Customs and quarantine
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.
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.
Information on Australian export controls for food including meat, fish and fish products, dairy products, organic and bio-dynamic products, live animals and reproductive material, fish, aquatic products, plants and grains.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Restrictions apply to each state and territory for the movement of fruit, vegetables, plants,soils, flowers, plant products, agricultural machinery, animals or animal products and recreational equipment. Random and permanent roadblocks are in operation and fines for non-compliance can be imposed.