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.

Seasonal events

If you are sending or bringing goods to Australia for a cultural or seasonal event, or returning from an event overseas with souvenirs, you will need to:

  • be aware of what goods pose a high risk to Australia and may require treatment or destruction
  • use our advice about safe alternative goods or souvenirs
  • declare anything you are bringing or sending, so that it can be inspected by our staff at the border.

This will help you to avoid delays, extra costs, or loss of goods that are considered high risk.