Customs Act 1901


Division 1 - Powers of officers  

Subdivision GC - Post-importation permission  


209W(1)   [ Detention notice]  

If an officer of Customs detains goods under section 209U, the officer must serve, within 7 days after the day on which the goods were detained, a detention notice on:

(a) the owner of the goods; or

(b) if the owner cannot be identified after reasonable inquiry - the person in whose possession or under whose control the goods were when they were detained.

209W(2)   [ Service of notice]  

The notice must be in writing and must be served:

(a) personally or by post; or

(b) if no person of the kind referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b) can be identified after reasonable inquiryby publishing a copy of the notice in a newspaper circulating in the location in which the goods were detained.

209W(3)   [ Service outside Australia]  

A detention notice may be served on a person who is outside Australia.


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