Sanctions

Iran sanctions changes

The Australian Government is implementing changes to Australia’s sanctions on Iran in line with our international obligations under UN Security Council resolutions.

The Australian Government will apply the changes to UN sanctions on Iran as required by UN Security Council Resolution 2231, although others will remain in place.

The Australian Government has decided to suspend certain autonomous sanctions on Iran, while others will remain in place.

For more information, please read our Iran Frequently Asked Questions.

The Iran sanctions website will be amended to reflect the changes to Australian sanction laws as they take legislative effect.

 

Review of UN Terrorism Listings – Public Submissions

Members of the public are invited to comment by 5 p.m., 3 March  2016, on a review of the listing Al-Nusrah Front pursuant to United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1373 (2001).

Al-Nusrah Front was listed in March 2013 due to its links to Al-Qaida. The Government is reviewing the listing to determine whether it should be extended for a further three years from March 2016. Further details on how to make a submission are available: Review of UN Terrorism Listings – Public Submissions.

Australia and sanctions

Sanctions are measures not involving the use of armed force that are imposed in situations of international concern, including the grave repression of human rights, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery, or armed conflict.

They impose restrictions on activities that relate to particular countries, goods and services, or persons and entities.

Australian sanction laws implement United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions regimes and Australian autonomous sanctions regimes.

Contravening an Australian sanction law may be a serious criminal offence. Penalties for sanctions offences include up to ten years in prison and substantial fines.

You should consider seeking legal advice in relation to an activity that may contravene an Australian sanction law.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs or the Minister's delegate may be able to grant a permit authorising an activity that would otherwise contravene an Australian sanction law.

You can contact us in relation to sanctions permits by registering as a user of the Online Sanctions Administration System (OSAS).

Contacting us is no substitute for seeking legal advice. We can provide information on Australian sanction laws, but can only provide legal advice to the Australian Government.

We are committed to administering Australian sanction laws diligently, but also in a way that facilitates trade wherever possible.

Please carefully consider the information in this section before contacting us. You can find detailed information by following the links in the menu.



Last Updated: 11 September 2014