Returning to 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.
Information in relation to importing cats and dogs and other pets into Australia from approved countries.
Links to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship page with information on citizenship for children born overseas to an Australian parent.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship index page linking to information for current citizens including Australian citizens by birth, dual citizenship, long term residents in Australia and Australians living overseas. Includes information on revoking citizenship.
Lists the duty-free concessions available to travellers entering or returning to Australia.
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service information on privately importing a motor vehicle into Australia.
Information regarding importing motor vehicles into Australia. This information will clarify the Quarantine regulations, including documentation and standard of cleanliness required, to ensure clearance.
Information on packing and prohibited goods and on clearing your unaccompanied personal effects and household goods when coming to Australia.
Official information about Resident Return Visas which allow Australian permanent residents to travel to and from Australia while maintaining their status as permanent residents.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship index page linking to information to assist migrants settling into Australia. Includes a list of seven important things that you should do after arriving in Australia; places you can contact for help with settlement and practical information for your life in Australia including: education, family life, health, housing, law, recreation, transport and work.
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 that are usually conducted by a Customs and Border Protection officer. SmartGate can be used by Australian and New Zealand ePassport holders, aged 18 or over. It will be gradually opened to other nationalities that have ePassports.
Everyone travelling to Australia must present a valid and approved travel document as evidence of their identity and nationality.
If you are entering Australia to holiday, study or live permanently, or if you are an Australia resident planning an overseas trip,it is a good idea to know what can’t be brought into Australia.
Information on customs concessions for first-time migrants or returning Australian residents.
You must declare for inspection all food, plant material and animal products on arrival in Australia to ensure they are free of pests and diseases.