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.
You do not need to declare these goods if they are commercially prepared and packaged and for personal use only:
You may bring up to 10 kilograms of commercially prepared and packaged chocolate or confectionery into Australia as a personal import.
Confectionery includes fudge, toffees, boiled sweets, peppermints, marshmallows and liquorice.
Coffee is permitted into Australia for personal use if it is in one of the following forms:
The coffee must be in clean and new packaging and free from live insects and other contamination.
Kopi Luwak/Civet coffee, including whole beans, ground or for instant use, is allowed into Australia if:
Cosmetic products are allowed into Australia if they are commercially manufactured and packaged and for the personal use of the person wishing to import the item. You may bring up to 10 kilograms or 10 litres for personal use.
Cosmetics other than those listed above may require an import permit. Tax free limits do apply to the import of goods into Australia.
Fruit and vegetable juices and soft drinks are allowed into Australia if they are commercially prepared and packaged and shelf stable (do not require refrigeration).
Fruit and vegetable juices must be packaged in hermetically sealed containers such as:
These teas are allowed into Australia from any country if the tea is in clean and new packaging (unopened) and free of live insects and other contamination.
If you are importing tea with animal, other fungal or microbial products, you must search BICON for each individual ingredient to determine the conditions that apply.