When moving goods to a licensed premises owned by another entity, you may need to check they will accept the goods.
You don't need an export movement permission if excise duty has been paid in full on goods you are exporting. In these instances, you may be eligible for a drawback of the excise duty if the export involves fuel.
The export movement permission is not an authority to export. You must obtain this permission separately from the Department of Home AffairsExternal Link.
You can contact us for information about the movement permissions of third parties you deal with. For example, to confirm that a third party can receive goods underbond.
If you're in business, you may also need other licences, registrations and permissions. For more information, see:
- Permissions to move excisable fuel and petroleum products
- Registration obligations for businesses
- Other registrations – for state government licences and council permits.