Changes to Department of Immigration and Border Protection Import Processing Charges from 1st January 2016

The Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) also referred to as Australian Customs, have decided to restructure the Import Processing Charges (IPC). DIBP have advised that the IPC cost recovery will be used to support a number of significant reforms aimed at improving the integrity of the border.

From 1st January, 2016 Importers will see an increase in the IPC that are applied to an Import Declaration where the value exceeds A$1,000, as follows:

  >A$1,000 – A$9,999 A$10,000 +
31 Dec 2015 $40.20 $50.00 $122.10 $152.60
1 Jan 2016 $50.00 $152.00


Further information is available on the DIBP website: Changes to IPC – 1st Jan 2016

If you would like any further information regarding these charges, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Jamie Murray
Customs Broker & Customs Manager