Customs and Border Protection

Ensuring safe travels across borders.

Customs and Border Protection
Australia is the world’s largest island and smallest continent. To protect our unique animals, flora and fauna, our Customs and Border Protection authorities employ strict customs regulations on imports.
Items such as plants, food, furs, timber, and anything contaminated with dirt or sand will be carefully scrutinised and restricted or possibly prohibited. You must declare these items or if discovered and not declared heavy penalties apply. If in doubt declare it !
Limitations also apply to other items brought into the country, such as tobacco products, alcohol and other personal possessions including cash currency.
It is illegal to carry drugs including marijuana, cannabis, heroin, cocaine and amphetamines in and out of Australia.
Further information on what travellers can or cannot bring into Australia can be found here
Information is also available in several languages by visiting the Australian Customs Services website here