Customs Act 1901 (Cth) Sections


Print

Customs Act charges are prosecuted by the Australian Federal Police (or AFP) and Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (or DPP).

The AFP and DPP have substantial resources and it is important to obtain superior representation from criminal lawyers who specialise in Customs Act cases.

Sydney Criminal Lawyers is vastly experienced and highly successful in defending clients against Customs Act prosecutions.

We have a proven track record of winning Customs Act cases and, if our clients wish to plead guilty, in having charges reduced and thereby obtaining outstanding results.

Call us today on (02) 9261 8881 for a free first appointment.

Click on a link below to read the relevant section of the Customs Act 1901.

Section 4C Customs Act 1901 | Identity Cards

Section 5A Customs Act 1901 | Attachment of Overseas Resources Installations

Section 5B Customs Act 1901 | Installation of Overseas Sea Installations

Section 20 Customs Act 1901 | Waterfront Area Control

Section 33 Customs Act 1901 | Moving Goods Subject to Customs Control

Section 33A Customs Act 1901 | Using Resource Installations Subject to Customs Control

Section 33B Customs Act 1901 | Using Sea Installations Subject to Customs Control

Section 33C Customs Act 1901 | Obstructing Commonwealth Property in Customs Place

Section 36 Customs Act 1901 | Failure to Keep Goods Safely or Account for Goods

Section 50 Customs Act 1901 | Prohibition of the Importation of Goods

Section 51 Customs Act 1901 | Prohibited Imports

Section 58 Customs Act 1901 | Ships Not Entering Ports or Airports

Section 58A Customs Act 1901 | Direct Journeys Between Installations and External Places

Section 58B Customs Act 1901 | Direct Journeys Between Research Installations and External Places

Section 60 Customs Act 1901 | Boarding Stations

Section 61 Customs Act 1901 | Facility for Boarding

Section 61A Customs Act 1901 | Owner to Facilitate Boarding

Section 62 Customs Act 1901 | Ships to Quickly Come to Place of Unlading

Section 63 Customs Act 1901 | Ship or Aircraft Not to be Moved Without Authority

Section 64 Customs Act 1901 | Impending Airport Arrival

Section 64AA Customs Act 1901 | Arrival Reports

Section 64AAA Customs Act 1901 | Report of Stores and Prohibited Goods

Section 64AAB Customs Act 1901 | Notifying Customs of Particulars of Cargo Reporters

Section 64AAC Customs Act 1901 | Report to Customs of Persons Engaged to Unload Cargo

Section 64AB Customs Act 1901 | Cargo Reports

Section 64ABAA Customs Act 1901 | Outturn Reports

Section 64ABAB Customs Act 1901 | When Outturn Report is to be Communicated to Customs

Section 64ABAC Customs Act 1901 | Explanation of Shortlanded or Surplus Cargo

Section 64ACA Customs Act 1901 | Passenger Reports

Section 64ACB Customs Act 1901 | Crew Reports

Section 64ADA Customs Act 1901 | Disclosure of Cargo Reports to Port Authorities

Section 64AE Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Answer Questions or Produce Documents

Section 64AF Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Provide Access to Passenger Information

Section 64A Customs Act 1901 | Ships or Aircraft Arriving at Certain Places

Section 65 Customs Act 1901 | Master or Pilot Failing to Report

Section 66 Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Deliver Derelict Goods to Officer

Section 67 Customs Act 1901 | Interfering with Derelict Goods

Section 67EB Customs Act 1901 | Registration as a Special Reporter

Section 67EF Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Store or Record Maintenance Conditions

Section 67EG Customs Act 1901 | Special Mail Order House Condition

Section 68 Customs Act 1901 | Entry of Imported Goods

Section 68A Customs Act 1901 | Goods Imported for Transhipment

Section 69 Customs Act 1901 | Like Customable Goods

Section 70 Customs Act 1901 | Special Clearance Goods

Section 71AAAQ Customs Act 1901 | Further Self Assessed Clearance Declaration

Section 71A Customs Act 1901 | Making an Import Declaration

Section 71B Customs Act 1901 | Import Declaration Processing Charges

Section 71DB Customs Act 1901 | Making a Request for Cargo Release

Section 71DC Customs Act 1901 | Liability for RCR Processing Charge

Section 71DG Customs Act 1901 | Liability for Periodic Declaration Processing Charge

