Becoming a licensed customs broker
Customs brokers in Australia are amongst the most professional in the world today. They are skilled service providers and have been through a rigorous program of tertiary training that includes structured assessment of their operational skills. They also attend regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure that their skills are maintained and enhanced in line with changes to Australian Government regulation and accepted industry practices internationally.
Note that there are three categories of customs brokers and these are:
- Sole Trader
The information below relates specifically to nominee customs broker licensing
. A nominee is a natural person that is licensed to act as a customs broker
but only as an employee of a corporate or a sole trader customs brokerage. A nominee may be employed by more than one corporate or sole trader brokerage at any one time.The vast majority of licensed customs brokers operating in Australia are nominees.
For details of the licensing process for corporate or sole trader customs brokers, click HERE
to be taken to the ABF website.
Under Part XI of the Customs Act 1901 (the Act), all practising
customs brokers in Australia are required to be licensed by the Comptroller-General of Customs for the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) Below are the key steps that must be followed to become licensed as a nominee: