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Customs clearance

Find information about customs clearance for migrants including concessions, prohibited goods and bringing pets and possessions to Australia.

Arriving in Australia – Declare it!

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.

Department of Agriculture

Arriving travellers

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Provides information for arriving travellers on documents required for customs clearance, information for sea travellers and items you must declare on arrival (including cash/currency).

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Bringing cats and dogs (and other pets) to Australia

Information in relation to importing cats and dogs and other pets into Australia from approved countries.

Department of Agriculture

Duty free concessions

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Lists the duty-free concessions available to travellers entering or returning to Australia. Information available in multiple languages

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Entering or leaving Australia

​Includes information on what to expect at the border and what you can bring into the country, including duty-free and customs concessions for first-time migrants or returning Australian residents.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Importing a motor vehicle

Provides information on importing a motor vehicle into Australia.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Moving to Australia or importing personal effects/household goods

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

Department of Agriculture

Tips for travellers

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Information on what to do and not do when travelling through Australia’s border.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection