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Old 09-19-2007, 01:12 PM   #15
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Yep, Indonesia is a problem. We were warned about Indonesia years before we ever planned to go there, and it just doesn't get better, apparently. A shame, because it's a beautiful country. It was because of the problems we had been warned about that we joined the Darwin to Ambon rally in order to get our CAIT, etc.

In 1986 we went cruising for a few years. After 20 years and 50+ countries and several oceans, we are STILL "cruising for a few years".

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Intresting information.

So it's a matter of reporting from your point of departure? Does one have to then wait for confirmation?

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Intresting information.

So it's a matter of reporting from your point of departure? Does one have to then wait for confirmation?
Here is the actual extract from the regulation issued by Australian Customs from their :-


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Information for yachts travelling to australia - let us know you're coming

The Master of a vessel arriving in Australia is required by law to give notice of impending arrival not later than 96 hours before arrival. Penalties may apply for failure to do so.

If the journey, from a place outside Australia, is likely to take less than ninety-six (96) hours then the below sliding scale is used based on the steaming time from the previous foreign port (section 64(5)((i) of the Customs Act- Customs Regulations section 27).

Likely duration of journey

Specified period


72 hours or more but less than 96 hours :- 72 hours



48 hours or more but less than 72 hours :- 48 hours



24 hours or more but less than 48 hours :- 24 hours



Less than 24 hours :- 12 hours


There are several agencies interested in your arrival - principally Customs, Quarantine and Immigration.

96 hours notice may be given by either;

* Sending an email to yachtreport@customs.gov.au:

* Sending a fax to +61 2 6275 6331;

* Phoning the Australian Customs National Communications Centre on +61 3 9244 8973.

You will need to provide the following information

* The name of your craft;

* Your intended first port of arrival;

* Your estimated arrival time;

* Your last four ports;

* The details of people on board including name, date of birth, nationality and passport number;

* Details of any illness or disease recently encountered;

* If you have any animals on board;

* If you have any firearms on board.


Suggest you keep a copy of email or fax sent to customs

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