Australia has very strict Customs laws about what is allowed to enter the country. All animal and plant products that you bring into Australia must be declared for inspection.
All animal and plant products, including food items, must be declared for inspection and in most cases are returned. The following lists include the more common items.
|Goods that are prohibited||Goods that must be declared|
|Except under Quarantine conditions and approved by Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS), check before you travel.||These goods might be allowed, however, you must declare them at Customs.|
|Dairy products or eggs and products containing eggs||Seeds and nuts, includes packaged seeds, seed ornaments and necklaces, nuts out of shell such as salted nuts|
|Live animals, includes birds, birds, eggs, fish, reptiles and insects||Plant products, straw packaging, wooden articles, artefacts, handicrafts, articles stuffed with seeds or straw, carvings, items made from palm fronds or leaves|
|Meat and meat products (fresh or dried) including canned pork||Animal products, includes items made with rawhide, such as drums, shields, artefacts, treated skins, hides, furs, hair or feathers|
|Seeds and nuts, includes raw peanuts, unroasted nuts||Food, includes cooked, uncooked and ingredients|
|Fresh fruit and vegetables, salmon and trout (fresh or dried)||Dried fruit and vegetables|
|Live plants, includes cuttings, roots, bulbs, rhizomes and stems||Herbs and spices of any kind|
|Handcrafts and souvenirs that contain or are made from seeds||Biscuits, cakes and confectionery|
|Salmon and trout products (canned salmon is allowed)||Noodles and rice|
|Biological materials, includes human/animal vaccines and therapeutic goods (ask about special import conditions)||Teas, coffees and milk based drinks|
|Deer horn/velvet, edible birds nest packaged products||Bamboo, cane or rattan basket-ware and mats|
|Soil and sand, straw and hay packing/stuffing or straw ornaments||Wooden articles|
|Fresh flowers and leis|
|Dried flower arrangements|
|Pine cones and potpourri|
|Shells or coral in any form|
|Feathers, bones, hams and tusks|
|Wool (unprocessed) and animal hair, includes yarns, crafted rugs and clothing|
|Animal equipment, includes clothing, footwear, grooming and veterinary equipment, saddles, bridles and birdcages|
|Sporting and camping equipment, includes tents, footwear, hiking boots, golfing equipment and bicycles|
Please Note: unaccompanied baggage may attract inspection charges.
You must declare any of the listed items on your Travellers' Statement (obtained when you enter Australia - this is a legal document). If you are unsure, it is best to declare.