Australia and sanctions
What We Can Do to Help
ASO works to assist individuals, businesses and other organisations by providing guidance on how to comply with sanctions laws. But we cannot provide you with legal advice or advice on the sanctions laws of foreign countries.
How can I get help?
|Register as user of OSAS||OSAS is ASO’s portal. You will need to register as a user of OSAS to access a range of our services, including to request an inquiry and apply for a sanctions permit.||Register as an OSAS user|
|Make a general inquiry||
General enquiries can be made via email. We try to respond to all general enquiries within 2 weeks, although more complex matters may require more time.
Please note that if you wish to seek guidance on whether you may be affected by Australian sanctions law, you should submit a request for an inquiry (see below).
|Send an email to email@example.com|
|Request an inquiry||
You can seek from ASO an inquiry of whether you may be affected by Australian sanctions law in OSAS.
Before making a request for an inquiry, you should read all the information on this website, follow the What You Need To Do Checklist and get your own legal advice as appropriate.
While we will work as quickly as possible to process requests, if possible you should allow 3 months for ASO to process your request, especially for complex activities and activities in high-risk countries or regions. Generally we expect, although cannot always guarantee, that it will take us 6-8 weeks to process your request. Go to Sanctions Permits for applicable information on the time it will take and how to avoid delays.
|Submit a request for an inquiry in OSAS|
|Apply for a sanctions permit||You can submit an application for a sanctions permit in OSAS.
Before making an application, you should read all the information on this website, follow the What You Need To Do Checklist and get your own legal advice as appropriate.
While we will work as quickly as possible to process applications, if possible you should allow 3 months for ASO to process your application, especially for complex activities and activities in high-risk countries or regions. Generally we expect, although cannot always guarantee, that it will take us 6-8 weeks to process your application. Go to Sanctions Permits for information on the time it will take and how to avoid delays.
|Submit an application in OSAS|
|Get updates on Australian sanctions law||You can subscribe to our email list to receive email updates on Australian sanctions law.
You can also view all updates on our website under Latest Updates.
Check Latest Updates
|Find out whether a person or entity is subject to targeted financial sanctions||You are responsible for undertaking the due diligence checks necessary to ensure the persons or entities connected with your proposed activity are not subject to targeted financial sanctions.
We maintain a Consolidated List of all persons and entities subject to targeted financial sanctions, which is designed as one tool to assist you in undertaking your due diligence checks. Information on how to search the list is provided under Consolidated List.
|Search the Consolidated List|
|Get notification of updates to our Consolidated List||Subscribe to our email list to receive notification of updates to our Consolidated List.||Subscribe to our email list|
|Find out about ASO presentations||We provide free presentations on Australian sanctions law for individuals, Australian businesses, universities and other organisations in Australian major capital cities. Subscribe to our email list to receive information on upcoming presentations including the location, timing and how to register.||Subscribe to our email list|
|Request an ASO speaker for an event||We are available to present at seminars hosted by industry groups, professional associations and peak bodies. To enquire about a ASO speaker for your event, please send us an email.||Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.|