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Importing goods to Australia

Customs procedures for importing and exporting

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service main index page linking to Customs information on importing and exporting goods.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Frequently asked questions (about bringing goods into Australia)

Provides answers to frequently asked questions about bringing goods into Australia. Includes a list of some items commonly brought into Australia by travellers with their import conditions.

Department of Agriculture

Importing a motor vehicle

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service information on privately importing a motor vehicle into Australia.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Importing goods by post

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.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Importing to Australia

Information on inspection of cargo as well as import controls for biological products; chemical fertilisers; food; live animals and reproductive material; personal effects; plants, grains and horticulture; timber; and vehicles and machinery.

Department of Agriculture

Information for importers/exporters of therapeutic products

The Therapeutic Goods Administration provides information on importing or exporting medicines or medical devices into or out of Australia. Includes links to FAQs about exporting therapeutic goods, exporting medicines, exporting medical devices, exporting blood, tissues & biologicals, and import & export forms.

Therapeutic Goods Administration

International mail to Australia

Information on the International Mail Program and mailing items to Australia. This page links to information on items that should not be mailed to Australia.

Department of Agriculture

Moving to Australia or importing personal effects/household goods

Information on packing and prohibited goods and on clearing your unaccompanied personal effects and household goods when coming to Australia.

Department of Agriculture

Prohibited and restricted imports

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.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

The Brumby Anti-Dumping Review

On 4 July 2012 a Review to examine the current arrangements for assessing and investigating anti-dumping matters and consider the feasibility of a Commonwealth Anti-Dumping Agency. The Review has now concluded and the Final Report was released publicly by the Minister on 27 November 2012.

Attorney-General's Department

When buying over the internet

Information for Australian consumers buying goods over the Internet. Includes information on duties and taxes payable on imported goods.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

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