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Customs and quarantine

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

Customs Watch

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

Departing travellers

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service information on customs clearance for departing travellers.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Duty free concession

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

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Exporting from 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.

Department of Agriculture

Guide for travellers – Know before you go

If you're heading overseas, be careful about what you purchase and try to bring back into Australia. Information 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.

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 pleasure craft travelling to Australia

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.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Information for travellers

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.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Quick guide to customs for travellers

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.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service


Gives some travellers arriving into Australia's international airports the option to self-process through passport control. SmartGate can be used If you hold an Australian, New Zealand or UK ePassport and you are aged 16 years or over.  It will be gradually opened to other nationalities that have ePassports.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Travel information – Biosecurity

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.

Department of Agriculture

Traveller's guide to Australian interstate quarantine

Enjoy your trip and look after 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.

Victorian Government

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