Customs and Quarantine

Things to know before you go

When you travel, each country has its own customs and quarantine requirements. Visit the IATA Travel Centre to obtain information about the country you are visiting.

Australian Customs and Border Protection and Quarantine

Australian Customs and Border Protection manage the movement of goods and people across the Australian border and each state and territory enforces their own local quarantine restrictions.

  • Restrictions exist on goods that you can bring in and out of Australia. Find out what you may need to declare visit the information for travellers to Australia section of the Australian Customs and Border Protection website. 'What can't I take into Australia?' details what you can and can't bring into Australia, and what you must declare on arrival. Remember that carrying fruit, vegetables, cut-flowers, honey and plants into Western Australia is restricted and you'll need to place restricted items in the terminal bins provided upon arrival.
  • Duty free allowances apply for travellers to Australia. Tobacco duty-free limits have changed. Learn your limits before you go by visiting the Australian Customs and Border Protection website. Remember you can always buy before you fly from our In Sky Shopping catalogue.

If you are an Australian travelling abroad and intend to purchase goods overseas, make sure you shop wisely and know what goods you will need to declare on your return. The easiest way to check what you can and can't bring back to Australia is to visit the Australian Customs Can I bring it back? web page.

For further information visit the Department of Agriculture website, or e-mail