Australian Immigration and Border Protection (Customs and Quarantine)

What to expect at customs and border protection in order to adhere to requirements to enter, exit, and travel within Australia.

Things to know before you go

When you travel, each country has its own immigration and border protection requirements. Visit the IATA Travel CentreOpens external site in a new window to obtain information about the country you’re visiting.

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border ProtectionOpens external site in a new window manages the movement of goods and people across the Australian border, while each state and territory enforces their own local quarantine restrictions.

For further information visit Department of Agriculture and Water ResourcesOpens external site in a new window.

In addition to controls on goods that can enter Australia from overseas, Australia also has rules and regulations about the movement of goods between states, or within states. Visit Australian Interstate QuarantineOpens external site in a new window for more information or to download a copy of their traveller’s guide.