Zimbabwe: Targeted Sanctions Regime
From September 2002, Australia has implemented targeted autonomous sanctions against persons or entities who engage in, or have engaged in, activities that seriously undermine democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law in Zimbabwe.
As a consequence, Australian law currently prohibits:
1. The supply, sale or transfer to Zimbabwe of arms and related materiel
- Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011, regulations 4 and 12
- Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, regulation 11
2. The provision of technical advice, assistance or training, a financial service or financial or other assistance to Zimbabwe, related to
(a) military activities or
(b) an activity involving the supply, sale, transfer, manufacture, maintenance or use of an export sanctioned good for Zimbabwe
- Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011, regulations 5 and 13
3. The use or dealing with the assets of, and the making available of assets to, a person or entity designated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs other than as authorised by a permit issue
- Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons - Zimbabwe) Amendment List 2013 (No. 2)
- DFAT Consolidated List [Excel]
- Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011, regulations 6, 14 and 15
- Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, regulations 11A and 11B
4. The entry or transit through Australia of persons declared by the Minister as meeting the criteria for Zimbabwe under regulation 6 of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations.
(In addition, all student visa applications from Zimbabwe are screened to identify whether any applicants were adult children of Zimbabwean individuals subject to Australian travel and financial sanctions. Applications so identified are referred to the Minister for Foreign Affairs for consideration as to whether their presence in Australia would be in Australia's foreign policy interests.