The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted resolution 1718 (2006) on 14 October 2006 imposing sanctions on the DPRK. The sanctions have been amended and extended by UNSC resolution 1874 (2009), resolution 2087 (2013), resolution 2094 (2013), resolution 2270 (2016), resolution 2321 (2016) and resolution 2356 (2017). Australia implements UNSC-mandated sanctions in respect of the DPRK primarily via the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Regulations 2008.
Australia also imposes autonomous sanctions in relation to the DPRK. The Australian Government announced its autonomous sanctions in September 2006 in response to Australia's concerns about the DPRK's nuclear, weapons of mass destruction and proliferation programs. The autonomous sanctions have been amended on several occasions since. Australia implements its autonomous sanctions in respect of the DPRK primarily via the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011.
The pages listed below summarise the sanctions measures imposed by Australia in relation to the DPRK. They do not include the measures and provisions that commence on 5 August 2017. The pages will be updated to give effect to these changes shortly after this date.