Customs Act 1901
After goods have been seized under a seizure warrant or under subsection 203B(2) or (2A), 203C(2), 203CA(3) or 203CB(2), the responsible person must serve, within 7 days after the seizure, a seizure notice on the owner of the goods or, if the owner cannot be identified after reasonable inquiry, on the person in whose possession or under whose control the goods were when they were seized.
Subsection (1) applies whether or not a claim for the return of the goods seized has been made under section 205B.
(a) personally or by post; or
(b) if no person of the kind referred to in subsection (1) can be identified after reasonable inquiry - by publishing a copy of the notice in a newspaper circulating in the location in which the goods were seized.
A seizure notice may be served on a person who is outside Australia.
In this section:
(a) in relation to goods other than narcotic-related goods - the officer of Customs who seized the goods or to whom the goods were delivered under subsection 204(3); or
(b) in relation to narcotic-related goods - the member of the Australian Federal Police who seized the goods or to whom the goods were delivered under subsection 204(4).