You don't need an import licence to buy and import goods from overseas, however you may need to get permits to clear some goods from customs control. It's most important that you understand and comply with any customs legislation and procedures.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will provide you with the information you need when buying and importing overseas goods, including:
- import entry costs
- valuation advice
- rules of origin
- using an Australian Business Number (ABN)
- intellectual property rights
- tariff classification.