Section 71DI Customs Act 1901 | Liability for Warehouse Declaration Processing Charge

Section 71G Customs Act 1901 | Goods Not to be Entered While an Entry is Outstanding

Section 72 Customs Act 1901 | Failure to Make Entries

Section 73 Customs Act 1901 | Breaking Bulk

Section 77R Customs Act 1901 | Breach of Conditions of Depot Licence

Section 77VA Customs Act 1901 | Depot Not to be Used if Depot Licence Suspended

Section 77Y Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Comply with Directions for Customs Controlled Goods

Section 79 Customs Act 1901 | Warehouse Licences

Section 80 Customs Act 1901 | Applications for Warehouse Licences

Section 81 Customs Act 1901 | Requirements for Grant of Warehouse Licence

Section 81A Customs Act 1901 | Grant of a Warehouse Licence

Section 81B Customs Act 1901 | Variation of the Place Covered by a Warehouse Licence

Section 82 Customs Act 1901 | Conditions of Warehouse Licences

Section 82A Customs Act 1901 | Imposing Additional Conditions on Warehouse Licences

Section 82B Customs Act 1901 | Varying Conditions of Warehouse Licences

Section 82C Customs Act 1901 | Breach of Conditions of a Warehouse Licence

Section 83 Customs Act 1901 | Duration of Warehouse Licence

Section 84 Customs Act 1901 | Renewal of Warehouse Licence

Section 85 Customs Act 1901 | Fees for Warehouse Licences

Section 86 Customs Act 1901 | Suspension of Warehouse Licences

Section 87 Customs Act 1901 | Cancellation of Warehouse Licences

Section 90 Customs Act 1901 | Obligations of Holders of Warehouse Licences

Section 94 Customs Act 1901 | Goods Not Worth Duty May be Destroyed

Section 95 Customs Act 1901 | Revaluation

Section 96 Customs Act 1901 | Arrears of Warehouse Charges

Section 96A Customs Act 1901 | Outwards Duty Free Shops

Section 96B Customs Act 1901 | Inwards Duty Free Shops

Section 97 Customs Act 1901 | Goods for Public Exhibition

Section 99 Customs Act 1901 | Entry of Warehoused Goods

Section 100 Customs Act 1901 | Constructive Warehousing

Section 101 Customs Act 1901 | Delivery of Warehousing Authority

Section 102 Customs Act 1901 | Holder of Licence to Inform Collector of Certain Matters

Section 102A Customs Act 1901 | Notices to Customs by Holder of Warehouse Licence

Section 104 Customs Act 1901 | Customable Beverage must be entered for Warehousing

Section 105 Customs Act 1901 | Customable Beverage Entered for Home Consumption in Bulk

Section 105A Customs Act 1901 | Delivery from Customs Control of Brandy, Whisky or Rum

Section 105B Customs Act 1901 | Extinguishment of Duty on Excise-equivalent Goods

Section 105C Customs Act 1901 | Returns

Section 105E Customs Act 1901 | Use of Excise Equivalent Goods

Section 106A Customs Act 1901 | Ships and Aircraft to which this Subdivision applies

Section 106B Customs Act 1901 | Reporting 48 hrs before Ship or Aircraft is Due to Depart

Section 106C Customs Act 1901 | Report 4 Hours before Ship or Aircraft is Due to Depart

Section 106D Customs Act 1901 | Report just before Ship or Aircraft Departs

Section 106F Customs Act 1901 | Reports on Matters in Approved Statement

Section 106G Customs Act 1901 | Reports to be made Electronically

Section 106H Customs Act 1901 | Form of Reports

Section 106J Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Answer Officers Questions

Section 112 Customs Act 1901 | Prohibited Exports

Section 112A Customs Act 1901 | Controlled Substances taken to be Prohibited Exports

Section 112B Customs Act 1901 | Invalidation of Licence etc for False or Misleading Information

Section 112BA Customs Act 1901 | Notice Prohibiting Export

Section 112C Customs Act 1901 | Directions by Collector

Section 112D Customs Act 1901 | Failure to Comply with Direction

Section 113 Customs Act 1901 | Entry of Goods for Export

Section 114 Customs Act 1901 | Export Declarations

Section 114A Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Give Additional Information

