(1) Human remains may be brought into Australian territory.
Note 1: In some cases, requirements are specified for bringing human remains into Australian territory (see subsection (2)).
Note 2: Human remains are not goods (see the definition of goods in section 19).
(2) The Director of Human Biosecurity may specify, in writing:
(a) classes of human remains; and
(b) requirements for:
(i) bringing human remains into Australian territory; or
(ii) managing human remains in those classes after bringing them into Australian territory.
(3) An instrument made under subsection (2) is a legislative instrument, but section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the instrument.
(4) A requirement specified for the purposes of paragraph (2)(b) must relate to preventing, or reducing the risk of, a listed human disease entering, or emerging, establishing itself, or spreading in, Australian territory or a part of Australian territory.
(5) This section does not apply to the human remains of an individual who dies:
(a) in transit before arriving in Australian territory; or
(b) on arrival in Australian territory.
Note: For individuals who have died in transit or on arrival, see section 112.
Civil penalty provision
(6) A person to whom a requirement under subsection (2) applies must comply with the requirement.
Civil penalty: 30 penalty units.