Key web pages and entry points for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) enables you to claim a refund, subject to certain conditions, of the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) that you pay on goods you buy in Australia.
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service page with information on documents required for customs clearance, information for sea travellers and items you must declare on arrival (including cash/currency) for arriving travellers.
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service main index page linking to Customs information on importing and exporting goods.
Customs Watch is Customs and Border Protection’s national information collection program. Customs and Border Protection encourages industry and the Australian community to report suspicious behaviour to Customs Watch toll-free on 1800 06 1800, or by using the online form.
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service information on customs clearance for departing travellers.
Lists the duty-free concessions available to travellers entering or returning to Australia.
If you're heading overseas, be careful about what you purchase and try to bring back into Australia. Information in the booklet also includes what can be claimed under the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS), flight restrictions for gels, aerosols and liquids, duty-free concessions, and information for those departing and arriving by sea.
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service information on privately importing a motor vehicle into Australia.
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service page with information for Australian consumers importing goods by post. Includes methods of paying customs duty on imported goods and frequently asked questions relating to importing goods by post.
Whether you are a returning resident, migrating to Australia or a visitor, you need to comply with entry requirements. Information booklet for non-commercial use of pleasure craft, motor sailers and motor cruisers outlining procedures and legal requirements which apply to the Master of these vessels arriving in and departing from Australia.
Provides access to customs information for both departing and arriving travellers. Links to information on unaccompanied effects and temporary importations. Includes a link to the pdf booklet: Guide for Travellers - Know Before You Go.
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service page with information which broadly outlines what goods are prohibited or restricted, where you can obtain more information about the control and, in the case of restricted goods, the mailing address or e-mail address to use to apply for permission to export.
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service page with information which broadly outlines what goods are prohibited or restricted, where you can obtain more information about the control and, in the case of restricted goods, the mailing address or e-mail address to use to apply for permission to import.
Quick guide for international travellers on customs in Australia including bringing into, or taking out of, Australia money and cash, medications, natural products, foodstuffs, animals and animal products, yachts and weapons.
SmartGate gives some travellers arriving into Australia's international airports the option to self-process through passport control. It uses the data in the ePassport and face recognition technology to perform the customs and immigration checks usually conducted by a Customs and Border Protection officer.
SmartGate can be used by Australian and New Zealand ePassport holders, aged 16 or over. It will be gradually opened to other nationalities that have ePassports.
The Tariff Concessions Gazette is published each Wednesday by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. It gives legal effect to the creation of a number of legislative instruments such as a By-Law, Tariff Concession Order (TCO), TCO Revocation or a Determination. It also provides an avenue to identify, advise and provide information on a number of tariff concession issues.
Information on customs concessions for first-time migrants or returning Australian residents.
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service page with information for Australian consumers buying goods over the Internet. Includes information on duties and taxes payable on imported goods.