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If you are considering commercial or other dealings with Iran we recommend that you familiarise yourself with the operation of sanctions and obtain independent legal advice before making commercial decisions with respect to Iran. Please refer to the DFAT website for updates on Iran Sanctions.

The Australian Government is implementing changes to Australia’s sanctions on Iran in line with our international obligations under UN Security Council resolutions. Austrade is currently assessing the implications of these changes for Australian business and this page will be updated with further information shortly.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Iran. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planned travel.

More information on doing business in Iran


  • Imports from Iran A$28 million
  • Exports to Iran A$302 million
  • Capital Tehran
  • Official Language Farsi (Persian)
  • Area 1,648,000 sq km
  • Population 77 million

Country information provided by DFAT

Country brief

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

» read more at DFAT

Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Iran and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

» read more at DFAT


The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Iran. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

» read more at DFAT

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