Customs By-law No. 1300942

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2013L00344

Subscribe to a Global-Regulation Premium Membership Today!

Key Benefits:

Subscribe Now
CUSTOMS ACT 1901
 
CUSTOMS TARIFF ACT 1995
 
SCHEDULE 4
 
BY-LAW No. 1300942
 
 
I, Geoff Johannes, delegate of the Chief Executive Officer, under section 271 of the Customs Act 1901, make the by-law set out in the Schedule below.
 
THE SCHEDULE
 
BY-LAW No. 1300942
 
Item 15
Schedule 4
 
1.       This by-law may be cited as Customs By-law No. 1300942.
 
2.       This by-law takes effect on and from 1 March 2013.
 
3.       For the purposes of item 15 Schedule 4 to the Customs Tariff Act 1995, the goods that are specified in Column 1 of the Table (the Table) below are prescribed.
 
4.       The application of item 15 to the goods in the Table are subject to:
 
(a)     paragraph 4; and
 
(b)     the exceptions and conditions, if any, set out in Column 2 opposite those goods.
 
5.       The goods must:
 
(a)     not be commercial goods; and
 
(b)     be personal goods.
 
6.       In this by-law:
 
adult means a person 18 years or over;
 
arriving person means a passenger or crew member who was on board a ship or aircraft which arrived in Australia from a place outside Australia;
 
commercial goods means goods that:
 
(a)     are intended to be used by the arriving person for a commercial purpose, including sale, lease, hire or exchange;  or
 
(b)     are goods that have been imported in such a quantity that, having regard to their nature or durability, that quantity represents a commercial quantity;
 
family means:
 
(a)     a husband and wife, and any of their children who are under the age of 18 years; or
 
(b)     a person and his or her de facto partner (within the meaning of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901), and any of their children who are under the age of 18 years;
 
permanent resident means a person who arrives in Australia and intends forthwith to take up permanent residence in Australia; and
 
(a)     is an Australian citizen for the purposes of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (as amended from time to time); or
 
(b)     holds a permanent visa within the meaning of the Migration Act 1958 (as amended from time to time); or
 
(c)     holds a special category visa within the meaning of the Migration Act 1958 (as amended from time to time);
 
personal goods means goods that:
 
(a)     are the property of an arriving person; and
 
(b)     are suitable, and are intended, for use by the arriving person;
but do not include motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts;
 
tobacco products mean cigarettes, cigars or other products containing tobacco;
 
used in relation to the expression “personally owned and used” means being available for use for their intended purpose by the arriving person on a continuing basis in each country in which that person was residing on a long term basis.
THE TABLE
Column 1
Goods
Column 2
Exceptions and Conditions

(1)     Goods, as follows:
 
(a)     personal clothing of all kinds including footwear;
 
(b)     articles for personal hygiene or grooming.
(1)     The goods must be imported by an arriving person who is a permanent resident.
 
(2)     Except fur apparel and perfume concentrates. 
 

(2)     Goods, as follows:
 
(a)     non-motorised caravans;
 
(b)     non-motorised box, boat or similar trailers;
 
(c)     boats designed for use in sheltered waters for sport or recreation, conforming to one of the following specifications:
 
(i)                 boats propelled by manual or pedal power;
 
(ii)     sailing boats that:
(a)     do not exceed 1,000 kilograms unladen weight;
(b)     do not incorporate any device for propelling the boat by power; and
(c)     are not of the deep keel type;  or
 
(iii)    powered boats that:
(a)     do not exceed 7 metres in length, overall;
(b)     do not exceed 2.5 metres in width at any section; and
(c)     do not exceed 1,250 kilograms unladen weight when imported with driving units and transmissions, or 800 kilograms unladen weight when imported without driving units and transmissions.
(1)   The goods must be imported by an arriving person.
 
(2)   If the person is part of a family, only one article selected from each of the three groups (a), (b) and (c) (specified in Column 1) will be allowed for the family per three years.
 
(3)   If the person is not part of a family, only one article selected from each of the three groups (a), (b) and (c) (specified in Column 1) will be allowed for the person per three years.
 
(4)     The person must have:
(a)     arrived in Australia with the intention of immediately taking up or resuming permanent residence; and
 
(b)     personally owned and used the goods overseas for the twelve months preceding the person’s departure for Australia.
 
(5)     If the goods are a boat specified in group (c), they will not be sold or otherwise disposed of in Australia by or on behalf of the arriving person, within two years after the date of importation of the goods.

 
Column 1
Goods
Column 2
Exceptions and Conditions

(3)     Aircraft of all types, having not more than one propulsion motor.
(1)     The goods must be imported by an arriving person who is an adult permanent resident.
 
(2)     If the person is part of a family, only one aircraft will be allowed for the family.
 
(3)     If the person is not part of a family, only one aircraft will be allowed for the person.
 
(4)     The person must have personally owned and used the goods overseas for the six months preceding the person’s departure for Australia.
 
(5)    The goods must not be sold or otherwise disposed of in Australia by or on behalf of the arriving person, within two years after the date of importation of the goods.
 

 
 
Column 1
Goods
Column 2
Exceptions and Conditions

(4)  Machinery, plant and equipment, not covered by a preceding item.
(1)   The goods must be imported by an arriving person who is an adult permanent resident.
 
(2)   The person must have personally owned and used the goods overseas for the twelve months preceding the person’s departure for Australia.
 
(3)   The person must intend to use the goods or be in a position to use the goods.
 
(4)   The goods will, for a continuous  period of two years, be put to use in Australia by the arriving person for the purpose for which they are intended.
 
(5)   The goods will not be sold,  leased, hired, mortgaged or otherwise disposed of, by or on behalf of the arriving person, before the expiration of the two year period referred to in sub-paragraph (4) of this condition.

(5)     Fur apparel, personal effects, furniture and household goods, not covered by a preceding item.
(1)   The goods must be imported by an arriving person.
 
(2)   The person must have personally owned and used the goods overseas for the twelve months preceding the arriving person’s departure for Australia.
 
(3)   Except alcoholic beverages and tobacco products.

 
7.       For the purposes of this by-law, the “Customs Tariff Act 1995” means the Customs Tariff Act 1995, as amended or proposed to be altered.
 
 
Dated this twenty fifth day of February 2013.
 
(signed)
Geoff Johannes
Delegate of the
Chief Executive Officer