(1) The Director of Biosecurity may, if he or she considers it appropriate having regard to the criteria (if any) prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of subsection (2), require a security to be given in relation to conditionally non-prohibited goods that are, or are intended to be, brought or imported into Australian territory.
(2) The regulations may:
(a) prescribe criteria to which the Director of Biosecurity must have regard in considering whether to require a security to be given in relation to conditionally non-prohibited goods that are, or are intended to be, brought or imported into Australian territory; and
(b) make provision for, or in relation to, any security that may be required.
(3) Without limiting paragraph (2)(b), regulations made for the purposes of that paragraph may deal with any or all of the following:
(a) the form of the security;
(b) the amount of the security;
(c) who must give the security;
(d) when the security must be given;
(e) the circumstances in which the security may be retained;
(f) the circumstances in which the security, or any part of the security, must be repaid.
Note: If a permit to bring or import conditionally non-prohibited goods into Australian territory is required under this Act, the Director of Biosecurity may refuse to consider the application for the permit until the security is given (see subsection 179(6)).