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Importing goods to Australia

Buying over the internet

Information for people buying goods over the Internet, including information on duties and taxes payable on imported goods.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

For travellers and private individuals

Provides information for travellers on buying and importing goods from overseas.

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

Import and export of therapeutic products

Provides information on importing or exporting medicines or medical devices into or out of Australia.

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Importing a motor vehicle

Provides information on privately importing a motor vehicle into Australia.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Importing and clearing goods that arrive by international mail (post)

Provides information on methods of paying customs duty and frequently asked questions about goods arriving in the mail from overseas.

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.
Tabs: ICON – import conditions database

Department of Agriculture

Industrial chemicals import and manufacturing

All importers and/or manufacturers of industrial chemicals for commercial purposes must register with the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS).

National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme

International mail to Australia

Provides information on mail order and internet purchases and what can't be mailed to Australia.

Department of Agriculture

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

Prohibited and restricted imports

Provides information outlining 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

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