Exports of Fishery Products to Australia

The authorities in Australia provide a database facility to help inform exporters on certain entry requirements.

This system is known as BICON (Biosecurity Import Conditions) and is accessible at:

BICON can be used by exporters to determine whether a commodity intended to be imported into Australia:  

  • is permitted
  • is subject to import conditions
  • requires supporting documentation
  • requires treatment
  • needs an import permit    

Health certificate for exports to Australia  

The health certificate to be used for exports to Australia has been amended to take into account the conditions for the importation of salmon species sourced, processed and exported from the Republic of Ireland for human consumption. This isavailable on application to approved establishments from their local SFPA port office.    

Each consignment must be accompanied by consignment-specific certification issued by the SFPA, which includes additional health conditions applicable to salmonids on the health certificate.  

In addition, these products must be packaged by one of the following methods: 

  • Fish or fish pieces individually packaged in plastic sleeves, pouches or other packaging, in cartons of any weight   
  • Fish or fish pieces loosely packed within a plastic bag in cartons weighing 27.3kg (60lbs) or less
  • Fish or fish pieces loosely packed in cartons weighing greater than 27.3kg (60lbs)

For any enquiries regarding exports to Australia, please email