When adding a vessel's registration number and/or call sign please use upper case letters and do not add a space or hyphen (-) between the characters. 

Rego 12345QC, call sign VMQ1235.

When completing your Journey Details please list your First mainland Australia arrival point, ETA and Details in the existing row.
If you are discharging cargo and/or have crew changes or disembarking passengers in another port click on the Add other destination points button to add an extra row to submit this information.

The 'Are you carrying any of the following' questions are to prompt the person in charge of the vessel to declare any products that require a permit to move between the Torres Strait Protected Zone to the Torres Strait permanent biosecurity monitoring zone, and any Torres Strait Island to mainland Australia.

Products which require a permit include:

Untreated hides or skins or other animal products.
Meat or dairy products (excluding canned items).
Fresh fruit and vegetables.
Live animals, including insects.
Live plants, including cuttings, seedlings or plant products.
Poultry products, including eggs or feathers with skin still attached.

Please click on this link for more information on which goods require a permit and how to apply for one.

Pre-arrival reporting form

This form is to be used by a vessel that is 7m or over, and is on, or intends to make a voyage that arrives at a place in Australian territory from either the Torres Strait protected zone or the Torres Strait permanent biosecurity monitoring zone. This completed form must be provided to a biosecurity official or customs officer no more than 96 hours and no less than 12 hours prior to the vessel’s estimated arrival at the first destination port. NOTE: Penalties apply for failing to provide a report to a biosecurity official or customs officer or for providing false or misleading information.

Vessels transiting directly through the shipping channels and not stopping in Torres Strait are exempt from the reporting requirements.

Details of person in charge

e.g. Master or first officer

Vessel contact details

Vessel details

Journey details

First mainland Australia arrival point ETA
Details of intended crew changes or disembarking passengers in a place in Australian Territory south of the Torres Strait permanent biosecurity monitoring zone (Crew/pax numbers) Delete
Location 1

Are you carrying any of the following


Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence. You may also be liable to pay a civil penalty.

Privacy policy

'Personal information' means any information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable. 'Personal information' that is collected under or in accordance with the Biosecurity Act 2015 is also 'protected information' under the Biosecurity Act.

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment collects your 'protected information' including personal information in relation to this document under the Biosecurity Act for the purposes of conducting biosecurity risk assessments on the movement of goods from the Torres Strait Protected Zone to Torres Strait Permanent Biosecurity Monitoring Zone, or from either of these zones to Australian territory, and related purposes. If you fail to provide the relevant personal information requested in this document, the department will be unable to complete a full biosecurity risk assessment and/or contact you should future biosecurity risks emerge. Information collected by the department will only be used or disclosed as authorised under the Biosecurity Act.

The department may disclose your personal information to other Australian agencies, including the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and Australian Border Force. It will not usually be disclosed overseas. In every case, it will only be disclosed if authorised by the Biosecurity Act.

See our Privacy Policy webpage ( to learn more about accessing or correcting personal information or making a complaint. Alternatively, telephone the department on +61 2 6272 3933.