Customs Act 1901


Division 2 - Penalties  


A person commits an offence of strict liability if:

(a) the person brings goods into Australia; and

(b) the goods are restricted goods.

Penalty: 1,000 penalty units.


For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

Subsection (1) does not apply if the person brings the goods into Australia in accordance with a written permission given by the Minister for the purposes of this subsection.

For the purposes of this Act, restricted goods are goods:

(a) that, if imported, would be prohibited imports; and

(b) that are prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this definition.

This section has effect only for purposes related to external affairs, including:

(a) for purposes related to giving effect to an international agreement to which Australia is a party; and

(b) for purposes related to addressing matters of international concern.


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