What items am I prohibited from bringing into Australia?
Australia's customs laws prevent you from bringing drugs, steroids, weapons, firearms and protected wildlife into Australia. Some common items such as fresh or packaged food, fruit, eggs, meat, plants, seeds, skins and feathers are also prohibited. For more information visit the Department of Home Affairs website.
How much money can I bring into the country?
There is no limit on the amount of currency that you can bring into Australia, but you will need to declare amounts over $10,000. Find out more and obtain a reporting form on the AUSTRAC website at http://www.austrac.gov.au/travellers
What happens to goods you declare?
Goods that you declare will be inspected by a biosecurity officer, who will assess the level of risk associated with the goods. In most cases, goods are low risk and will be returned to you after the inspection. However, if a biosecurity officer deems the goods to have some risk you can pay for the goods to be treated, pay to export the goods, or voluntarily dispose of the goods.
What is the duty-free concession limits for people entering Australia?
General goods: $AUD 900 worth of goods per adult (18 years or over); $AUD 450 worth of goods per child.
Alcohol: Up to 2.25 litres (0.5 imperial gallons or 0.59 US gallons) of alcoholic beverages (liquor, wine and Champagne) per adult.
Tobacco: 50 cigarettes or 50 grams (1.76 ounces) of cigars or tobacco products per adult.
How do I get GST refunded once I leave Australia?
Travellers departing Australia can get a GST or WET refund under the tourist refund scheme (TRS), administered by the Department of Home Affairs and its operational arm the Australian Border Force (ABF). To find out more information about this click here