Can you bring it in?

A guide to what you can and can't bring in to the country​​​​​​.​ When you’re travelling overseas​ or importing items, you need to know that some items can’t be brought back with you and for others you need to get permission.


Food items brought into Australia need to be declared on your Incoming Passenger Card if you come by plane, or on the parcels you mail. Biosecurity officers may need to inspect some of the food you're bringing with you.


Australia has very strict biosecurity procedures at our international borders to prevent the introduction of harmful pests and diseases. Certain food items brought into Australia, even small amounts or ingredients for cooking, need to be declared.

Common items

Click on the item you would like to bring or mail to Australia. Please note that this list includes only the most common enquires. If the product you want to bring isn’t listed below check the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry's Biosecurity Import Conditions system (BICON). There might be additional requirements.