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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 191

Aircraft and vessels entering Australian territory

             (1)  This section applies to an aircraft or vessel that has entered Australian territory during a flight or voyage that commenced outside Australian territory.

Note 1:       A reference in this Division to an aircraft does not include an aircraft brought or imported into Australian territory from outside Australian territory on board another conveyance (see subsection 16(3)).

Note 2:       A reference in this Division to a vessel does not include a vessel brought or imported into Australian territory from outside Australian territory on board another conveyance (see subsection 16(4)).

Note 3:       A vessel includes an installation (see subparagraph (b)(i) of the definition of vessel in section 9, and the definition of installation in section 20).

             (2)  The aircraft or vessel becomes subject to biosecurity control when the aircraft or vessel enters Australian territory.

Note:          Part 4 deals with entry points for aircraft and vessels that intend to land or be moored in Australian territory.

             (3)  The aircraft or vessel remains subject to biosecurity control until it is released from biosecurity control.

Note:          Division 7 deals with releasing conveyances from biosecurity control.

             (4)  If the aircraft or vessel is released from biosecurity control under paragraph 218(1)(d) by leaving Australian territory during a flight or voyage between places in Australian territory, the aircraft or vessel becomes subject to biosecurity control again when it re-enters Australian territory during that flight or voyage.

Note:          An aircraft or vessel is released from biosecurity control under paragraph 218(1)(d) if it leaves Australian territory.



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