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Entering Australia

What to expect at the border and what you can bring into the country

Know what to expect when you enter Australia. 

Depending on your circumstances, you might want to find out more about:

  • visas and our requirements for entry
  • what to expect when you cross the border
  • how to enter Australia as air or sea crew, an offshore worker or member of the military


What you can bring in

There are some things you can’t bring into Australia as a traveller. Australia also has strict biosecurity and quarantine requirements. Be aware of what you can and can’t bring into the country.

See what you can bring in

Duty free

Most personal items you would carry in your luggage can be brought into Australia tax and duty free. As a traveller you can also buy limited amounts of general goods, alcohol and tobacco duty free.

See duty free details

Find the right visa

Use our visa finder if you wish to visit, study or work.

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