Section 114B Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Comply with Export Grant

Section 114BA Customs Act 1901 | Using ACEANS in Respect of Goods

Section 114BB Customs Act 1901 | Making of Export Information Contracts

Section 114BC Customs Act 1901 | Persons Using ACEANS Failing to Declare

Section 114C Customs Act 1901 | Authority to deal with Goods entered for Export

Section 114CA Customs Act 1901 | Suspension of Authority to deal with Goods

Section 114CB Customs Act 1901 | Revocation of Suspension of Authority to Deal

Section 114CC Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Provide Additional Information Where Authority Suspended

Section 114D Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Deal with Goods in Accordance with Entry

Section 114E Customs Act 1901 | Sending Goods to Wharf or Airport to Export

Section 114F Customs Act 1901 | Notices to Customs for goods Received at Wharf or Airport

Section 115 Customs Act 1901 | Taking Goods on Board without Authority to Deal

Section 116 Customs Act 1901 | Goods not dealt with in accordance with Export Entry

Section 116A Customs Act 1901 | Goods for Export by ACEAN not Exported in time

Section 117AA Customs Act 1901 | Consolidation of Goods for Export at Prescribed place

Section 117A Customs Act 1901 | Submanifests Not Communicated to Customs

Section 118 Customs Act 1901 | Certificate of Clearance

Section 118A Customs Act 1901 | Certificate of Clearance for Ships or Aircraft

Section 119 Customs Act 1901 | Communication of Outward Manifest to Customs

Section 119AA Customs Act 1901 | Permission to Deal with Goods for Export

Section 119D Customs Act 1901 | Notification of Export Entries etc

Section 119E Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Communicate to Customs Electronically

Section 120 Customs Act 1901 | Shipment of Goods

Section 122 Customs Act 1901 | Time of Clearance

Section 122H Customs Act 1901 | Entering Premises to Examine Goods to Export

Section 122J Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Leave if Consent Withdrawn

Section 122Q Customs Act 1901 | Damaging Occupier’s Property

Section 123 Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Stop at Boarding Stations

Section 124 Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Account for Missing Goods

Section 125 Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Land at Proper Destination

Section 126 Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Provide Certificate of Landing

Section 126C Customs Act 1901 | Undersized Export Ships

Section 126DC Customs Act 1901 | CEO’s Keeping of Records of Electronic Communications

Section 126E Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Communicate to Customs when Systems Inoperative

Section 126F Customs Act 1901 | Failures to Pay Customs when Systems Inoperative

Section 127 Customs Act 1901 | Use of Ships’ and Aircraft’s Stores

Section 128 Customs Act 1901 | Unshipment of Stores

Section 129 Customs Act 1901 | Stores Taken on Board Without Approval

Section 130B Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Pay Duty on Stores

Section 131A Customs Act 1901 | Imposing Duty on Fish Caught by Australian Ships

Section 131AA Customs Act 1901 | Joint Petroleum Development Areas

Section 132AA Customs Act 1901 | When Import Duty must be Paid

Section 149 Customs Act 1901 | Duty on Goods Not Produced or Landed

Section 153AB Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Pay Duty on Alcoholic Beverages

Section 153AD Customs Act 1901 | Obscuring Alcoholic Strength

Section 162AA Customs Act 1901 | Applications to Deal with Goods Imported Temporarily without Duty

Section 162B Customs Act 1901 | Pallets used in International Transport

Section 175 Customs Act 1901 | Goods Transferred between Certain Vessels

Section 182 Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Produce Authority

Section 183 Customs Act 1901 | Liability of Agents

Section 183A Customs Act 1901 | Principal Liable for Agents Acting

Section 183CA Customs Act 1901 | Improperly Applying for a Licence

Section 183P Customs Act 1901 | Offences by Witness

Section 183Q Customs Act 1901 | Statements by Witness

Section 184A Customs Act 1901 | Power to Board a Ship

Section 184B Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Comply with Request to Board Foreign Ships

Section 184C Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Comply with Request to Board Australian Ship

Section 184D Customs Act 1901 | Request for Boarding or Landing

Section 185 Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Allow Boarding and Searching

Section 185A Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Allow Boarding and Searching on High Seas

Section 185AA Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Allow Searching of People

Section 185B Customs Act 1901 | Moving or Destroying Hazardous Ships etc.

