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Returning to Australia

Find targeted government information for former residents returning to Australia on a range of issues including citizenship, visas, customs clearance and bringing pets and possessions back to Australia.

Arriving travellers

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).

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

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

Child born overseas to an Australian citizen

Information on citizenship for children born overseas to an Australian parent.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Current citizens

Offers information on citizenship for current citizens including Australian citizens by birth, people with dual citizenship, long term residents in Australia and Australians living overseas. Includes information on revoking citizenship.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Duty free concession

Lists the duty-free concessions available to travellers entering or returning to Australia.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Importing a motor vehicle

Provides information on privately importing a motor vehicle into Australia.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Importing motor vehicles

Provides further information on quarantine clearance for motor vehicles, including documentation and standard of cleanliness required.

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

Returning residents

Provides visa options for current or former Australian permanent residents, or former Australian citizens to re-enter Australia.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Travel documents for entry to Australia

Everyone travelling to Australia must present a valid and approved travel document as evidence of their identity and nationality.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Travellers

Provides quick links to specific customs Information for travellers, including customs concessions for first-time migrants or returning Australian residents.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

What can't I take into Australia?

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

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