Section 186 Customs Act 1901 | Refusing to Allow Examination of Goods under Customs Control

Section 186 Customs Act 1901 | Refusing to Allow Copying of Documents

Section 186B Customs Act 1901 | Compensating for Damage Caused by Copying

Section 188 Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Provide for Officer on Board

Section 191 Customs Act 1901 | Breaking Seals when under Customs Control

Section 192 Customs Act 1901 | Breaking Seals when Bound for Another Cwth Country

Section 193 Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Provide for Officer on Coast or Port

Section 194 Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Provide for Officer when Ship Moored

Section 195 Customs Act 1901 | Passenger Failing to Answer Question

Section 195A Customs Act 1901 | Person in Restricted Area Failing to Answer Questions

Section 196C Customs Act 1901 | Person Claiming Package Failing to Answer Questions

Section 197 Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Stop Conveyance about to Leave Customs Place

Section 201A Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Assist Access of Computer

Section 203A Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Provide Information about People Working in Restricted Areas

Section 203HA Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Provide Name or Address to Warrant Officer

Section 203P Customs Act 1901 | Making False Statements in Warrants

Section 203Q Customs Act 1901 | Offences Relating to Telephone Warrants

Section 209A Customs Act 1901 | Destruction or Concealment of Evidential Material or Forfeited Goods

Section 210 Customs Act 1901 | Resisting, Obstructing or Preventing Arrest

Section 213 Customs Act 1901 | Arrested Person or Customs Officer Failing to Provide Details

Section 214AE Customs Act 1901 | Improper Exercise of Monitoring Powers

Section 214AF Customs Act 1901 | Improper Exercise of Monitoring Powers under Warrant

Section 214AH Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Answer Questions by Monitoring Officer

Section 214AI Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Provide Assistance to Monitoring Officer

Section 214B Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Assist Customs Officers for Customs Tariff

Section 225 Customs Act 1901 | Time Limit to Commence Proceedings Against Officers

Section 226 Customs Act 1901 | Time for Commencing Action

Section 227AA Customs Act 1901 | Evidence Used in Prosecutions

Section 227E Customs Act 1901 | Improper Storage of Prohibited Items

Section 229 Customs Act 1901 | Proceeds of Drug Trafficking

Section 231Customs Act 1901 | Assembly for Unlawful Purposes

Section 232A Customs Act 1901 | Rescuing Seized Goods and Assaulting Officers

Section 233 Customs Act 1901 | Smuggling, Importation and Exportation

Section 233AB Customs Act 1901 | Penalties for Offences against Section 233

Section 233A Customs Act 1901 | Allowing Use of Ship for Smuggling

Section 233AB Customs Act 1901 | Penalties for Offences against Section 233A

Section 233BAA Customs Act 1901 | Special Offence for Tier 1 Goods

Section 233BAB Customs Act 1901 | Special Offence for Tier 2 Goods

Section 233BABAB Customs Act 1901 | Importation of UN Sanctioned Goods

Section 233BABAC Customs Act 1901 | Exportation of UN-Sanctioned Goods

Section 233BABAD Customs Act 1901 | Smuggling Tobacco Products

Section 233C Customs Act 1901 | Giving False Information Regarding UN Sanctioned Goods

Section 234 Customs Act 1901 | Customs Offences

Section 234A Customs Act 1901 | Unauthorised Entry

Section 234AB Customs Act 1901 | Unauthorised Use of Cameras and Sound Recorders

Section 236 Customs Act 1901 | Aiders and a Bettors

Section 237 Customs Act 1901 | Attempts

Section 239 Customs Act 1901 | Penalties in Addition to Forfeitures

Section 240 Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Keep Commercial Documents

Section 240AA Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Produce Commercial Documents

Section 240AB Customs Act 1901 | Verifying Communications to Customs

Section 240AC Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Produce Record

Section 243B Customs Act 1901 | Pecuniary Penalties

Section 243K Customs Act 1901 | Contravening Restraining Orders

Section 243SA Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Answer Questions

Section 243SB Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Produce Documents or Records to Officer

Section 243T Customs Act 1901 | False Statements Resulting in Loss of Duty

Section 243U Customs Act 1901 | False Statements not Resulting in Loss of Duty

Section 243V Customs Act 1901 | False Statements in Cargo or Outturn Reports